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Posts by Kumbins  

Joined: 25 Jul 2011 / Male ♂
Last Post: 1 Aug 2011
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Posts: 7
From: UK, London
Speaks Polish?: Yes
Interests: Oil and acrylic painting

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Kumbins   
1 Aug 2011
Australia / Thinking about moving to Australia [39]

[Moved from]: Moving from the UK to Australia or New Zealand?

Have you ever considered leaving the UK and moving for Australia or New Zealand. What are the reasons to do or not to do so?
Kumbins   
27 Jul 2011
USA, Canada / Moving from United Kingdom to USA. Is it worth it? [136]

Yes. I've been in London for six years only and becuase I don't have a father or brothers my mum was in Poland with no funds to live as there was no work in our region. We decided to move her to UK for a Christmas time only but she stayed here for another five years earning enough money to rent a studio flat in West London and become independent from us. I live in West London too and belive me you can forget about a house for 150.000£ (not to mention the City...),u can get two bedroom flat instead of (if you save for a 25% deposit).
Kumbins   
26 Jul 2011
USA, Canada / Moving from United Kingdom to USA. Is it worth it? [136]

Yes, that's the point. If I get a permament job offer (or not...), my first task will be finding a cheap house (not a flat...) to rent and then I'll do research to buy something which is a little bit better idea than a tenth floor, two bed flat (in a block of flats) in London for about 150.000£ (246.000$)...I reached London to gain the experience but not to stay here forever. The only worry I have is that I may not find as nice and friendly employer like the present one again and that my mother who is 55 years old would have to stay in London alone as I don't think she will be granted with a visa...
Kumbins   
26 Jul 2011
USA, Canada / Moving from United Kingdom to USA. Is it worth it? [136]

Easy to say but even if I move out of London it takes ages to get to work in the City as there is a dense traffic. In practise this means I'll be spending much more money and time to travel. In London I can hardly afford a two bed flat on the tenth floor which isn't a dream option for me (maybe I wish to much...). I know there is no heaven on the earth but I want to try to find something cheaper (even in US) anyway :)...It's hard to find out what is good in this case.
Kumbins   
25 Jul 2011
USA, Canada / Moving from United Kingdom to USA. Is it worth it? [136]

Well...London is a nice place for a hard working horse but it's not the best place under the sun to grow up (I mean my children...). The property price is very high too. Anyway I always "loved" USA according to Hollywood films (especially with Clint Eastwood ;) ). Honestly I have to decide where to live for the next 20 years (or more) before my young ones start going to the school.
Kumbins   
25 Jul 2011
USA, Canada / Moving from United Kingdom to USA. Is it worth it? [136]

Thanks for a quick answer :). I suppose it would be easier to prove that I've been born on the moon as each american estimator can do the job. So does it mean that a potential employer have to hire unemployed registered american estimator with little or no experience rather than (for example) myself with six years of experience ? It sound all right according to USA trade unions but not for me :)...In simple words is it possible to prove that I'm usefull for them ?
Kumbins   
25 Jul 2011
USA, Canada / Moving from United Kingdom to USA. Is it worth it? [136]

Hi. I've been working in London for the last six years as an electrical estimator for an electrical contractor. My permament job is perfect and I have no doubt about it but there is a housing problem in London. I mean the property price is enormous and even saving the money for a deposit is out of my scope. I've got two kids so i'ts the highest time to start thinking about my permament place of residence. What about the USA property buying situation ? I consider leaving for Australia or USA, but I'm not sure if I qualify for an employer sponsored visa to USA (if there is an option like that at all), by the way employers from AU can sponsor a full relocation package. Is there a chance to find an american employer who is willing to sponsor and relocate you ?