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Forum: Australia
May 28th 2003, 6:26 am
Replies: 5
Views: 658
Posted By lucinda75

hi!(welcome by the way!!) I am a theatre...

hi!(welcome by the way!!)

I am a theatre nurse working in melbourne, and I can definitely say that moving abroad is one of the best ( if scary!!) decisions I have ever made.

I came over with an...
Forum: Australia
May 1st 2003, 7:20 am
Replies: 11
Views: 771
Posted By lucinda75

Hiya, I am a theatre nurse currently in...

Hiya,

I am a theatre nurse currently in Melbourne on a 457 temp res visa (ENS).

As a radiographer I am sure you would be expediated through the visa system, as you have highly desirable skills...
Forum: Australia
Apr 19th 2003, 4:52 am
Replies: 22
Views: 4,381
Posted By lucinda75

I think we (english) get off quite...

I think we (english) get off quite lightly...considering the terms for the italians ( wops) and greeks...( wogs!!!!!)


you could always get really personal...and remind them that we came here...
Apr 18th 2003, 6:42 am
Replies: 10
Views: 508
Posted By lucinda75

457 ...I wouldnt bother...seriously

Hi guys....just a note for any uk nurses thinking of coming to Aus to nurse..firstly...definitely do it!!....but!! dont bother with a temp residence visa (457) its not worth the hassle. The hospitals...
Forum: Australia
Mar 26th 2003, 5:16 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,183
Posted By lucinda75

dont ever come a wandering in to my public...

dont ever come a wandering in to my public hospital PB......

should you ever need an operation...........

Im sure the junior doctors would love to practice: cadavers ARE full of shit, after...
Mar 26th 2003, 4:44 am
Replies: 10
Views: 646
Posted By lucinda75

which part of Aus are you hoping to settle in? Im...

which part of Aus are you hoping to settle in? Im on the mornington peninsula (melbourne) and love it...it reminds me of home...Im from Torquay.

nurses are indeed fast tracked now..last July Phil...
Forum: Australia
Mar 26th 2003, 4:33 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,183
Posted By lucinda75

You have to balance up the whole quality of life...

You have to balance up the whole quality of life thing, with this argument.
Nursing is indeed a craply paid profession..but its not that we didnt know that is it..?
All Im saying, is that it IS...
Mar 25th 2003, 4:27 am
Replies: 24
Views: 13,669
Posted By lucinda75

well, Im afraid its all those lovely nurses that...

well, Im afraid its all those lovely nurses that get trained by Phony Tony, using Public funds...and then they all bugger off to australia... leaving wards to be run by 8 student nurses, an elderly (...
Forum: Australia
Mar 25th 2003, 4:13 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,183
Posted By lucinda75

yeah, nurse salaries are terrible if you are...

yeah, nurse salaries are terrible if you are junior, ie Im 2 years out from uni and only earn 35k pa, but there is flexibility in nursing that you cant get from other jobs.

I am working a lot of...
Forum: Australia
Mar 19th 2003, 2:27 am
Replies: 5
Views: 516
Posted By lucinda75

Re: Temp Visa Holders Education fee - NSW

Hi!

Yep, here In melbourne, my little ones are educated free on a 457, although you have to pay whateveryone calls "school fees" which are what we would call annual parent contributions ( about...
Forum: Australia
Mar 13th 2003, 9:24 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 900
Posted By lucinda75

check out these sites for info on housing: ...

check out these sites for info on housing:

www.real-estate.com.au

and www.domain.com.au

these are cool sites and give info on renting/buying in suburbs of melb.

Personally, I wouldnt want...
Forum: Australia
Mar 9th 2003, 1:40 am
Replies: 12
Views: 900
Posted By lucinda75

melbourne rocks!!

Hi all,
just thought that I would post this to stick up for melbourne, and point out that Oz is a top place to parrrdy!!

went out last night with a few of the girls from the hospital, well it was...
Mar 3rd 2003, 8:37 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 6,871
Posted By lucinda75

Just a quick reply to the above posting.... ...

Just a quick reply to the above posting....

I have emailed the melbourne business centre on various occasions, on issues surrounding the 457 temp visa, and have always had a full and courteous...
Forum: Australia
Mar 2nd 2003, 11:13 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 382
Posted By lucinda75

Cool brrrrmmmmmmmm!! aus grand prix!!

dont forget the F1 grand prix is on this w/e...from sunny melbourne!!!!

:cool:

( get those slicks on!!!!)
Forum: Australia
Mar 2nd 2003, 11:09 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 359
Posted By lucinda75

Angry http://www.phillipislandcircuit.com.au/welcome.htm...

http://www.phillipislandcircuit.com.au/welcome.html

that should get you burning rubber!!!!!!

I cant go unfortunately, as Im working, (hope I dont get the backlash of all those donor cycles in...
Forum: Australia
Mar 2nd 2003, 10:59 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,155
Posted By lucinda75

I agree with Nic, its hard to make a balanced...

I agree with Nic, its hard to make a balanced rational decision on schooling in a couple of weeks,,dont forget how long it took us all to choose the schools in the UK..weighing all the options...
Forum: Australia
Mar 2nd 2003, 10:32 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 486
Posted By lucinda75

dont go to plymouth then..our meds must have been...

dont go to plymouth then..our meds must have been a bit pricey:

full medical...80 quid
cxr.....68 quid
bloods..( hiv + hep b).. 25 quid EACH TEST

x 2

and then medicals for the girls....55...
Feb 20th 2003, 10:42 am
Replies: 6
Views: 488
Posted By lucinda75

yvsie what a bummer for you..thats...

yvsie

what a bummer for you..thats ridiculous.
we need you here so that we can open another ward.

I hope you get expediated soon!!
Feb 20th 2003, 10:12 am
Replies: 6
Views: 488
Posted By lucinda75

Nurses are being fast tracked at the moment...so...

Nurses are being fast tracked at the moment...so I have a feeling your application is going to be very quick. The onshore employer sponsored front end loaded is only taking 8 weeks till visa grant,...
Forum: Australia
Feb 20th 2003, 10:06 am
Replies: 10
Views: 700
Posted By lucinda75

http://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/vrne/vrninte.nsf/al...

http://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/vrne/vrninte.nsf/alldocs/



Basically you can buy a book called "from L's to P's" (their highway code in victoria) from any bookshop here, for about 15 bucks,...
Forum: Australia
Feb 20th 2003, 8:43 am
Replies: 10
Views: 700
Posted By lucinda75

Here in victoria I can drive indefinitely on my...

Here in victoria I can drive indefinitely on my temp visa, on my uk licence. My husband has traded his in ( personal choice..you are able to do this) and simply took a computerised knowledge test,...
Forum: Australia
Feb 20th 2003, 8:36 am
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By lucinda75

mmmmarrrmite!!! to you 17 bucks mate.

I went out to buy Ad some comfort food today...and ended up buying a jar of english marmite ( 250g) ...for $17...( 5 quid?)

is this a world mark up record?
or simply fair pricing for a well...
Forum: Australia
Feb 20th 2003, 8:26 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,290
Posted By lucinda75

Isn't a rain check the same as our (uk) credit...

Isn't a rain check the same as our (uk) credit note for refund, system?
you can't seem to use them in sales I've noticed..!
Forum: Australia
Feb 18th 2003, 5:40 am
Replies: 4
Views: 627
Posted By lucinda75

Wink can I bury him in the garden???

having just gotten a few replies about settling in Oz, i wondered what peoples strategies have been.
For our family, it has been a different process...for all of us. I have always wanted to come to...
Forum: Australia
Feb 18th 2003, 3:14 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,290
Posted By lucinda75

Hi sandra yeah they take a deposit and you...

Hi sandra
yeah they take a deposit and you have 8 weeks or so ( could be more..) to pay the balance. As far as i know, the goods are taken off the shop floor / ordered for you when the Lay-by is...
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