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Forum: The Barbie
Jan 27th 2012, 9:30 am
Replies: 76
Views: 6,499
Posted By mpgrewal

Re: Racism rife in finance and IT hiring policies in Australia

From my experience of dealing with few IT companies in Melbourne, I have not seen any racism towards anyone. Cannot speak of other states but Victoria and Melburnians are certainly non-racist and...
Jan 3rd 2012, 9:53 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,109
Posted By mpgrewal

Re: Canada Visa options

Thanks, that seems an inspiring effort:thumbup: Good onya! Considering there are downsides to the TRV viz. you need to arrange your own medical insurance, your visa is linked to employer, no govt...
Jan 3rd 2012, 12:06 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,109
Posted By mpgrewal

Re: Canada Visa options

Excellent question. Had it not being felt lonely (because most of my relatives and extended family lives in Canada), I would have stayed in Aus. After doing some reserach on Canadian job portals, I...
Jan 1st 2012, 11:07 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,109
Posted By mpgrewal

Re: Canada Visa options

Thanks, I found that my skill is listed as an exception from HRDSC letter in this link
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/work/special-tech.asp
But it still says that an employer needs to sponsor me for...
Jan 1st 2012, 8:46 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,109
Posted By mpgrewal

Canada Visa options

Hi,
I'm a 32 yr old IT professional having 10 years of full-time experience, living in Australia. After doing some research I found out that there is no way for skilled IT professionals to apply for...
Forum: Australia
Dec 19th 2011, 1:16 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,222
Posted By mpgrewal

Re: Security clearance

So, seems like having a third worldly background has taken away option ACT from me. Thanks GarryP for the insider.
Forum: Australia
Dec 19th 2011, 12:16 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,222
Posted By mpgrewal

Security clearance

Hi,
Have been looking at some of the job ads for ACT and most of them say 'need to be a citizen', 'need security clearance'. I'm wondering what does it take for a foreigner like me on resident visa...
Forum: Australia
Oct 20th 2011, 11:40 am
Replies: 31
Views: 13,160
Posted By mpgrewal

Re: Is Melbourne Really This Bad?

2. Real estate is hugely overpriced. Retail is low on 'value for money'. Price hikes are hovering in all sectors.
3.Skyline is ugly as compared to Sydney and Toronto. Thug scribbles (graffiti) is...
Forum: Australia
Sep 26th 2011, 11:17 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,195
Posted By mpgrewal

Re: ACS released salary survey results

I've been looking at Seek, number of contract positions available in Melbourne for a .net developer is much lower than full time approx. 1/10 ratio. Is there a tactic to break into contracting
Forum: The Barbie
Sep 20th 2011, 2:05 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 2,465
Posted By mpgrewal

Re: Amateur rugby practice

Thanks Badge. I've initated talks with few clubs in the South East and they tell that new season will be starting Nov onwards. I am planning to buy some equipment in the meantime, can you tell if...
Forum: The Barbie
Sep 12th 2011, 11:00 am
Replies: 768
Views: 42,746
Posted By mpgrewal

Re: Rugby World Cup 2011 Thread

Samoa and the great Tuilagis :thumbup:
Forum: The Barbie
Sep 12th 2011, 10:59 am
Replies: 3
Views: 2,465
Posted By mpgrewal

Amateur rugby practice

Its rugby season and I'm wondering how to break into this beautiful sport. Does anyone knows of a rugby group/club to can learn basic moves of rugby. Preferrably trains around weekends/nights in...
Forum: Australia
Jul 30th 2011, 12:16 am
Replies: 4
Views: 800
Posted By mpgrewal

Re: Buying a car under loan

Thank you both. Good feedback:thumbup:
Forum: Australia
Jul 29th 2011, 12:52 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 800
Posted By mpgrewal

Re: Buying a car under loan

Thanks. There'a mixed reaction here http://forums.justcommodores.com.au/pub/76669-buying-car-has-finance.html
But yea, its a headache. No wonder most of the top range cars will be under finance, so...
Forum: Australia
Jul 29th 2011, 9:48 am
Replies: 4
Views: 800
Posted By mpgrewal

Buying a car under loan

Hi all,
I'm looking for used cars for sale by private owners. Somehow the cars I'm liking turn out be under "encumberence". means under loan or lease. Is it advised to buy cars under such...
Forum: Australia
Jul 28th 2011, 12:59 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 688
Posted By mpgrewal

Manheim auctions

Hi all,
I'm in the market for a used car. A colleague of mine told about Manheim auctions in Altona, Is it worth looking at

I was reading their website and it seems there's a pleathora of admin...
Forum: The Barbie
May 2nd 2011, 2:31 pm
Replies: 65
Views: 4,207
Posted By mpgrewal

Re: Osama Bin Laden Dead!

They need to hire better graphic designers.
Forum: Australia
Apr 28th 2011, 6:03 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,123
Posted By mpgrewal

Re: Consumer rights

Lol :eek: Its a machine btw, will try Consumer affairs deptt. Thanks.
Forum: Australia
Apr 28th 2011, 5:07 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,123
Posted By mpgrewal

Re: Consumer rights

Thanks for the link Indie. Does the 14 day trial period applicable to all the products or only those which say about it loudly while being sold. Mine one is a body-use product bought from a reputed...
Forum: Australia
Apr 28th 2011, 4:34 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,123
Posted By mpgrewal

Consumer rights

I've got a useless product (which doesn't work as advertised) sold to me by a retailer and they are reluctant to acknowledge my complaint and refund. Is there any organisation in Victoria that helps...
Forum: The Barbie
Apr 10th 2011, 7:55 am
Replies: 4
Views: 540
Posted By mpgrewal

Forum: Australia
Apr 4th 2011, 4:55 am
Replies: 71
Views: 6,173
Posted By mpgrewal

Re: High quality things that are actually made in Australia

and the dollar strength, taxes, carbon taxes, green's expenses and higher margin between retail price and cost price :D as compared to other countries.
Forum: Australia
Apr 4th 2011, 2:40 am
Replies: 71
Views: 6,173
Posted By mpgrewal

Re: High quality things that are actually made in Australia

Definition of 'high quality' can be biased due to national sentiments. Better have an international peek before tagging something as high quality. There was a great 'value for money' review of the...
Forum: The Barbie
Apr 2nd 2011, 6:24 pm
Replies: 560
Views: 31,916
Posted By mpgrewal

Re: Cricket World Cup 2011 Thread- Who will win?

Staying up till 4 AM paid off. Indian team proves that they can do well even without Sehwag and Tendulkar.. Congrats India... Champions of the World!!!:thumbsup:
Forum: Australia
Apr 1st 2011, 8:54 am
Replies: 4
Views: 555
Posted By mpgrewal

Re: Choosing vendors in IT

So, you think paying more than twice of daily rates is justified, just to get that assurance.

Just wondering, what is the risk to go with independent contractors or a contract agency.. Penalty...
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