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Forum: USA
Sep 13th 2019, 10:53 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 622
Posted By steveq

Re: Shipping PC from UK To US

Thankfully most modern PCs will autoswitch - but its worth checking.....
Forum: USA
Sep 12th 2019, 10:39 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 358
Posted By steveq

Re: Relocating with Cats

Hi Louise,
Have you seen this article ?
https://britishexpats.com/wiki/Bringing_Pets
Forum: USA
Sep 5th 2019, 10:05 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,000
Posted By steveq

Re: Young British Family Moving To Boston - Advice on Areas, schools etc..

We went to a conference in Boston in March and stayed in an AirBnB in Brookline - really nice place, easy walking to subway, lots of small stores. Looked like a good place to me.
Forum: USA
Aug 24th 2019, 10:32 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,129
Posted By steveq

Re: Moving with older child

Our two had a couple of hours testing with a school counsellor to check their skill levels on admission.
Forum: USA
Aug 24th 2019, 1:57 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,129
Posted By steveq

Re: Moving with older child

Our younger son was 14 when we moved 5 years ago, he did exceptionally well in the US system, and got a "free ride" for his university where he started last August, He got fantastic grades at high...
Aug 22nd 2019, 1:53 am
Replies: 141
Views: 19,300
Posted By steveq

Re: Meanwhile in Florida

Someone dropped a bollock there then
Aug 19th 2019, 10:04 pm
Replies: 280
Views: 23,516
Posted By steveq

Re: Planespotting II

I flew this one a couple of weeks ago.




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Cozy IV
Forum: USA
Aug 15th 2019, 12:23 am
Forum: USA
Aug 6th 2019, 8:17 pm
Replies: 139
Views: 29,252
Posted By steveq

Re: Opportunity to go to USA California - Should i go?

Up to 8 apart from Dad, me, and Lizzyq.
We couldn't taper people onto vacation or sick entitlement.
Forum: USA
Jul 29th 2019, 7:25 pm
Replies: 139
Views: 29,252
Posted By steveq

Re: Opportunity to go to USA California - Should i go?

Until pretty recently in the UK, holidays ramped in with the length of service, over a 12 month or more period. The EU put paid to that, and back when we ran our own business we had more than one new...
Forum: USA
Jul 29th 2019, 7:03 pm
Replies: 139
Views: 29,252
Posted By steveq

Re: Opportunity to go to USA California - Should i go?

5 years in, and I am on 20 days, and get 200 hours of sick time - but got that from joining.
Forum: USA
Jul 26th 2019, 10:08 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,106
Posted By steveq

Jul 20th 2019, 1:49 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 686
Posted By steveq

OPT for recruit

On a happier note, we are looking at offering a brilliant young Indian engineer a job, and using the OPT program to give us all an opportunity to see that he fits well, before attempting an H1B.
Can...
Jul 19th 2019, 1:12 am
Replies: 67
Views: 7,769
Posted By steveq

Re: Regressive nation

Especially after they so nicely gave the UK Govt billions in taxes for all those years.
Jul 19th 2019, 1:12 am
Replies: 67
Views: 7,769
Posted By steveq

Re: Regressive nation

Especially after they so nicely gave the UK Govt billions in taxes for all those years.
Jul 15th 2019, 5:25 pm
Replies: 67
Views: 7,769
Posted By steveq

Re: Regressive nation

but the SNP has an antipathy to fossil fuels that means it really isn't going to commit to trying to get to that.
Jul 14th 2019, 3:50 pm
Replies: 67
Views: 7,769
Posted By steveq

Re: Regressive nation

They also get a huge amount of money from England, via the Barnett formula, amounting to around another 20% higher than England.
Forum: USA
Jun 24th 2019, 8:41 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,372
Posted By steveq

Re: Thinking of moving to Short Hills NJ - Millburn Schools??

Yep. Absolutely. As I often comment #1 son WAS eligible for UK rates, because we were on the O-1. #2 wasn't because by then we had all got greencards. Of course, the greatest irony is that #2 son is...
Jun 17th 2019, 2:03 am
Replies: 323
Views: 22,950
Posted By steveq

Re: Spaceships and astronomy

That reminds me of the story of the great mathematician (to be) CF Gauss, who, as a child, was told to add all the numbers from 1-100 up - the teacher expecting it to take all lesson. Gauss did it in...
Jun 16th 2019, 2:06 pm
Replies: 323
Views: 22,950
Posted By steveq

Re: Spaceships and astronomy

I was going to sketch this, but the best explanation I've found that I can point you at is Laurence Krauss' book
https://www.amazon.com/Universe-Nothing-There-Something-Rather/dp/1451624468
May 28th 2019, 6:08 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,422
Posted By steveq

Re: L2 dependent child; applying for green card, when will I be able to work?

From the acceptance of my EB1-A documents, it took three months to get our EADs (just) and then 8 to the final GC.
May 21st 2019, 12:36 pm
Replies: 141
Views: 19,300
Posted By steveq

Re: Meanwhile in Florida

British Ex-pats forum - you read it here first....
Forum: USA
May 20th 2019, 12:12 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,026
Posted By steveq

Re: Moving some of my 5 year-time stuff to USA by boat?airplane?

....but the magnifying glass to read a 4 inch screen is somewhat more expensive....
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