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Forum: USA
Jun 8th 2015, 12:12 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 2,005
Posted By Globetrotta

Re: College Degree

Why do think I left smart arse! Given the effort I put in your captious remark does not help at all and frankly not appreciated.
Forum: Australia
Jun 8th 2015, 9:49 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,544
Posted By Globetrotta

Re: Cost of living, practical advice for a family and more!

Trying to decide how to reply to this, given your remarks. the fact that items go on sale here and at TESCO's is immaterial, the point there was to show an example of costs. It would be easy to show...
Forum: Australia
Jun 8th 2015, 9:21 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,544
Posted By Globetrotta

Re: Cost of living, practical advice for a family and more!

Right now having a more clear list I will chime in on some items here in Adelaide based costings which may or may not help.

Rent/Mortgage - average about $375-400 a week gets you a decent 2 bed...
Jun 8th 2015, 9:02 am
Replies: 49
Views: 6,786
Posted By Globetrotta

Re: Cannot get a job in UK

This notion of zero hour contracts is abhorrent almost as bad as the casual status here in Australia with 40% of all jobs being casual no guarantee at all although higher base hourly wage. In the USA...
Forum: USA
Jun 8th 2015, 4:23 am
Replies: 31
Views: 2,005
Posted By Globetrotta

Re: College Degree

Okay having worked in the USA higher ed sector albeit 8 years ago i can attest to what it was. Fact best way if you do not have a high school diploma or equivalent A levels et al. or the alternative...
Forum: Australia
Jun 8th 2015, 2:44 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,544
Posted By Globetrotta

Re: Cost of living, practical advice for a family and more!

Not wishing to rain on anyone's dreams here at all but as BEOZ stated best to leave the exchange rate alone and determine your own CPI basket of goods. For example to give a one off the other day I...
Jun 8th 2015, 1:40 am
Replies: 49
Views: 6,786
Posted By Globetrotta

Re: Cannot get a job in UK

I can certainly relate...the last bank of an 8 year career that spanned several banks there were 320 of us in a centre all with portfolios mine totalling around $170M performance management related...
Jun 7th 2015, 12:34 am
Replies: 49
Views: 6,786
Posted By Globetrotta

Re: Cannot get a job in UK

I have to concur, although it still requires pounding the street but ultimately as I had said by being a contractor or self employed company with correct insurance and willingness to sign...
Jun 6th 2015, 2:39 am
Replies: 49
Views: 6,786
Posted By Globetrotta

Re: Cannot get a job in UK

It was never good to start with.

How can it be in such an unstable work environment when one is or was expected to work all the hours God gives even weekends for 2 weeks holiday p.a., be on call,...
Jun 5th 2015, 10:59 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 6,786
Posted By Globetrotta

Re: Cannot get a job in UK

I can unequivocally say that in my 30 years there 1977 - 2007 pre GFC that was never the case, it was always about experience and age was the only way to get it. You are absolutely correct in that...
Jun 5th 2015, 2:41 am
Replies: 49
Views: 6,786
Posted By Globetrotta

Re: Cannot get a job in UK

I will add my tuppence worth for in 2007 I returned to the UK having been gone and was only 48 then, MBA and 25 years corporate experience even senior management, Fortune 100 companies etc. The UK...
Forum: Australia
Mar 31st 2015, 2:58 am
Replies: 57
Views: 5,618
Posted By Globetrotta

Re: Would you advise a migrant family to move from London to Sydney/Melbourne?

Since I don't live in either but having visited both and being a slave to coffee and public transport now that it's free in Melboourne CBD well Melbourne wins by a nose! Sydney to me was an...
Forum: Australia
Mar 31st 2015, 2:50 am
Replies: 6,964
Views: 550,960
Posted By Globetrotta

Re: What's the Temperature & Weather like where you are now?

86f in old currency....30c in new...too damned hot for my liking...having said that we did cool off finally last week and we are entering the best part of the year April to October when for here they...
Forum: USA
Mar 29th 2015, 5:45 am
Replies: 463
Views: 49,380
Posted By Globetrotta

Re: How is your life in the US better than the UK?

[QUOTE=Michael;11605419]Sorry to hear about your wife's lay off.

"The world has been going through an evolutionary change since the '70s and overall countries that have resisted change the most...
Forum: Portugal
Jul 2nd 2014, 3:59 am
Replies: 1
Views: 605
Posted By Globetrotta

Re: England at the World Cup

Well it wasn't worth watching - sorry I couldn't resist - were England even in the World Cup. As for sharing the stress, that I can appreciate and so too could my fingers. Why oh why do we get our...
Jun 30th 2014, 11:54 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,988
Posted By Globetrotta

Re: Single on wrong side of 40 and thinking of moving to Ireland

To Nelson,

It is all about planning and saving what I term a 'bridging plan' between the current and the future so like you I understand feeling trapped, something I have not been accustomed to...
Jun 30th 2014, 2:23 am
Replies: 27
Views: 5,469
Posted By Globetrotta

Re: Shipping: Australia to UK

As a matter of input I used Seven Seas coming here in 2009 and and will do on my way out in 6 months, having used them in the USA I had great service and was reasonable.
Jun 30th 2014, 2:21 am
Replies: 24
Views: 3,433
Posted By Globetrotta

Re: Go back after 15+ years?

Have to agree with this I spent 30 years there 1977 to 2007 and frankly it was not the same country when I left compared to the late 70's and 80's there are things I miss the ex-wife, friends,...
Jun 30th 2014, 2:07 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,988
Posted By Globetrotta

Re: Single on wrong side of 40 and thinking of moving to Ireland

I have had to join this site in order to have my 5 cents worth; as if I needed another password to remember really at my age. Anyhow, being post 50 (how the hell did that happen) and am considering...
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