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Forum: Thailand
Apr 19th 2012, 8:20 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,830
Posted By Jay Bird

Re: LoveTEFL

Oooh, Hong Kong! Fabulous! My daughter lives in Laos where she teaches yoga and TEFL.....she loves it. There's something very special about that part of the world. I hope it all goes really well...
Apr 19th 2012, 7:20 pm
Replies: 106
Views: 11,352
Posted By Jay Bird

Re: uk benifits?

The "staff at the desks" have never had the authority to make decisions regarding a person's eligibilty for benefits. They are there to undertake the initial interview, gather information and pass it...
Forum: Thailand
Apr 19th 2012, 7:12 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,830
Posted By Jay Bird

Re: LoveTEFL

Hi there
I don't know if you're still looking for info on LoveTEFL; I phoned them on behalf of a friend and spoke to a very helpful guy. Apparently he was the director of i-to-i, another TEFL...
Apr 19th 2012, 12:33 am
Replies: 106
Views: 11,352
Posted By Jay Bird

Re: uk benifits?

It's not that there aren't "many jobs around" it's that people are very picky and won't do this or won't do that. I tell you what, if we didn't have this so-called "safety net" they'd soon learn not...
Apr 18th 2012, 11:30 am
Replies: 106
Views: 11,352
Posted By Jay Bird

Re: uk benifits?

Unfortunately coming on BE, and especially asking for help and advice, often makes what you say everyone's business......that's the nature of the beast :blink:
Apr 18th 2012, 11:25 am
Replies: 106
Views: 11,352
Posted By Jay Bird

Re: uk benifits?

My apologies for getting that wrong. What I meant was that although the same rules apply, individual circumstamces....cost of rent, number of dependants etc, will have an effect on the amount paid...
Apr 18th 2012, 11:19 am
Replies: 106
Views: 11,352
Posted By Jay Bird

Re: uk benifits?

[/QUOTE
There will always be those that abuse the system in the UK, I don't think most ex-pats do though.They have a right to come home and start over![/QUOTE]

Of course not all expats abuse the...
Apr 17th 2012, 1:18 pm
Replies: 106
Views: 11,352
Posted By Jay Bird

Re: uk benifits?

Actually I am neither smug nor high-minded, but angry with the negative attitude and a willingness to surrender to the UK saftey net. All too quickly it becomes a way of life rather than a temporary...
Apr 17th 2012, 1:10 pm
Replies: 106
Views: 11,352
Posted By Jay Bird

Re: uk benifits?

It is against the law to ask a job applicant their age....perhaps you would be as well to bone up on employment law. I was almost 60 and living in Manchester at the time I got a0temp work through and...
Apr 15th 2012, 8:37 pm
Replies: 106
Views: 11,352
Posted By Jay Bird

Re: uk benifits?

Gosh....that's great for your self-esteem, eh! Something dreadfully wrong with the system here in the UK.

When OH and I returned to the UK nearly 4 years ago we were fast approaching 60; within...
Apr 15th 2012, 11:01 am
Replies: 106
Views: 11,352
Posted By Jay Bird

Re: uk benifits?

If I can just stick my nose in here.....I've not visited BE for such a long time, so thought I'd just pop in for a quick look around.

You might find this website useful:
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Forum: Thailand
May 2nd 2011, 1:33 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 4,038
Posted By Jay Bird

Re: Border Run These Days

ROYAL THAI EMBASSY VIENTIANE, LAO PDR.
Kaysone Phomvihane Avenue, Xaysettha, Vientiane Capital
Tel (856 21) 214581 – 2 Fax (856 21) 214580 Telephone (02) 354-6196 - 97 Fax (02) 354-6194

;)
Forum: Thailand
May 2nd 2011, 1:17 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 4,038
Posted By Jay Bird

Forum: Thailand
May 2nd 2011, 1:16 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 4,038
Posted By Jay Bird

Forum: Thailand
May 1st 2011, 4:43 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 4,038
Posted By Jay Bird

Re: Border Run These Days

This link might prove useful

http://www.retire-asia.com/visathai.shtml



This is part of it below (which I have highlighted in blue), and whilst it does, indeed state, a 60-day visitor visa...
Forum: Thailand
May 1st 2011, 9:13 am
Replies: 26
Views: 4,038
Posted By Jay Bird

Re: Border Run These Days

I know you have set yourself up as an authority on All Things Thai, and don't like to be challenged but I don't have a scanner.....it was my daughter's passport which is still in her possession (now...
Forum: Thailand
Apr 30th 2011, 7:49 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 4,038
Posted By Jay Bird

Re: Border Run These Days

Thank you for that...however, I did not need any clarification, as I know what was given. I also know that both entrance and exit fees were paid in the case of Laos. Now, unless you were standing...
Forum: Thailand
Apr 28th 2011, 11:42 am
Replies: 26
Views: 4,038
Posted By Jay Bird

Re: Border Run These Days

Whilst I appreciate your taking the time to reply to my post, and I'm sure you know a great deal more about Thai rules, regulations and law than I will ever know, I can assure you that what I wrote...
Forum: Thailand
Apr 22nd 2011, 7:36 am
Replies: 26
Views: 4,038
Posted By Jay Bird

Re: Border Run These Days

I'm just back from visiting my daughter who often hops between Thailand and Laos because of her work as a yoga teacher; she originally went to Vientiane (Laos) specificaly to get a 90 day Thai...
Nov 6th 2010, 3:17 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 5,529
Posted By Jay Bird

Re: Best places in UK for non-drivers (except London)

Brighton and York; everything is within easy walking distance in both cities, and Brighton has a really good bus service. If I could choose one over the other, it would probably be Brighton.....or...
Forum: Canada
Oct 27th 2010, 8:14 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,133
Posted By Jay Bird

Re: Dental care

Hi.....found these links which might help. I haven't read right through them but it may cover some of your concerns. Good luck. :)

http://www.oaphd.on.ca/public/programs.html
...
Oct 27th 2010, 8:08 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,796
Posted By Jay Bird

Re: Moving back to UK - shipping advice

I just read the title of this thread and thought you needed "whipping advice".....Damn! I really must clean this blob of breakfast off my glasses............ah well. ;)
Oct 27th 2010, 8:04 am
Replies: 17
Views: 2,585
Posted By Jay Bird

Re: Old fashioned sweet shop

If you're ever in Godalming or Chichester you'll find these little Olde Fashioned Sweete Shoppes on the main streets. OH and I have spent many a Saturday morning reminiscing over the merits of...
Oct 16th 2010, 1:27 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 2,675
Posted By Jay Bird

Re: Chance to go to UK permanently...do I do it??

Hello again Elizabeth.....you do sound SO positive....well done you! You'll get through it, and I reckon a year from now (maybe sooner) this will be but a memory.
Good luck....:)
Replies: 5
Views: 827
Posted By Jay Bird

Re: British Citizenship (REDUX)

Correct; renewing a British passport (after 10 years) is simply a matter of completing an application form and sending it in with your old passport and new photographs. You don't even need to have...
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