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Strawberry picking job

Post by tieusu81 » Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:54 am

Hi everyone,

In Jyuly, we may need 10 strawberry pickers. Tax card required. Job starts at 6 am and finish at 2 or 3 pm. Accommodation is available (3 €/p/day). More information, please send me PM.

BR
Mr Viet
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Re: Strawberry picking job

Post by errank » Wed Jun 03, 2009 6:17 pm

hello, me and my friend are two possible canditates. we are 19 years old and come from Estonia. I have some questions - where is the place - south or north finland. Do you pay per kilo or per hour or per day ?
pleas contact me with email : [email protected] , or tel. +372 58097272

thank you

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Re: Strawberry picking job

Post by ajdias » Wed Jun 03, 2009 6:37 pm

Seems to be in Jyväskylä area.

There are threads in this forum report some less than honest practices by farm owners - I have no reason to suspect of the OP but it would be useful if you could ad further information like:

- Accomodation free/paid (you've got that one :thumbsup: )
- farm/employer's name and location;
- pay basis like the above user asked;
- average income for a worker;
- references if available.

Etc.

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Re: Strawberry picking job

Post by maurine » Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:16 pm

errank wrote:hello, me and my friend are two possible canditates. we are 19 years old and come from Estonia. I have some questions - where is the place - south or north finland. Do you pay per kilo or per hour or per day ?
pleas contact me with email : [email protected] , or tel. +372 58097272

thank you

There are so many people looking for summer jobs now so if you wait for them to call you just to answer your questions, i dont think thats gonna happen. and beside you are living abroad. maybe its best for you guys to call the employer. Just a word of advice.
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Re: Strawberry picking job

Post by tieusu81 » Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:11 pm

Thank you for all replies.

This is in Jyväskylä area. (@ajdias: good guest)

- Accommodation fee: 3 euro/day/person. It is located 10 km far from working places.
- Avarage income per worker: touch question.


Hope this help.

More information, contact Mr Viet
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Re: Strawberry picking job

Post by inkku » Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:19 pm

Mr Viet, are you a middle man? Your name is not Finnish. Or do you own the farm?

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Re: Strawberry picking job

Post by Amandine.K » Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:52 pm

average of 65€/day, one basket being 2,5€ that make 26 basket a day... 70,2kg of strawberries per day... :shock:

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Re: Strawberry picking job

Post by ajdias » Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:56 pm

That's only 9kg/hour.
More if the 65 is netto pay ( I hope it is)...

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Re: Strawberry picking job

Post by Amandine.K » Thu Jun 04, 2009 10:28 am

I've never dne something like that so I have no idea how much works it requires really. But from other posts I gathered that it was hard work, squatting to pick them up. Can you really pick up 9 kg easily in one hour?

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Re: Strawberry picking job

Post by ajdias » Thu Jun 04, 2009 12:19 pm

Haven't done it either.
Probably not easily, it's hard work and it will show in your back (at least for the first few days.)

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Re: Strawberry picking job

Post by tieusu81 » Thu Jun 04, 2009 4:29 pm

It is possible, speacially during the main season. Also, if you are lucky while the owners of farms take a good care of strawberry plant from now then may be much more than that. Of course, it is not the same for everyday, but on avarage it could be reached.

It is hard work, oviously. But somethings is better than nothing, isn't it?
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Re: Strawberry picking job

Post by sever04free » Fri Jun 05, 2009 2:47 am

i will call Mr. Viet to have a talk... :D

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Re: Strawberry picking job

Post by TERI » Fri Jun 05, 2009 12:36 pm

I have done it. Brutal work. Gets on your knees, back, skin gets burnt, insects eat you alive. :lol: Horrriiiible! I don´t believe it´s possible to pick 9kg per hour. Has to be a very fast picker or very heavy berries.

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Re: Strawberry picking job

Post by Upphew » Sun Jun 07, 2009 5:40 pm

TERI wrote:I have done it. Brutal work. Gets on your knees, back, skin gets burnt, insects eat you alive. :lol: Horrriiiible! I don´t believe it´s possible to pick 9kg per hour. Has to be a very fast picker or very heavy berries.
Well... week ago I saw first finnish strawberries at my local citymarket... it was probably 250g box or something like that: 5 berries and 4,99€, I passed that temptaiton easily.
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Re: Strawberry picking job

Post by CatNip » Mon Jun 08, 2009 7:54 am

Here are the official rules for wages etc. for strawberry picking in 2009:
http://www.tyosuojelu.fi/upload/marja2009eng.pdf.

Most of the Finns coming from countryside has experience in strawberry picking. As mentioned here many times, it's hard work but if you are hardworking, no matter what the weather is, you can earn good money. You can either be paid by hour, per kilo or per box. 100-120 kilos a day is duable when the weather is good.

Normally you get homemade food twice, breakfast plus coffee with fresh bread a day in these farms.

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