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Old Feb 18th 2012, 12:04 pm
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Old Feb 18th 2012, 9:20 pm
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The proportion of my take-home income to my COL is quite higher in local currency terms than what probably would have been had I not emigrated. And I feel healthier and more energetically robust living in Syd.

I reckon higher quality of living often means higher cost of living.
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Old Feb 18th 2012, 11:32 pm
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For you it obviously works and your job at the Tourism Board obviously suits you well but for many others of course that isn't the case. Many in this country are struggling to make ends meet, just like In most other developed countries.
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Old Feb 19th 2012, 12:04 am
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For you it obviously works and your job at the Tourism Board obviously suits you well but for many others of course that isn't the case. Many in this country are struggling to make ends meet, just like In most other developed countries.
I don't work for the Tourism Board. I work for an American company's Sydney branch which is now making a lot of money here because of the exchange rate.
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Old Feb 19th 2012, 12:16 am
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Oh sorry, I don't know what made me think you worked for the Tourism Board
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Old Feb 19th 2012, 12:25 am
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Oh sorry, I don't know what made me think you worked for the Tourism Board
You need not be part of the tourism board to express your appreciation of the beauty of Sydney.
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Old Feb 19th 2012, 12:30 am
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The purpose of these surveys is to provide information to multinational companies about the pay and allowances they should give their staff located in various cities.
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Old Feb 19th 2012, 1:59 pm
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Kind of smacks of "my dad's stronger than your dad" doesn't it
LOL - thats exactly what I thought, especially when I saw his reply
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Old Feb 19th 2012, 7:30 pm
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Originally Posted by isgraham View Post
Jealous are you? Never mind I'm used to it water off a ducks back to me.
You do realise that nobody believes a bloody word you say?
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Old Feb 19th 2012, 10:04 pm
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You do realise that nobody believes a bloody word you say?
Yes him/her and many, many more
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Old Feb 19th 2012, 10:08 pm
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Yes him/her and many, many more
This forum does have it's fair share of bullshit artists
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Old Feb 19th 2012, 10:19 pm
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Originally Posted by Margaret3 View Post
Yes him/her and many, many more
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This forum does have it's fair share of bullshit artists
There are some stand out examples though.

Gave up a penthouse pad in Sydney whilst earning a massive wedge, to go back to London and earn a gazillion pounds a year, in the 'City', in a recession and still get to spend most of your time in the pub.

Unless he has a time machine and moved back to 1986 as well, then it just sounds a little, how can I put it, 'unlikely'.
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There are quite a few more if you look closely
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There are quite a few more if you look closely
Are you telling me that you're not actually a medic, but really a porn star !!
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Are you telling me that you're not actually a medic, but really a porn star !!
Retired porn star
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