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Old Jul 12th 2006, 11:56 pm
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Well after a couple of months of getting pretty much nowhere I have finally landed a position, and one that suits my needs! It's working as an apprentice electrician, my course fees are paid by the company, I get free health insurance for myself and my family, the pay isn't great (but it is only an apprentice position!) but when I am time served it gets a lot better. I have spent sooo many years flitting between jobs in the U.K. and never really settled into a career, but now I feel I need to, and have always wanted a trade (could not ever work in an office!) but was always put off by course fees etc. Plus my Dad and father in law are both sparkies so I guess I am keeping a family tradition alive! It has been about a year since I last worked, and this come not a minute too soon! At last I can feel I am making a contribution to the household, and not feel guilty seeing my wife off to work every morning while I get to doss around the house all day! ( I did do all the housework of course, but with no kids, it wasn't that hard to do every day!)
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Old Jul 13th 2006, 12:15 am
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Well after a couple of months of getting pretty much nowhere I have finally landed a position, and one that suits my needs! It's working as an apprentice electrician, my course fees are paid by the company, I get free health insurance for myself and my family, the pay isn't great (but it is only an apprentice position!) but when I am time served it gets a lot better. I have spent sooo many years flitting between jobs in the U.K. and never really settled into a career, but now I feel I need to, and have always wanted a trade (could not ever work in an office!) but was always put off by course fees etc. Plus my Dad and father in law are both sparkies so I guess I am keeping a family tradition alive! It has been about a year since I last worked, and this come not a minute too soon! At last I can feel I am making a contribution to the household, and not feel guilty seeing my wife off to work every morning while I get to doss around the house all day! ( I did do all the housework of course, but with no kids, it wasn't that hard to do every day!)

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Old Jul 13th 2006, 12:24 am
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I got a new job offer today too At last a chance to get out of hell
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Old Jul 13th 2006, 1:03 am
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Originally Posted by jibsymalone
I get free health insurance for myself and my family, the pay isn't great
Nice one, well done.

even if the pay isn't great the free health insurance should be worth a few hundred dollars a month.
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Congratulations to everyone who has found themselves a new job.
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Happy for y'all
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Happy for y'all
I just got a new job too. We should all celebrate. Brits don't really need a reason to crack open the beer.

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Old Jul 14th 2006, 2:31 am
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Thank you those that have responded with your kind words, and of course the karma! I know it isn't the most earth shattering news on the forum, but it is to me, and I am sure the others that have recently managed to find gainful employment would agree. Just have to see how the workplace differs over here, and try and accommodate the usual stupid American questions! I am sure it will be a learning experience. Congratulations to the other who have recently found jobs too! Well done!
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Many congrats, tried to K but alas not again yet.
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Old Jul 23rd 2006, 10:55 pm
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I hope to move over there soon...Is it hard to find work ? Are the interviews diffrent ?
 
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I hope to move over there soon...Is it hard to find work ? Are the interviews diffrent ?
yup....very...but then again, depends on the industry, and if you already have a greencard or not, and if you need sponsoring for a visa, which for an H1 ain't going to happen anytime soon..greencard takes years to get...so without any more info from you, it's hard to really say ain't it...
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