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Forum: Australia
Jan 19th 2011, 8:53 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 8,075
Posted By dogscogs

Re: Manly - Sydney CBD Commute

The ferries are superb in all honesty, Quite reliable.

There are other options such as the express buses from manly and other
Suburbs on the northern beaches but they can still take up to an hour...
Forum: Australia
Jan 15th 2011, 11:25 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,733
Posted By dogscogs

Re: Cisco network engineer in OZ

*Seems like* you can double your income. It's deceptive - Beware the direct conversion of exchange rates as this is a different economy. Cost of living is higher etc (particularly here in Sydney)...
Forum: Australia
Apr 10th 2010, 3:45 pm
Replies: 143
Views: 43,359
Posted By dogscogs

Re: Australian Arrogance

Definitely not my opinion of your average joe American, it's a big country and on the whole I find them to be some of the most humble and friendly people I have met. A little insular from time to...
Forum: Australia
Mar 18th 2010, 6:48 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,048
Posted By dogscogs

Re: All about timing

I moved to Sydney at the end of 2008, Despite doing my homework I was pretty shocked (and to some extent still am on a daily basis) by how expensive things are in comparison to England.

However...
Forum: Australia
Feb 3rd 2010, 4:20 am
Replies: 3
Views: 558
Posted By dogscogs

Re: Independent Contractor vs Employee !

As a contractor who was once a permie, I'd say the grass is always greener on the other side.

You don't quite realise how much things like holiday and sick leave are worth until you need them,...
Forum: Australia
Feb 2nd 2010, 11:36 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 5,003
Posted By dogscogs

Re: Dispute with landlord over filthy Oven.

This is how dirty the oven was/still is (See attachments).

Looks like the previous tenants had a bonfire in there prior to moving out!
Forum: Australia
Feb 2nd 2010, 11:32 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 5,003
Posted By dogscogs

Dispute with landlord over filthy Oven.

Hi there,

We have a dispute over the Oven in a house we are currently renting and would be grateful if anyone could provide some sound advice on how to proceed and/or where we stand on the...
Forum: Australia
Oct 16th 2009, 2:20 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,216
Posted By dogscogs

Re: Fully comp Insurance!!!! car crash

Hmm.... "Only a fool breaks the two second rule" :-)

Glad your daughter is ok.

You are "bang on" though (pardon the pun). It's very important to understand your insurance cover, we often...
Forum: Australia
Sep 11th 2009, 1:02 am
Replies: 53
Views: 4,231
Posted By dogscogs

Re: Does anyone had any problem with recruitment agencies?

In a word, no, they are a different breed. Split from the rest waaaaaaaay down the evolutionary chain.

They are absolutely genuinely not interested until you are in the country. I spent a whole...
Forum: Australia
Sep 10th 2009, 3:55 am
Replies: 4
Views: 486
Posted By dogscogs

Re: Recommendation for a good Accountant (CPA) in or near Manly

Wikipedia says:

"CPA is an acronym for Certified Practicing Accountant"

So, as long as they are qualified, I don't care whether they are practicing, quite good at it, have one leg or are semi...
Forum: Australia
Sep 10th 2009, 3:50 am
Replies: 4
Views: 486
Posted By dogscogs

Re: Recommendation for a good Accountant (CPA) in or near Manly

Because I thought they were called "CPA"s out here, a colleague of mine said "You probably need a CPA" and I wanted to make the distinction between an accountant and someone who merely offers tax...
Forum: Australia
Sep 10th 2009, 1:16 am
Replies: 4
Views: 486
Posted By dogscogs

Recommendation for a good Accountant (CPA) in or near Manly

Can any one suggest a good friendly Accountant?

Dean
Forum: Australia
Aug 31st 2009, 1:24 am
Replies: 7
Views: 518
Posted By dogscogs

Kids cycle safety in Sydney

Hi Guys,

We live in Manly and our 14 year old wants to ride on the roads, on his own. In the UK I would have wanted him to complete a cycle proficiency course to learn some basic smarts before...
Forum: Australia
Aug 22nd 2009, 1:19 am
Replies: 24
Views: 3,634
Posted By dogscogs

Re: Programming jobs in Australia

A rather cynical view perhaps.

Certainly over the last few years much IT work has been outsourced to
developing countries like India, but to be fair, ends up being brought back
in house for...
Forum: Australia
Jul 31st 2009, 12:40 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,038
Posted By dogscogs

Re: How is Brisbane for IT jobs

There are IT jobs in any town, Just don't expect Sydney wages.

If you expect to be flexible in your technology focus (diversify your skill base, because specialist IT jobs probably will be thinner...
Forum: Australia
Jun 5th 2009, 3:09 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,193
Posted By dogscogs

Re: Half hearted PR application

It's odd, I have a friend at work on a 457. He's been here in Sydney for 2 years and I suggested to him why not go for his PR. He's complaining about the agent he's with and how they are stiffing...
Forum: Australia
Jun 4th 2009, 7:19 am
Replies: 12
Views: 2,107
Posted By dogscogs

Re: Suet

We found regular suet - to make stew dumplings with in Woolworths! coles sells the stuff too
Forum: Australia
Jun 4th 2009, 2:19 am
Replies: 7
Views: 717
Posted By dogscogs

Re: IT contracting, how to do it?

Yep definately,

A friend of mine reccomended ITG to me (www.myitg.com.au) they can assist with myriads of stuff like salary packaging, tax deductibles etc which can be very handy - particularly in...
Forum: Australia
Jun 4th 2009, 1:19 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,039
Posted By dogscogs

Re: Advice required from all those that have moved

Hi ya,

I'll try and reply in the appropriate sections, I can't quote on any specific rules for Brissy but here is what I found when we moved here last year:

Property
--------

We arranged a...
Forum: Australia
Jun 4th 2009, 12:22 am
Replies: 4
Views: 584
Posted By dogscogs

Re: Good Dentist in Manly area, Sydney.

Thanks mate,

That's good to know!, I will give them a ring...
Forum: Australia
Jun 2nd 2009, 12:38 am
Replies: 4
Views: 584
Posted By dogscogs

Good Dentist in Manly area, Sydney.

Hi Guys,

I have to do it, I can't put it off any longer :-(

Can anyone reccomend a good Dentist in Manly (or nearby) that caters for very nervous (read: big girls blouse) patients??

Cheers,...
Forum: Australia
Jun 2nd 2009, 12:32 am
Replies: 16
Views: 3,254
Posted By dogscogs

Re: Emigrating With A Stepchild

My wife and I moved to Sydney on a 136 visa with our 14 yr old son (I'm not the Biological father).

We were told that we may need to obtain consent from the biological father by our agent if DIAC...
Forum: Australia
Apr 24th 2009, 1:25 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,965
Posted By dogscogs

Re: How long did it take you to find employment?

Ah, you see I had Palm Beach in Sydney in my head, hence why I was surprised :-)
Forum: Australia
Apr 24th 2009, 1:22 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,776
Posted By dogscogs

Re: Decision Time - Anglo Pacific or Excess International

Hiya,

We used Anglo Pacific, no problems at all. Everything we sent over arrived on time and in one piece.

I'd would happily recommend them.
Forum: Australia
Apr 24th 2009, 12:07 am
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