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Forum: USA
Jun 11th 2004, 10:22 pm
Replies: 109
Views: 4,000
Posted By hhmaker

You are correct. My comment/comeback was in...

You are correct.

My comment/comeback was in self-defense.

The point I was trying to make. Prior to being attacked was to highlight the fact that not having a degree does not stop you from...
Forum: USA
Jun 11th 2004, 6:23 pm
Replies: 109
Views: 4,000
Posted By hhmaker

Re: Qualifications?

Hey bright boy
I love dealing with intellectuals like you. "You're" right I do not excel in grammar. Moreover, I can never achieve the dizzy heights of educational excellence that you so clearly...
Forum: USA
Jun 10th 2004, 6:50 pm
Replies: 109
Views: 4,000
Posted By hhmaker

Re: Qualifications?

Your right, they would have to pay me more than $100K to do this job. The good news is they do!!!!
Forum: USA
Jun 10th 2004, 5:22 pm
Replies: 109
Views: 4,000
Posted By hhmaker

Re: Qualifications?

I was one of the higher earners in yesterdays poll. and I can totally disprove the education/salary link. I left school at 16 with a few O levels and went of to work with British Telecom. I am now a...
Forum: USA
Mar 10th 2004, 4:04 pm
Replies: 67
Views: 2,923
Posted By hhmaker

Re: Car Survey

Hi.
I have just purchased a new Audi A4 convertible, which I love. Having replaced a S type Jag, which was crap. My wife got an Infinity SUV for her birthday, and she love that.
Forum: USA
Mar 3rd 2004, 3:39 pm
Replies: 56
Views: 7,479
Posted By hhmaker

TISWAS

One of the funiest things I can remember about live TV was on TISWAS. They had a section where a kid would tell a joke. In one case a little boy had informed Chris Tarrent that his brother had told...
Forum: USA
Feb 2nd 2004, 3:12 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 1,307
Posted By hhmaker

I agree totally with you. I purchased an house...

I agree totally with you. I purchased an house just off the HW27 (on a golf course) I picked it up at a low price as the previous owner ran into money troubles. My aim was to set it up as a "money...
Forum: USA
Jan 31st 2004, 1:51 am
Replies: 25
Views: 1,563
Posted By hhmaker

Re: Annual leave

I work for the American Branch of a large German Bank. Which explains the vacation allocation. sorry like most of the german banks we have suspended all hiring
Forum: USA
Jan 30th 2004, 9:17 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,563
Posted By hhmaker

Re: Annual leave

Hi

I work for a bank in New York. I get 26 vacation days plus 4 personal days. This is in addition to the various bank/public holidays. I also get unlimited sick leave.
Forum: USA
Jan 26th 2004, 3:59 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 2,022
Posted By hhmaker

Re: limits to plate names?

I have a private plate "TRUBR1T" from NJ. I remember I had to pay about $50 over the cost of a normal plate. Originally had it on a S type jag. However, the car was crap, and I only kept it for a...
Forum: USA
Nov 7th 2003, 3:44 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 812
Posted By hhmaker

Re: Books

I used to love "Shoot" and "whiza and Chips"

Anybody remember those?

My 12 year old son is really into Adrian Mole at the moment, which I also read and loved at his age.
Forum: USA
Nov 7th 2003, 2:59 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 2,200
Posted By hhmaker

Re: Are you £$£$£$ better off in the UK or the USA?

I have been working in the Finance industry for 24 years. Until I came to the states, I lived from check to check and had a large amount of debt. Having been here for a number of years, I have no...
Forum: USA
Nov 7th 2003, 2:52 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 1,999
Posted By hhmaker

Re: Whats your town famous for?

I come from Brixton in London which is famous for being the center of race riots in the 70s and now live in Chatham NJ, which I am sure was the setting for the film "Pleasentville" or maybe the...
Forum: USA
Nov 7th 2003, 2:49 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 578
Posted By hhmaker

Re: What a State!

Hi

Whilst New York (Manhattan) is a great place to visit and work, I would never think of living there if you have kids. However, you may want to look at the NYC metro area. There are some really...
Forum: USA
Nov 4th 2003, 7:05 pm
Replies: 56
Views: 2,513
Posted By hhmaker

I have to agree with your comments. I have been...

I have to agree with your comments. I have been over here 9 years. When I left the UK all I had to show for 16 years of hard work was a mid tier job in a international bank, a large mortgage and a...
Forum: USA
Nov 3rd 2003, 4:49 pm
Replies: 129
Views: 8,353
Posted By hhmaker

Re: Exchange rate - £ into $...

Hi

There is a lot of talk in the market that the Bank of England will be one of the first central banks to begin the process of lifting interest rates. (they are meeting next week) This will have...
Forum: USA
Oct 17th 2003, 8:50 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,110
Posted By hhmaker

Re: What is your daily commute to and from work?

Hi swapped a weekly commute from London to the Far East for a 1 1/2 hour trip from New Jersey to New York. BA had more ontimes that New Jersey Transit but at least my kids now call me dad.

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Forum: USA
Sep 30th 2003, 5:19 pm
Replies: 421
Views: 30,480
Posted By hhmaker

Re: "Where are y'all from ?"

Hi

Hong Kong was a little better, as there was life there. (racing, betting, the Central district etc) However, it was still hard for me because my wife did not want to move for a job that was...
Forum: USA
Sep 30th 2003, 5:08 pm
Replies: 421
Views: 30,480
Posted By hhmaker

Re: "Where are y'all from ?"

Hi

I was there in 94 for about 6 months. Hated it, I lived in the bloody conrad hotel. My wife and kids stayed in England, and I commuted. What a crap life that was.
Forum: USA
Sep 30th 2003, 4:38 pm
Replies: 421
Views: 30,480
Posted By hhmaker

Re: "Where are y'all from ?"

Here goes

London: Stockwell
London: Brixton
London: Kennington
Kent: Chatham
Essex: Brentwood
Hong Kong
Singapore
New Jersey: New Providence
Forum: USA
Sep 23rd 2003, 7:45 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 815
Posted By hhmaker

Re: US TV shies away from racy sitcom

This is a joke. You can see why this country has a few problems. No breast or anyhting else on TV, but my kids can see someone get their brains blown out at 8pm.
Forum: USA
Sep 11th 2003, 5:02 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 977
Posted By hhmaker

Re: Where were you when you heard...?

I watched the whole thing unfold from my office. I had a clear view of the towers from where I work in Midtown. It was like watching a movie. One thing I noticed, was the reaction of the different...
Forum: USA
Sep 8th 2003, 5:24 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By hhmaker

Re: Football (Soccer) Teams in the North NJ Area??

Hi

I play for New Providence over 40 and over 30 teams. There are lots of other teams in and around our area, and they are not filled with Latino's. We play in a Sunday morning league (over 40)...
Sep 4th 2003, 9:22 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 382
Posted By hhmaker

N400 processing times/question

Hi

I filed for a N400 in May 2001 at Vermont. (along with my wife) We had our fingerprints taken (at Newark, NJ) in Nov 02. My wife had he test/interview and is now a USC in May 03. I have heard...
Forum: USA
Sep 3rd 2003, 8:40 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 4,023
Posted By hhmaker

Re: BEST place to live in the USA???

I agree. I live in central New Jersey. The schools are great and the commute into NYC is not bad. However, once my kids are off to college, I am heading down to Florida. The good news is we only have...
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