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Forum: Meet-ups
Oct 22nd 2010, 9:09 pm
Replies: 74
Views: 11,532
Posted By oldskool

Re: Any Brits in Albany / Schenectady area?

I used to live in Albany a few years back. We used to know all the places to get the English delicacies. I'll have a word with the SO and see if she can recall what/where they were.
Forum: USA
Oct 13th 2010, 5:43 pm
Replies: 83
Views: 8,483
Posted By oldskool

Re: We leave in three days for a new life in San Francisco

Same at San Mateo, thus I think my advice over tests is just to do it where convenient and not avoid a specific location. They don't appear to take you on difficult roads.

The only place I would...
Forum: USA
Oct 13th 2010, 12:36 am
Replies: 83
Views: 8,483
Posted By oldskool

Re: We leave in three days for a new life in San Francisco

Me too @ San Mateo, although I was told off and deducted a few points for 'that weird shuffling you were doing with the steering wheel' and the fact that I 'ran two stop signs with crossings in...
Aug 3rd 2010, 12:59 am
Replies: 87
Views: 4,619
Posted By oldskool

Re: Woman Booted Off Flight to Make Room For Fat Kid

I think SWA did the right thing here. I think we all should support the idea of an unaccompanied minor getting to their destination instead of having to hang around an airport.

Clearly the issue...
Forum: USA
Jul 15th 2010, 1:00 am
Replies: 26
Views: 4,261
Posted By oldskool

Re: Pleasanton CA

Pleasanton is a really nice town in what is generally a very nice area. The schools are good, although some of the other towns/burbs along the 680 rank a little better.

Downtown Pleasanton is...
Forum: USA
May 3rd 2010, 11:45 pm
Replies: 214
Views: 15,815
Posted By oldskool

Re: I got asked.....

Another one...I called the bank and was put through to a call center in what must have been a non-English speaking country (as they often are nowadays). The person on the other end didn't speak the...
Forum: USA
May 3rd 2010, 11:37 pm
Replies: 214
Views: 15,815
Posted By oldskool

Re: I got asked.....

Someone recently asked me where I was from (because of the accent) and I said 'I'm English'.

Her response was 'oh no that's not what I meant, where do you really come from?..many people speak...
Oct 19th 2009, 11:09 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 563
Posted By oldskool

Re: h1b expiring -- can i change employers from outside US

The PERM you mention filed July 30 2009 is for...?

I can see a situation in the above that I am not familiar with. The OP mentions they haven't had a pay stub for several months. Does not being...
Forum: USA
Oct 9th 2009, 6:44 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 1,389
Posted By oldskool

Re: US Ski season has started

For Utah, there are several cheaper end ski resorts in the SLC area. I used to find Alta cheap myself, half the price of Deer Valley for example. Brighton was similarly cheap too. These would be...
Sep 23rd 2009, 10:48 pm
Replies: 57
Views: 11,163
Posted By oldskool

Re: The Slut List - Teen Girls at My Local High School

The slut list - seems a little overblown really. I can imagine that having your name on the list is a little more degrading than having a whistle blown at you, being knocked into a locker or having...
Sep 3rd 2009, 4:37 pm
Replies: 79
Views: 3,265
Posted By oldskool

Re: Credit Card Fraud

My Wife used to work at Barclaycard. Internal fraud is a big problem for credit card companies and several times a year someone would get arrested.

I remember one story about a clerk of some sort...
Forum: USA
Jun 17th 2009, 10:26 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 842
Posted By oldskool

Re: Rental Property in the UK - Living in CA

It would be easy for someone who has owned a property over a longer period to still be making a sizeable gain, even with current conditions and especially taking into the account the currency...
Forum: USA
Jun 17th 2009, 8:05 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 842
Posted By oldskool

Re: Rental Property in the UK - Living in CA

You do not need to pay tax in the UK if you are resident over here. There is an opt out scheme. I can't remember what it is called, but any property rental agency knows this and should have the...
Jan 30th 2009, 10:07 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 910
Posted By oldskool

Re: changing employer on H1-B visa

Are you sure you were actually approved? Surely if you were about to enter on the visa, you would have seen the approval notice. As I recall it, I was the one who had to mail off my passport and...
Forum: USA
Oct 7th 2008, 4:57 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 2,159
Posted By oldskool

Re: En route to a Green Card?

If you do want to speak with an attorney I would recommend Howard Shaphiro (http://www.msk.com/attorneys.asp?id=1143) as he has obtained many a visa and greencard for game developers. He is the...
Forum: USA
Oct 6th 2008, 6:26 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 2,159
Posted By oldskool

Re: En route to a Green Card?

If it is indeed a green card you are setting your sights on then I would recommend that you start working towards it right now. As has been mentioned already, game development can have a certain...
Sep 24th 2008, 5:29 am
Replies: 36
Views: 1,717
Posted By oldskool

Re: Does an HB1 always require a degree ?

I came over here on a H1-B with no degree. I now have EB-1...must have been that movie I starred in, although I didn't think home made porn counted at that time.
Forum: USA
Sep 24th 2008, 5:00 am
Replies: 222
Views: 13,977
Posted By oldskool

Re: The selling/renting your UK property to move to the US thread

As you aren't over here yet, I would definately consider keeping hold of the house until you are certain you want to stay over the longer term.

If you come to the point where you decide you want...
Forum: USA
Sep 11th 2008, 10:12 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 732
Posted By oldskool

Re: Capital Gains Tax Confusion.EX-PATS HELP NEEDED !!!

As someone else stated, if you lived in the home for 2 out of last 5 years you will not have to pay gains due to a 'safe harbor' as they call it.

I didn't actually want to repeat what someone else...
Forum: USA
Sep 11th 2008, 12:23 am
Replies: 222
Views: 13,977
Posted By oldskool

Re: The selling/renting your UK property to move to the US thread

I recently put my UK house back on the rental market after trying to sell it. We now have tenants in it so it is paying for itself again. Prior to trying to sell it we had good tenants in for...
Forum: USA
Aug 21st 2008, 12:27 am
Replies: 67
Views: 6,017
Posted By oldskool

Re: OMG!!! Just settled into Oz - hubby offered job in Salt Lake City!!!!!

I'm so jealous. I'm still looking to move back there myself. My visit at the end of April fueled it even more. I didn't manage to find a job quick enough and had to extend the lease on my current...
Forum: USA
Aug 19th 2008, 7:07 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 656
Posted By oldskool

Re: Finance question

There is a lot of credibility behind someone with a CFP 'Certified Financial Planner'. The experience and training requirements to get this designation are not easy.

Anyone you approach...ask...
Forum: USA
Aug 15th 2008, 4:50 pm
Replies: 181
Views: 22,973
Posted By oldskool

Re: I'm so tired of living in 'Home of the slave'

You have my sympathy. When I first came to the US I was concerned abd the lack of vacation and the potential for overtime. But I wanted to come here so I negotiated a number of things into my...
Forum: USA
Aug 13th 2008, 9:22 pm
Replies: 223
Views: 9,993
Posted By oldskool

Re: Is the USA better?

Thanks for clarifying your comment, that's all I wanted to know.
Forum: USA
Aug 13th 2008, 9:16 pm
Replies: 223
Views: 9,993
Posted By oldskool

Re: Is the USA better?

What difference does that make?
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