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  1. #61

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    Quote Originally Posted by kimwy66:
    Does it matter to you or me? Seriously what is it with people coming here asking for job advice and ending up with a whole lifestyle and relationship grilling.

    Leave them alone, they asked for job advice, people have given it and they appear intelligent enough to make their own lifestyle choices. This isn't a tabloid paper exposing some celebrity's breakfast choices.
    Whoa, a little hot under the collar today are we Kimwy66? Relax, take a deep breath.

    It could be useful because we can give her estimation of moving cost and where and when to move when she decides. So she can factor that in as well.
    Last edited by Watercooler; 26-02-2014 at 07:49 PM.

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    Brits, are not eligible for the Working Holiday Visa...just so that's off the table.


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    Quote Originally Posted by INXS:
    Brits, are not eligible for the Working Holiday Visa...just so that's off the table.
    Yes they are - you're out of date.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bibbju:
    EXCUSE ME????!!!! Wtf?!

    So Elegiaque, pray tell the source of your claims?
    Sorry, please don't take that comment very seriously. I actually don't want to debate it. It was just based on my general impression from my first-hand experience with (not top) universities and undergraduates. I think my issue lies more with the low quality, money-making 1 year master degree machines which are sometimes fail-proof. But I think globally the masters is the new bachelors, and would potentially really help the OP in her situation.
    You'll notice, though, that Germany ranks low -- that's because studying at a university is for more "academic" work and many young people opt to go to a vocational training program, which I think is of a higher level than most undergraduate degrees in the UK (again, from my experience).
    Anyway, please ignore that comment if it's offensive... didn't mean to offend.

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    and Brits can stay in the same job for 12 months - other nationalities can only stay with an employer for 3 or 6 months. Anyone know why?

    http://www.immd.gov.hk/en/services/h...k.html#remark2


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gruntfuttock:
    Yes they are - you're out of date.
    whoa, what's with the 5000 aussies quota? And NZ gets 400? Discrimination!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kimwy66:
    whoa, what's with the 5000 aussies quota? And NZ gets 400? Discrimination!
    Isn't that comparable to the respective populations?

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    removed by request

    Last edited by TheBrit; 26-02-2014 at 08:28 PM.
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    I have lived in London and experienced the expense of a big city with ridiculously high rents and transport costs, so I won't be moving to HK with my eyes closed and need to do a lot of planning beforehand. I also grew up in Malaysia so I'm fairly clued up on expat life in Asia, as well as being very keen on 'Dai Pai Dong' (halker stall type things?).

    Anyway, my main reason for opening this forum was just to get an idea on job opportunities and visas. Thank you all for your advice, much appreciated.

    Emily

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elegiaque:
    In reality, with the OP's qualifications, she might only be able to make max $30k a month, and that could be hard to live off of, should she need to be financially independent at some point.
    Then you get off the island and have a great life elsewhere. Adapting to circumstances is not everyone's forte and can test the mettle as well as real capabilities.

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