Laidley Fruit Picking

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May 4th 2003
Published: September 6th 2005
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7am day 2 of work
Roughly 100km west inland of Brisbane.
We basically decided to have a 2 to 3 weeks stop in order to rest, detox and replenish our bank accounts. We intended to stay here long enough for both of us to save around $1,500 each. We calculated that would equate to around 3 weeks work if we limited our expenses. WE QUIT AFTER 3 DAYS. Christ almighty, what a crap load of work.

We basically had to crawl on our hands and knees in the middle of a damp field all day picking bloody tomatoes whilst struggling to keep up with the tracktors conveyor belt moving up the field at an irritating pace. I wanted to quit after 2 hours but Kev kept up the motivation with positive talk whilst i balanced it out with copious amounts of traditional english moaning and groaning. In the end not even Kev could see the positive side of this crap. After day 1 our legs and lower backs were creaking with pain.

days 1 and 2 were miserable, the farmer was an ars*hole threatening every backpacker with the sack if we did'nt pick all the tomatoes faster!. i just felt sorry for the local
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9am Day 2. Finding Motivation Hard to Come By.
guys who have to do this for a living. Day 3 was great, as the previous night we had agreed to quit, so we just took it easy and had a laugh and the odd tomatoe fight. Too much hard work for too little money, the lure of Brisbane and then Fraser island proved too much for us to stay here in Laidley (a town that can be crossed on foot in approximately ten minutes) working as slaves.

Its did serve to raise the appreciation levels for when we arrived back in Brisbane, i think you need abit of a rough patch in your life to appreciate the good things....


14th March 2009

HI my name is andrea, i whant to know if you have an adress are a phone number for fruit picking in laidley. please give me an answer in my e mail
14th March 2009

hi my name is andrea im church jobs in fruit picking i whant to know if you have an adress are a phone number for laidley thanks for answer
16th September 2009

hi, I m looking for picking and any other farm work. I m married and my husband doing study in horticulture and we living in brisbane city we really need a work bcoz we r living with money crisis so plz help us we r waiting for yr answer plz help for give us any type of work bcoz we spent all money and living in very trouble so plz plz help.we waiting. thanks.
24th October 2009

hi im woundering if you have a number so i can call and talk about work couse we are 1 guy and 1 girl that want to work.
22nd November 2009

Hey there, I am a teacher in Papua New Guinea and I will be holidaying in Brisbane with one of my students. During this time (Dec 12 2009 to Jan 21 2010) we'd like to go fruit picking. Please send me details as to how i can get in touch with farmers who would need fruit pickers during this time. Cheers. Barton
4th December 2009

Hey ! we're 2 French girls and we're looking for a job ! We're actually in Brisbane and we would like work in fruit picking in Laidley! Please can you send me address and phone number of a farm! please my mail is:
18th May 2010

Fruit picking laidley
Hi, we are two italian girls. We aer moving on laidley to picking fruit. can we have more information??? we are hard workers...we need the second working holiday!!! thanks

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