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Forum: The Barbie
Today, 1:25 am
Replies: 70
Views: 3,901
Posted By carcajou

Re: Roll Call...

Once again, excellent food for thought from Gordon.

The other thing anonymity causes, is it becomes difficult to assign people credibility. We are fortunate in this forum to have senior managers...
Jul 16th 2019, 12:07 pm
Replies: 23,086
Views: 923,802
Posted By carcajou

Re: President Trump

It's like watching Charlie Brown try to kick the football over and over again.
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 16th 2019, 8:51 am
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By carcajou

Re: Moving to Oz with NZ citizenship

Please post this only once. You have posted the same thread in both forums.
Forum: Middle East
Jul 16th 2019, 8:50 am
Replies: 3
Views: 412
Posted By carcajou

Re: no salary for 4 months

Read the contract carefully and the associated labour law. I believe everyone who hasn't been paid is a free agent, and can leave for other companies on no notice and without the usual penalties or...
Forum: Australia
Jul 16th 2019, 8:42 am
Replies: 2
Views: 234
Posted By carcajou

Re: Moving to Oz on NZ citizenship.

Arriving on an SCV is far from "winging it." You get Medicare, etc. You just show your NZ passport on arrival and are automatically granted the SCV.

As for your question about have people...
Forum: Australia
Jul 16th 2019, 12:15 am
Replies: 1
Views: 213
Posted By carcajou

Regional Chat

A family member or friend is hypothetically coming from Europe/America to Australia for two weeks. Where would you send them?

Can't visit one of the major capital cities, except to transit...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 15th 2019, 11:37 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By carcajou

Re: Primary Teaching opportunities in NZ

Correct BEVS. I think I misunderstood the OPs circumstances.

I assumed since their house is for sale, they are far down the visa process and don't need an offer for the points in order to be...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 15th 2019, 2:24 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By carcajou

Re: Primary Teaching opportunities in NZ

Do you have your visa yet? This is a very long and complicated process, and if you don't have a visa, teacher registration doesn't matter. Teacher registration also doesn't imply that you will pass...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 14th 2019, 1:18 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,170
Posted By carcajou

Re: That time

Concur with the general sentiment of the others here. Five years is a very, very long time. Australia/NZ punches above its weight when it comes to uni selection - your child's tertiary education...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 13th 2019, 10:46 am
Replies: 47
Views: 3,737
Posted By carcajou

Re: new zealand scenery

"Don't come [migrate] here for the scenery" is sound advice and something that many of us repeat regularly on here.

New Zealand's scenery is nice. It's not Hawaii-meets-Switzerland, as the...
Jul 13th 2019, 8:06 am
Replies: 99
Views: 9,151
Posted By carcajou

Re: Is It Wrong To Want To 'Look' For An American Girlfriend

No, not at all, and accents usually don't run along state lines but more city or regional. Florida is extremely diverse and there is no "Florida accent . . ."

I can tell if someone is from New...
Forum: Middle East
Jul 13th 2019, 7:47 am
Replies: 10
Views: 759
Posted By carcajou

Re: Moving to Dubai family of 5 - need advice

If your housing and school fees are covered with the allowances, and that's not 32k per month inclusive of allowances - I see no reason why you couldn't put away your savings target each month on...
Forum: Australia
Jul 13th 2019, 7:42 am
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By carcajou

Re: private high schools near Normanhurst/Thornleigh in Sydney

When are you arriving?

High school in NSW generally starts in Year 7 (https://education.nsw.gov.au/public-schools/going-to-a-public-school/high-school). So if your child is in Year 5, you can...
Forum: Middle East
Jul 12th 2019, 4:30 am
Replies: 14
Views: 933
Posted By carcajou

Re: Doha Qatar

We used to strongly advise incomers, to leave family at home for at least the first six months and to arrive alone. Adjustment periods in the Middle East can be very difficult, and once the employee...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 12th 2019, 4:24 am
Replies: 10
Views: 826
Posted By carcajou

Re: Considering moving back to U.K.

It is very normal to have those feelings, and these situations of one partner wants to go and the other wants to stay come up frequently.

I would concur to stick it out and get your NZ...
Forum: Australia
Jul 11th 2019, 5:03 am
Replies: 16
Views: 757
Posted By carcajou

Re: The Annoying Chest-Puffer Thread

How are you finding Seattle? I remember your post debating it vs Sydney from some time ago, and wondered which way you ultimately went.
Forum: Australia
Jul 11th 2019, 5:00 am
Replies: 16
Views: 757
Posted By carcajou

Re: The Annoying Chest-Puffer Thread

Could I suggest looking down the other highway instead - Wandering, Williams etc. It's about the same distance from Perth, good medical facilities available nearby in Narrogin, and the area just to...
Forum: Australia
Jul 11th 2019, 4:50 am
Replies: 16
Views: 757
Posted By carcajou

Re: The Annoying Chest-Puffer Thread

I live on a farm. It is true the cows get out, the water tank runs dry etc. It is a lot of work and takes a lot of money, but if you can get the economics of it right (ie securing jobs in the...
Forum: Australia
Jul 11th 2019, 1:37 am
Replies: 16
Views: 757
Posted By carcajou

Re: The Annoying Chest-Puffer Thread

Are you still thinking about Harvey?
Forum: Australia
Jul 11th 2019, 1:36 am
Replies: 16
Views: 757
Posted By carcajou

Re: The Annoying Chest-Puffer Thread

It didn't happen by design. When it was time to leave the Middle East, we didn't want to go back to our home countries, and I saw a gap in my field in Australia that my work could fill. We also...
Forum: Middle East
Jul 10th 2019, 11:31 am
Replies: 28
Views: 2,725
Posted By carcajou

Re: Problem with Dollar Rent a Car UAE

When they first started rigidly enforcing it (speed camera traffic fines) in Abu Dhabi for a spell, with no buffer, traffic improved greatly. This was because while drivers were going slower, there...
Forum: Australia
Jul 10th 2019, 1:01 am
Replies: 16
Views: 757
Posted By carcajou

Re: The Annoying Chest-Puffer Thread

Sure.

I realise it's cliche but I did manage a (more or less) complete lifestyle change. Much more active and outdoorsy, and far less sedentary, here than I ever was overseas.
Forum: Australia
Jul 9th 2019, 11:28 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 757
Posted By carcajou

The Annoying Chest-Puffer Thread

What have you been able to accomplish or achieve in Australia, that you think would not have been possible to do in your home country?

This will be a good read for intending migrants as they weigh...
Forum: The Barbie
Jul 8th 2019, 1:42 pm
Replies: 70
Views: 3,901
Posted By carcajou

Re: Roll Call...

A variety of many different reasons have been given, of which irritation with other posters is just one. Other reasons have included thread drift, busy with kids, unease with politics, and so on....
Forum: The Barbie
Jul 8th 2019, 12:30 pm
Replies: 70
Views: 3,901
Posted By carcajou

Re: Roll Call...

Maybe you need to re-read? Far from dismissing, I was pointing out the hypocrisy.:lol:

I have no interest in stoushing with you tonight. I've said my piece and people will take from it what they...
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