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What job did you do in UK ? and what do you do in NZ ?

Old May 27th 2010, 10:12 pm
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Old May 28th 2010, 1:41 am
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the best job to me is the one where I have Minimal Interactions with other people. :curse:


U must work behind the counter at the Post Office then
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Old May 28th 2010, 2:30 am
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UK : Freelance Quantity Surveyor/Commercial Manager - Construction

NZ: National Commercial Manager - Construction
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UK: primary teaching assistant (ICT & music)
NZ: co-ordinator/international tertiary student advisor (after having tried my hand at being a qualified primary teacher)

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UK: mental health nurse (acute unit)
NZ: community forensic psych nurse
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Old May 28th 2010, 5:47 am
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Well I am a local so I'm not sure this is as relevant:

NZ: I worked for a financial company regarding trust funds and stuff.

UK: Other than a reasonable stint in social services (elderly & mental health) I worked as a Personal Assistant (PA to the head of a large government department).

NZ: I'm an Executive Assistant (EA to the head of a large NGO). Which is a glorified PA.

So I did roughly a similar job before I came home to NZ. Salary wise I am on above average income levels in NZ and about midrange for my salary itself. I think in the UK I earned more than average for a PA (even taking into account I was in London) but less than the average overall income. My social services salary in the UK was loads lower than the equivalent job in NZ. It was pretty much just over minimum wage. Horrid

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Old May 28th 2010, 5:48 am
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UK : vet
NZ : vet
Not sure what else I'd be able or qualified to do
Maybe a taxidermist?
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Old May 28th 2010, 5:49 am
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UK psychiatric nurse specialising in elderly mentally ill

NZ psychiatric nurse at DPH mental health services for older people

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Me: Soldier UK,
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Old May 28th 2010, 9:16 am
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UK psychiatric nurse specialising in elderly mentally ill

NZ psychiatric nurse at DPH mental health services for older people

Phyl x
a rewarding job. Thankyou.

I've done some volunteering on a dementia ward when I was young, it made me appreciate life so much more..
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UK: eLearning Advisor

NZ: eLearning Advisor

If I return to UK: Holding golf sale posters, given the cuts in education announced by Lord Snooty and his mates.
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UK = Locality Manager Band 7 in Substance Misuse Services.

NZ = Staff Nurse on Inpatient Forensic Unit.

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Old May 29th 2010, 6:49 am
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Worked in an office in the UK. Came to NZ bought a Franchise < big mistake> but now work full time on the Internet doing Internet Marketing.
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Hi there,
I was cabin crew prior to being a full time mum in the UK and am a Real Estate agent in New Zealand
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Old May 30th 2010, 7:04 am
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In the Uk i worked for Virgin Atlantic, in Nz i work for Air New Zealand, same job different location
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