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Old May 11th 2003, 12:02 pm
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Just to let everone know that at 9am this morning I recieved confirmation that I can now resign!!!!!!!!

The job in Hamilton was confirmed and the visa stuff from their end will be set in motion tomorrow.

Sweaty palms or what!!!!!!!
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Default Re: NZ here I come watch out!!!!

Originally posted by valleygirl
Just to let everone know that at 9am this morning I recieved confirmation that I can now resign!!!!!!!!

The job in Hamilton was confirmed and the visa stuff from their end will be set in motion tomorrow.

Sweaty palms or what!!!!!!!
HOORAY! There is no better feeling in the world than handing in your notice at work!

Enjoy....
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Old May 11th 2003, 12:55 pm
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well done, can i ask how long it has taken you to get this far. i have been told i need a job offer to get the extra points.we are not looking to go till next year as we have big holiday with friends in dec,but i don't know when to start applying for jobs. do you apply for job and then put in application or the other way round. we are looking to go south island new zealand.
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Hey valleygirl

Blimey that was quick!!! Congratulations on getting the job offer. Hope everything works out for you

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i see from your id that you are in auckland have you always been there ,how long ,do you regret the move . give me any advice you can as i said we are looking at south island but this may change if i can't get a job there. hubby likes look of northland.
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Default Re: NZ here I come watch out!!!!

Originally posted by valleygirl
Just to let everone know that at 9am this morning I recieved confirmation that I can now resign!!!!!!!!

The job in Hamilton was confirmed and the visa stuff from their end will be set in motion tomorrow.

Sweaty palms or what!!!!!!!

Congrats Girl !!!!


Go get em'
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Old May 11th 2003, 1:58 pm
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Originally posted by tracey710
i see from your id that you are in auckland have you always been there ,how long ,do you regret the move . give me any advice you can as i said we are looking at south island but this may change if i can't get a job there. hubby likes look of northland.
I've been in Akl for the past 2.5yrs, though have travelled extensively round the country. Main reason for staying there is that the vast majority of my work is in Auckland (IT contractor). No regrets whatsoever. Auckland is a great place & has LOTS of things to do in akl itself or within a couple of hrs travelling. Good nightlife compared to say, Christchurch or smaller towns. Downsides are bad traffic congestion/poor public transport, higher property costs (real estate & rental). Akl is a large city, however not a patch on Sydney or London.

I was considering moving to Wellington awhile back, however for me it's a bit quiet (sorry Wellingtonians) plus harder for me work wise. Would move to Queenstown tomorrow, however there is absolutely No work there for me & refuse to slum it!!

Best advice I can give you is to go to NZ with an open mind as to where you are going to settle - try somewhere, and if you like it great, if not try somewhere else. I know people who won't live anywhere except Akl, and someone else who loves dunedin. If I had my time in NZ again, I would have spent 1.5yrs in Akl, and 1.5yrs in Welly.

All the best

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Nice one, you sexy minx (she knows what I mean!)

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Originally posted by tracey710
well done, can i ask how long it has taken you to get this far. i have been told i need a job offer to get the extra points.we are not looking to go till next year as we have big holiday with friends in dec,but i don't know when to start applying for jobs. do you apply for job and then put in application or the other way round. we are looking to go south island new zealand.

Hi Tracey

Well I can tell you that from the time of seriously considering NZ to job offer took me about 6 weeks!!! I know I cant believe it myself sometimes
I have been just thinking about going for about 2 years then I suppose thought bugger it just go for it and see what happens.
My husband and I both got really good feedback from prospective employers out there (he is an engineer).
I am not going there on my first choice when it comes to jobs. I started out as a beauty therapist now teach anatomy and physiology. I noticed that beauty was on the OSL and decided to go for it!! Aparently they love british Beauty therapists out there and I saw it as an in!!
I am not sure weather Hamilton is the place for me but again you dont know unless you try.
As you can imagine I am thrilled and scared all at the same time.
Good luck to anyone who is trying to get work at the moment.

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Old May 11th 2003, 6:13 pm
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hi amanda, i can't work out if you already have your visa or now that you have a job offer you can apply
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Hi Tracey

Go to chat Rm

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Default Re: NZ here I come watch out!!!!

Originally posted by valleygirl
Just to let everone know that at 9am this morning I recieved confirmation that I can now resign!!!!!!!!

The job in Hamilton was confirmed and the visa stuff from their end will be set in motion tomorrow.

Sweaty palms or what!!!!!!!


GO AMANDA :PARTY: GO AMANDA:PARTY:


Well done really pleased for you.


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Originally posted by BritboyNZ
I've been in Akl for the past 2.5yrs, though have travelled extensively round the country. Main reason for staying there is that the vast majority of my work is in Auckland (IT contractor). No regrets whatsoever. Auckland is a great place & has LOTS of things to do in akl itself or within a couple of hrs travelling. Good nightlife compared to say, Christchurch or smaller towns. Downsides are bad traffic congestion/poor public transport, higher property costs (real estate & rental). Akl is a large city, however not a patch on Sydney or London.

I was considering moving to Wellington awhile back, however for me it's a bit quiet (sorry Wellingtonians) plus harder for me work wise. Would move to Queenstown tomorrow, however there is absolutely No work there for me & refuse to slum it!!

Best advice I can give you is to go to NZ with an open mind as to where you are going to settle - try somewhere, and if you like it great, if not try somewhere else. I know people who won't live anywhere except Akl, and someone else who loves dunedin. If I had my time in NZ again, I would have spent 1.5yrs in Akl, and 1.5yrs in Welly.

All the best

Russ.

Would you settle there (NZ) for good though Russ?

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Old May 12th 2003, 1:24 am
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Originally posted by valleygirl
Hi Tracey

Well I can tell you that from the time of seriously considering NZ to job offer took me about 6 weeks!!! I know I cant believe it myself sometimes
I have been just thinking about going for about 2 years then I suppose thought bugger it just go for it and see what happens.
My husband and I both got really good feedback from prospective employers out there (he is an engineer).
I am not going there on my first choice when it comes to jobs. I started out as a beauty therapist now teach anatomy and physiology. I noticed that beauty was on the OSL and decided to go for it!! Aparently they love british Beauty therapists out there and I saw it as an in!!
I am not sure weather Hamilton is the place for me but again you dont know unless you try.
As you can imagine I am thrilled and scared all at the same time.
Good luck to anyone who is trying to get work at the moment.

Amanda


Hi

Has your husband had any job offers or other STRONG indications of future work? Is the work (if any) permanent and full time?
Are you relying on "once we are there"?

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