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Old Feb 10th 2013, 7:32 am
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hehehehe

boy what a struggle, I read my old posts and though, jeez what a div !

Hey I'm older and wiser...

Since coming I learnt

1> That, "there's no place like home" queue Judy Garland
2> I miss drving my Porsche (sold her) and driving on the correct side of the road
3> I miss decent food
4> I miss not being tailgated at 100kmph's on the 401
5> My daughter has challenges and advantages in any country
6> The UK school system works ! Never done my nuffink wrong
7> I hate having to park facing the right way down the road
8> I hate getting tickets outside my house at 3am in the morning
9> I hate having to shuffle 2 cars around
10> I HATE doctors here, diabetes care in the UK is better than anywhere
11> Its called fish and CHIPS and its a can of coke not a POP
12> Its called Petrol not GAS
13> I miss my dancing, my social life, my friends
14> I hate to admit it I MISS my old job
15> $250 a month for car insurance , for a crappy Dodge Neon (I was paying £400 a year for my Porsche)
16> I hate starting again , all over again
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Old Feb 11th 2013, 9:31 am
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7 out of 16 of these issues are related to 'cars' ....... I suspect you may be some sort of car enthusiast who is having a bad time????
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OMG. If I had so much agro, especially at 3.00 A.M. IN THE MORNING I'd be on the next plane home !
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sorry to hear you are unhappy here, seriously though, after 2 years in Canada and these are your gripes, perhaps it wasn't meant to be, good luck with your future plans
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You must have had a reason for starting all over again..or you wouldn't have done it?
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Almost 8 years on I miss my old job still too. If its not for you move on, dont get stuck unhappy. The car situation frustrates my oh too.
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The trials and tribulations of being an immigrant- took me 10 years to get into my previous UK level job....

If I could have a do over- we would have stayed in UK.

We love the space around us in Canada.

I have a long laundry list of "not likes" but we made our bed and until we retire we have to lie in it!!

Its a compromise!
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Originally Posted by jaye944
hehehehe

boy what a struggle, I read my old posts and though, jeez what a div !

Hey I'm older and wiser...

Since coming I learnt

1> That, "there's no place like home" queue Judy Garland
2> I miss drving my Porsche (sold her) and driving on the correct side of the road
3> I miss decent food
4> I miss not being tailgated at 100kmph's on the 401
5> My daughter has challenges and advantages in any country
6> The UK school system works ! Never done my nuffink wrong
7> I hate having to park facing the right way down the road
8> I hate getting tickets outside my house at 3am in the morning
9> I hate having to shuffle 2 cars around
10> I HATE doctors here, diabetes care in the UK is better than anywhere
11> Its called fish and CHIPS and its a can of coke not a POP
12> Its called Petrol not GAS
13> I miss my dancing, my social life, my friends
14> I hate to admit it I MISS my old job
15> $250 a month for car insurance , for a crappy Dodge Neon (I was paying £400 a year for my Porsche)
16> I hate starting again , all over again
This is what I worry about, actually moving to Canada and hating it, where are you and how extensively have you travelled to find somewhere you can call home in Canada? Did you plumb for somewhere that was just a job, or did you do your homework and travel Canada until you found where you thought would be suitable. I really would not want to be mirroring your post in a couple of years, and I hope I don't! Sorry to hear your predicament, hope it works out.
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Default Re: 2 years and hate it 2

No offence but are you really saying you hate living in Canada because they don't use the same words for things and they drive on the other side of the road? You do know you moved to a foreign country, where they do things differently? Didn't you know that before you went?
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Originally Posted by izzi81
No offence but are you really saying you hate living in Canada because they don't use the same words for things and they drive on the other side of the road? You do know you moved to a foreign country, where they do things differently? Didn't you know that before you went?
I think he misses his Porsche. He mentions it in every post
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Originally Posted by Almost Canadian
I think he misses his Porsche. He mentions it in every post
The OP could buy a Porsche in Canada, I suspect it is more than a car thing.

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Old Feb 15th 2013, 3:16 am
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yep eh


Originally Posted by jimmydean
7 out of 16 of these issues are related to 'cars' ....... I suspect you may be some sort of car enthusiast who is having a bad time????
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Old Feb 15th 2013, 3:22 am
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Reason was my wife was here, although (from previous explation posts 2 years ago)

She was keen on coming to the UK, but my mates al said how great Canada sounded (grass greener syndrome) and I was also lead to believe my daughters (or familly) would have a better advantage.

I came over here and got married and returned to blighty

Holiday eyes is really not a great way to judge a country

However I thought my wifes 10 years living here expereinc should have guided me.

However she left Sri Lanka as a teen and lived in Dubai for 10 years before emigrating to Canada so for her it was a constant state of moving up.

From the uk at 40+ years old its moving backwards


Originally Posted by cheeky_monkey
You must have had a reason for starting all over again..or you wouldn't have done it?
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Old Feb 15th 2013, 3:27 am
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I agree 100% Shelley,
I suppose it depends on your age, starting again and battling for 10 years say at 20 or even 30 is not too bad at 45 its not dooable, especially as I had been told oherwise prior.

And then to be told when I'm finally here that "Oh really, things must have changed" really makes you want to hit somone one

Love the space and the houses, howevere my old house and a much bigger Garden, hindsight is a wonderfull thing isnt it

"Decide in haste, repent in leisure" and listen to your gut works better than to others.

for sure .. its a compromise



Originally Posted by shelley748
The trials and tribulations of being an immigrant- took me 10 years to get into my previous UK level job....

If I could have a do over- we would have stayed in UK.

We love the space around us in Canada.

I have a long laundry list of "not likes" but we made our bed and until we retire we have to lie in it!!

Its a compromise!
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For some it works others it doesnt.

I suppose it depends on your expectations and I suppose your homework.

I lent more on people who where already here, i.e. future wife and in-laws.. and thats never a good starting point.

It also depends what "level" your moving from and coming "to", the grass is never greener as they say.

I'm in Miss.ON and thats becuase my wife has a house here. We had thought about moving on to a differnt part of Canada, but I'm too afraid that this expereince will get even worse if I go to anther state, where not only me but my wife has to start again.

Have only got used to the 401/403&407 routes

I took a year of paternity leave which was proly not a good idea so a fair chunk of my savings money, was redirected/spent and invested.

My first job in a factory just about paid gas and some utuilities, I leaned on my savings, this job now (1 year on) is actually covering my spending, so have not had to dip into my savings. Luckily my wife has a good job so she's paying the mortage and taxes, I'm doing the utilities, cars, food and baby stuff, treats, movies, clothes, toys... you get the jist

I would say to anyone 3 simple things

1> For an English speaking/English country; there is a fair bit of differances, its not the UK, nothing like the UK but a load better than the US

2> Jobs: regardless of what you've been told, if your anglo, with an anglo accent, caucasian, have all the work ettiquetts and skills you are 110%; you WILL STILL NEED Canadian expereince; it sucks, unless your quals are 100% international and verifiable, they mean jack here, your references from UK work mean jack here, (even your car insurance NO claims discount means JACK here). You will end up (unless you have made arrangements) on a minimum wage job or even volenteer work to get this CE.

An employer wants to pick up a phone and talk to someone in Toronto etc about you not from the UK

AND your CV is trash, you need a RESUME and even that will end up in a trash can... it is who you know not what you can do.

It is allabout networking, get signed up on LinkedIn, Workopolis, Monster, get brown nosing with the Employment agencies and get to know people and go to job faires. and you'll need to get into a union

You'll still be behind, Uni leavers and born & bred canadians.

I gusstimeate from scratch an ordinary working class joe with no verifiable contacts/references/resume/proper qualifications (a lot of jobs here ask for degrees) your looking at 2-3 years to get to a just about what you left UK to better yourself here for

And if English is a second langauge, well theres always Tim Hortons !


Originally Posted by Yorkiechef
This is what I worry about, actually moving to Canada and hating it, where are you and how extensively have you travelled to find somewhere you can call home in Canada? Did you plumb for somewhere that was just a job, or did you do your homework and travel Canada until you found where you thought would be suitable. I really would not want to be mirroring your post in a couple of years, and I hope I don't! Sorry to hear your predicament, hope it works out.
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