In other Scotland news (although Piper was Canadian, he was sometimes billed as being from Scotland) I'm thinking that I might take up this Edinburgh offer. I emailed the guy again and he seemed like less of a jerk this time around. He said that he could offer three days a week on average and it's about £20/hour with a minimum of four hours a day. So that works out to what I was getting at my previous court job and that was just a flat rate of like £80/day. So sometimes that was good (short days) but other times less appealing (long days). Then there's the transcripts and the rate was reasonable for that as well.
So why not? And there's no interview. So just go for it. If it doesn't work out because I can't understand what they're saying or for any other reason I can always go to Finland.
I was looking at the housing. £700 is a bit above average over there whereas in London you have to really go to some shitty areas and look at shitty flats for that price. The cheapest place is £450.
Oh, they actually give the average price. It's £648 in Edinburgh for a one bedroom place. So that's what I thought. Let's see if they do this for London. Yeah, £1548 for London. Sounds about right.
So yeah, there's plenty of places in Edinburgh for between £500 and £700 so I should be able to afford that. And they all look pretty decent. I think I can just pick a place and not view it. That's not ideal but I've never been shown a place in London that was uninhabitable. The viewings are just a waste of time, really. "Yeah, it looks alright." I mean, what can I really do? I've never seen a place with obvious defects.
So yeah, can just look at the pictures, go to Google Maps and look around, maybe do some research on the area. That should be enough. And in Scotland there's none of this bullshit letting agent rip off fees so that's good.
See how it goes then. I've asked him where exactly the courts are and if not having a car would be a problem. If that all is satisfactory, he said I could start in mid-August. So great.
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