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Forum: USA
May 7th 2022, 4:36 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 1,498
Posted By retzie

Re: Best private schools for UK children in New York state

Everyone is talking about a commute to Manhattan, but the OP included a plane emoji:



Sofia, could you clarify if your husband needs to commute, or if he just needs to be able to reach the...
May 7th 2022, 2:39 am
Replies: 292
Views: 6,518
Posted By retzie

Re: 5-4 Roe vs. Wade leak

You can add me to the list. And thank you for the important distinction: I believe it is none of the government's business. I can't personally think of a reason for a termination a few days before...
May 6th 2022, 3:54 am
Replies: 292
Views: 6,518
Posted By retzie

Re: 5-4 Roe vs. Wade leak

Counseling? Hahahahaha. You know, some states actually legally protect medical staff for any and all lies they tell that may help to prevent an abortion [1]? So I'm going to call it as a firm "no" on...
Forum: USA
Apr 1st 2022, 3:05 am
Replies: 11
Views: 969
Posted By retzie

Re: UK Background Check for US Global Entry

Wait, there's an AU option?! I had assumed the OP had chosen the UK because that was their only option. Strange decision :confused:
Mar 31st 2022, 12:35 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 1,267
Posted By retzie

Re: Renting a cargo van (as opposed to a truck) one-way

If you reached the same conclusion as the broke students and postdocs, that just confirms my suspicion that they always find the most economical solution :)
Forum: USA
Mar 31st 2022, 12:31 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 969
Posted By retzie

Re: UK Background Check for US Global Entry

This seems like it would be a major problem. How are the UK going to vet you if you have never lived there? I doubt they can verify addresses, work history, etc. in Oz. GE is very invasive, so...
Mar 30th 2022, 3:28 am
Replies: 31
Views: 1,267
Posted By retzie

Re: Renting a cargo van (as opposed to a truck) one-way

Aha! I think this is what I was grasping at. I have only ever heard about it secondhand, so I never knew what it was called.

Fwiw, this is a favorite option for broke grad students and postdocs...
Forum: USA
Mar 30th 2022, 3:15 am
Replies: 33
Views: 2,019
Posted By retzie

Re: Moving children from U.K. to USA high School

This varies A LOT by field. In mathematics, (good) US PhDs are generally considered to be superior to PhDs awarded elsewhere. In Europe/the UK/Australia, you are definitely exposed to more advanced...
Mar 29th 2022, 2:22 am
Replies: 31
Views: 1,267
Posted By retzie

Re: Renting a cargo van (as opposed to a truck) one-way

Is it completely out of the question to do the round trip and fly yourself back? I have considered doing that, but never needed to go through with it.

Alternatively, I know several people who have...
Forum: USA
Feb 10th 2022, 2:45 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,228
Posted By retzie

Re: Arizona or London

Have you looked into other schools, with or without a move elsewhere in the Southwest? You might not be super-local to family anymore, but it would still be a lot easier than London!
Jan 23rd 2022, 11:55 pm
Replies: 122
Views: 4,763
Posted By retzie

re: VP Kamala Harris

It is very standard in my field (mathematics), to the point where I find I have to consciously stop myself from doing it, even though I am a woman myself! Whether I like it or not, it is what comes...
Forum: USA
Jan 17th 2022, 12:00 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,194
Posted By retzie

Re: USA vs Australia

^Sounds exactly the same as the US then:


Source: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/frequently-asked-questions/what-is-us-visa.html



Hi Pollyana...
Forum: USA
Dec 2nd 2021, 12:18 pm
Replies: 228
Views: 16,846
Posted By retzie

Re: US health insurance

I had an MRI on my knee earlier this year and went in feet first, but I don't how far up the body that would hold. They seemed pretty keen that I was comfortable (and still!), so I would guess that...
Nov 12th 2021, 4:04 pm
Replies: 9,049
Views: 322,990
Posted By retzie

Re: CORONAVIRUS PART II

There was an interview on Science in Action about this today: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/w3ct1l4l

The timing coincided with the start of the hunting season, so they suspect the increased...
Oct 14th 2021, 3:38 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,602
Posted By retzie

Re: Girlfriend visa hurdles to starting postdoc in USA

Ahh, that sounds familiar. I came for a 9-month postdoc, with the intention of returning to Oz for a permanent position. It's been 13 years! Mind you, I also left academia for a role that suits me a...
Oct 13th 2021, 3:11 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,602
Posted By retzie

Re: Girlfriend visa hurdles to starting postdoc in USA

Congratulations on the job!

As everyone else has already said, you will be much better off getting married. Visa aside, if you are moving to a new country together, it will definitely be helpful...
Forum: USA
Sep 3rd 2021, 3:49 am
Replies: 28
Views: 1,629
Posted By retzie

re: 2021 Hurricane Season

We got stuck in Manhattan when the subway shutdown; ended up walking ourselves back to Queens. Luckily, we didn't encounter anything like the torrents of water all over the news. It was just a...
Aug 13th 2021, 3:59 am
Replies: 9,049
Views: 322,990
Posted By retzie

Re: CORONAVIRUS PART II

It is starting in NYC on Sep 13: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/nyc-becomes-first-major-u-s-city-mandate-vaccination-proof-n1275807

Can't wait :thumbsup:
Forum: USA
Aug 2nd 2021, 10:42 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 3,909
Posted By retzie

Re: Moving to US (pending Covid)

I was on the market for a new rental in July and prices are still seriously down in my part of Queens. There were so many places with no fee that I could restrict my search by that and still have a...
Forum: USA
Jul 29th 2021, 1:11 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 3,909
Posted By retzie

Re: Moving to US (pending Covid)

Bah, sorry to hear that. If it comes back on the agenda, by all means stop back in. It sounds like it would be fun!
Forum: USA
Jul 28th 2021, 1:27 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 3,909
Posted By retzie

Re: Moving to US (pending Covid)

Listen to these posts! If you're going to be based in LIC, in will only be massive pain to live in Manhattan or Brooklyn. Queens is definitely your best bet. I am in Astoria, which is great!...
Forum: USA
Jul 9th 2021, 6:05 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,161
Posted By retzie

Re: Moving to Mississippi - Driving?

Congratulations! Are you a postdoc/tenure-track/Distinguished Professor? I came to the US as a postdoc at OK State. I have never been to MS State, but I have a thing or two to say about college towns...
Jun 15th 2021, 3:53 am
Replies: 7,035
Views: 218,857
Posted By retzie

Re: Off topic Political Posts moved from Coronavirus thread

No doubt part of it, but at the same time, the two hesitators in my sphere are both intrepid travellers. The kind who have trekked through inner Mongolia, after getting all the recommended jabs......
Jun 13th 2021, 5:45 pm
Replies: 7,035
Views: 218,857
Posted By retzie

Re: Off topic Political Posts moved from Coronavirus thread

As an Aussie living overseas, I am really worried about it. Specifically, as a Melburnian living in NYC, I am extremely sceptical about my friends and family's capacity to adapt to a reality with...
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