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Old Feb 23rd 2023, 11:59 am
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Originally Posted by Piff Poff
thanks.

hubs just wants to go home. I'm happy to go now too, tired of struggling here, hoping one day I'll wake up happy.

we are a bit tied at the moment. At this time hubs is getting disability, which from what we've been told will be paid for as long as he is signed off work, until retirement (7 years), if we move that stops. The average wait for a kidney is 5 years.

we have to do some work on our house. We have several cars to get rid of, 2 are in bits, just taking it day by day. Hubs has said he'll put all the cars apart from the 2 in bits up for sale in the spring, see what goes and how we are coping.

I would like to just run away, sit on a beach with a rum punch and a good book.

Wow, that makes me think I ought to sort out where I'm going to be when I go downhill. Best of luck with it all.
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Old Feb 23rd 2023, 2:22 pm
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Originally Posted by scilly
Actually, it would much easier if the medical associations would ease up on their "no foreign trained doctor is equal to a Canadian trained one, and we must make sure they jump through all the hoops" attitude.

It's not as easy as one thinks to open up more university places, train more doctors, etc ........... most universities don't have the room in lecture halls or labs to open up more spaces for more doctors, so extra space has to be found or built.

Then more teachers are needed

That will take many months if not years

Then you have to train the doctors ............. 4 or 5 years to the first medical degree, then 2 years residency for Family Doctors, and longer for specialists.

BUT there are hundreds of already fully trained doctors, family practioners and specialists, in Canada and that includes both immigrants and Canadian citizens who went to another country to get their medical degree(s), often because there was no room here.

The associations tightly control how many foreign-trained doctors can, for example, enter the Family Practice Residency. THEN, they have to practise in a remote area before being able to find a practise where they want to be.

Personal experience .............. we go to a Family Practice Residency Clinic at a university. It's interesting to meet all these young doctors, and in fact help to give them practical experience with patients while they are under the supervision of senior family practioners. A number of years ago, one such doctor was a woman in her late 30s/early 40s at a guess. Fully trained in Romania, worked as a doctor for about 10 years in another European country, husband got a position at the university. She had a total of about 15 years experience as a family doctor and spoke perfect English, but had to wait about 3 years to get accepted into the Family Practice Residency that the BC Medical Association insisted she do.

She then had to go to a small town 2 ferry rides and hours away from Vancouver to do her 2 years as required, again by the MA because she was foreign-trained.

That separated the family, of course!
I can't disagree with those comments.
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Old Feb 24th 2023, 2:13 am
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Originally Posted by Jingsamichty
I hope there's even the tiniest comfort for you in knowing that you have internet friends who are sending their very best wishes to you and your husband.
thank you. Xxx
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Old Feb 25th 2023, 10:39 am
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How a Chinese cafe above a DIY store became the best place to eat in Canada
The checkerboard floors of Vancouver’s Northern Cafe are warped, the only views are of nearby industrial warehouses, and diners waiting for a table must navigate the hazards of an active lumber yard.

And yet the tottering Chinese Canadian restaurant, with its red vinyl booths and mismatched porcelain mugs, is so busy on a weekday morning that a scattered line forms between pickup trucks and forklifts...
Anyone been?
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No, but I ate in Vancouver last weekend and am confident that the Chinese cafe is not the best place to eat in Vancouver, never mind all of Canada.
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One way video interviews are hideous and should be banned.
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Originally Posted by Piff Poff
One way video interviews are hideous and should be banned.
I would agree with that.
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Got offered a job today. Think I'll turn it down. Not sure it will be interesting enough for me.
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For christs sake.

Canada's household debt is now highest in the G7 - BBC News
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Originally Posted by Danny B
It's bloody frightening isn't it Oz is struggling too, our household debt is even higher than yours, for the same reasons.
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Originally Posted by spouse of scouse
...our household debt is even higher than yours...
You'll have to cut down on the breakfasts. With one of you liking cornflakes and the other porridge, there's your problem.

Just buy either porridge or cornflakes and you can cut down on that debt.

You can take it in turns so you both get what you want at some time, just not every morning. Or night for you.
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Originally Posted by BristolUK
You'll have to cut down on the breakfasts. With one of you liking cornflakes and the other porridge, there's your problem.

Just buy either porridge or cornflakes and you can cut down on that debt.

You can take it in turns so you both get what you want at some time, just not every morning. Or night for you.


I refuse to go without my midnight cornflakes
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"reaching out" - have never really liked this (fairly) new (fairly) American phrase for contacting someone. It sounds too physical, like extending one's arm. I tend to use "get in touch" but have just realized that is in fact quite physical too !
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"reaching out" - have never really liked this (fairly) new (fairly) American phrase for contacting someone. It sounds too physical, like extending one's arm. I tend to use "get in touch" but have just realized that is in fact quite physical too !
I always read it in the voice of Levi Stubbs.
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With the rising temperatures this week I think this little lady needs an emergency appointment at the beauty parlour.



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