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Is it REALLY much better????

Old Jun 19th 2012, 6:41 am
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Originally Posted by Hawk13
Cheers - mind if I ask main reasons?

May have to start a separate thread if the phone interview goes well
To be honest, I've not been to either place for many years, but I did briefly consider taking a job in Aberdeen last year. In the end, we decided that working in Canada and living in Norfolk was a better option for us!

Inverness is a very nice town, great location for getting into the Highlands. Obviously smaller than Abedeen but without the crazy property price distortion that the oil industry has on Aberdeen.
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Old Jun 19th 2012, 9:20 am
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Originally Posted by Jingsamichty
To be honest, I've not been to either place for many years, but I did briefly consider taking a job in Aberdeen last year. In the end, we decided that working in Canada and living in Norfolk was a better option for us!

Inverness is a very nice town, great location for getting into the Highlands. Obviously smaller than Abedeen but without the crazy property price distortion that the oil industry has on Aberdeen.
I have a neice in Inverness, she loves it, tis a nice place.............
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Old Jun 19th 2012, 9:27 am
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I have a neice in Inverness, she loves it, tis a nice place.............
I have a BIL & SIL who used to live in Aberdeen. They hated it.
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Old Jun 19th 2012, 10:02 am
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I have a BIL & SIL who used to live in Aberdeen. They hated it.
Why?
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Old Jun 19th 2012, 10:09 am
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Originally Posted by Hawk13
Why?
Because they bought a pub/restaurant there and the locals (not in Aberdeen itself, but 5 miles outside) took umbrage that the pub was being run by Sassenachs. They torched my BIL's Jaguar, trashed the bar and generally made life untenable. A notion of introducing class cuisine in the restaurant was ill-founded it turns out, because the clientelle seemed to prefer deep fried Mars bars with chips and gravy.
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Old Jun 19th 2012, 10:14 am
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Originally Posted by Novocastrian
Because they bought a pub/restaurant there and the locals (not in Aberdeen itself, but 5 miles outside) took umbrage that the pub was being run by Sassenachs. They torched my BIL's Jaguar, trashed the bar and generally made life untenable. A notion of introducing class cuisine in the restaurant was ill-founded it turns out, because the clientelle seemed to prefer deep fried Mars bars with chips and gravy.
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Old Jun 19th 2012, 10:26 am
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Originally Posted by Hawk13
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Meaning what? BIL had moved right up the offshore drilling food chain to toolpusher and was then "promoted" to an onshore job which he didn't like. Being already wealthy the restaurant was their escape plan.

It turned out badly (see above) and they had to sell at a loss. BIL was forced to return to the oil business and continued to excel. He has been a consultant coordinating platform construction and delivery based out of Norway (although he lives in Northumberland) for several years since and is disturbingly rich.

He's also a really nice guy but he doesn't tolerate Aberdonians gladly.
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Old Jun 19th 2012, 10:32 am
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Meaning what?
Hmmmm as in meaning crappy, that sucks. Seems he's doing OK now.
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Old Jun 19th 2012, 10:37 am
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Originally Posted by Hawk13
Hmmmm as in meaning crappy, that sucks. Seems he's doing OK now.
Horribly so. I'll be seeing him at his daughter's wedding near Bath in about 3 weeks, then again in Normandy in early August. He brings mean bud.
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Old Jun 19th 2012, 10:38 am
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I liked Aberdeen. They had a great skateboard shop back in the day.
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Old Jun 19th 2012, 10:46 am
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Originally Posted by Novocastrian
Horribly so. I'll be seeing him at his daughter's wedding near Bath in about 3 weeks, then again in Normandy in early August. He brings mean bud.
Congrats to him and you should plan a trip to the Kootenays sometime.
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Old Jun 19th 2012, 10:50 am
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Originally Posted by Novocastrian
I have a BIL & SIL who used to live in Aberdeen. They hated it.
Aberdeen isn't near Inverness.
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Old Jun 19th 2012, 12:35 pm
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Originally Posted by dollface
Aberdeen isn't near Inverness.
Well no. Did I suggest it was?
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Old Jun 19th 2012, 12:36 pm
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Originally Posted by dollface
Aberdeen isn't near Inverness.
By UK distances it is but not by Canadian ones
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Old Jun 19th 2012, 1:08 pm
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Well no. Did I suggest it was?
I wasn't sure as you quoted my post which mentioned Inverness.
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