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Would you emigrate or leave the UK????

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Bristol Pete, Apr 27, 2005.

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  1. Bristol Pete

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    I know that from time to time, we have all used the old rhetoric of

    “god I would love to get out of this country if I could”

    However, if you really could, would you?

    Why and where would you favour?

    Thanks,

    Pete :smashin:
     
  2. Dr Diversity

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    Canada for me. Got a few relatives there and had visits both ways. The pace of life looks good and there is loads of space. Would have to be somewhere in the sticks of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, that sort of area.
     
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    Definitely. Me and the Mrs are upping sticks in the next 4 years hopefully. Going out to live in Spain. We already have mates out there, and want our little girl to go to school out there. Some of my mates kids are only 7 or 8 and speak 2 languages fluently already.
     
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    Probably Canada or NZ if I could. Lots of incentives for teachers, and I wouldn't have to pay back my student loan then either.
     
  5. Setenza

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    Cap,

    it may sound corny, but despite all the problems in this country, I still think it's the best place to be. Sure, there are plenty of places with nice weather but thats not the be all and end all of things.

    I still think that this country is progressive, tolerant, compassionate and can rise to any challenge.

    Nope I'm staying put.
     
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    In my short life ive been around abit, and the UK is a very stable place to be. And its good for young people to have fun (the same applies for parts of USA) and be educated.
    However when Im abit older I think I will move. As many here have already suggested, NZ and Canada seem nice.
     
  7. la gran siete

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    Thought of migrating back to Argentina paricularly as I speak the langauge and have relations out there. There is also a lot I like about it. On balance, though, I think Id rather stay put for the next few years at any rate. I like this country and I think its got a lot going for it . It just need improving in a few key areas. I think on hte whople Brits are tolerent r4easonably well manered and patient.I feel they have also a great sense of humour unmatched by others.Maybe when I retire I'll move to Spain but only if I have enough equity
     
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    Same here, my wife would love to live in either.

    John
     
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    Canada ? too darned cold . Maybe VANCOUVER
     
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    Canada - no hesitation. Went there twice last year and desperate to return.

    It's a sad state of affairs where I felt safer in downtown Montreal than I do in a small town where I live.
     
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    Where do you think Vancouver is then? Last time I looked it was on the west coast of CANADA. Also, it has the most rainfall in Canada and is also the suicide capital of Canada. Doesn't look so attractive now, eh?

    Well, I took the plunge and emigrated to Toronto last August. The whole immigration process took about 18 months and about 1500 quid, but it is the best thing I have ever done. The lifestyle is amazing, I have a cracking apartment with a view of the Lake , everything is nice and laid back, I work a 35 hour week, bars are open until 2pm every day, things are cheap, and the weather is awesome; cold winter, warm spring, blazingly hot summer. You can walk around the city any time of day and night and feel totally safe. There is so much to do in and around Toronto that there aren't enough days in the year!!

    If you really wanna leave the UK then do it; it's easier if you don't have too many ties in the UK. If you have a job that the country are looking for then you should get in no trouble.

    as the ad says, Just Do It!!!
     
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    I'm with XoD, the UK isn't perfect but I'm very happy with the place in general. Plus it's home. :)
     
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    Canada or NZ. The wife would go to Aus as she has a load of relatives there. Not for me thanks.
     
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    2pm eh? Wild :clown:.
     
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    I'm giving it some thought. I'm really fed up with who much money is needed to be comfortable here: I really fancy moving to NZ, Canada or France.
     
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    France is a good idea because of the house and land prices and that its not to far to go home and see everyone. On the other hand it is entirely populated with french people.
     
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    Very perceptive of you there...........
     
  18. Mindcrime

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    Poking fun are we:nono:. By saying 'bars', I should have said pubs. It is a pleasure to know that come 11pm you are not having to grab that final pint and go home. How many pubs in the UK are open and serving until 2am, even 3am with some 'bars'. It's also nice not to bloody queue or have to book days in advance just to have a meal at a restaurant.
     
  19. Mango Bob

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    Annual leave's atrocious in North America though isn't it? I have a friend working for an IT company in Canada and she gets 10 days holiday a year...it's similar in IT jobs in the US I think.

    Can't beat the French for public holidays!
     
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    Errr... I think you still haven't realised that you made a typo by putting 2pm instead of 2am.... ;)
     
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    Sorry, you misunderstand me. Your post said 2pm so I have visons of finishing lunch and being turfed out. 2am on the other hand is a perfectly respectable time to call it a day.

    And on the subject of the thread. I have thought about it straight after I finished my MA (and had thoughts of doing something related to it) but was making some progress in the AV industry by that point so I'm here for a bit yet.
     
  22. Mindcrime

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    The holiday allocation is awful. I only get 10 days from my company, but the statutory holidays are good in Canada. It works out that we get roughly one day off a month, extra. So I guess it may even out.

    At least the cost of living is better than the UK, which also helps living here so much easier. My wife & I are earning less than we did in the UK but we have so much more disposable income due to the living costs here. We couldn't have gotten anywhere near that in the UK unless we moved to upper management positions!

    Tons Of Fun - Apologies. Trying to work and read the forum at the same time doesn't work!
     
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    Well, I'm sure with your qualifications and work industry experience, Canada would welcome you in with open arms. There is a big boom of Home Cinema installations at the moment; it is one of the things people look for when buying or re-modelling a home. And given that most homes are huge, they always go for a large HC installation.

    Emigrating is a huge decision to make and you have to be truly serious about going through with it. People tend to think about it when life ain't going to well and 'dream' about living elsewhere, but to actually go through with it is a very nerve-racking experience. The waiting time is the hardest part to cope with.
     
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    Probably Canada myself as I have relatives over there and it a great place been quite a few times.
     
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    I can see the first two Rhoamish, but we found France pretty expensive. Germany too. The cost of living in North America however, is a lot lower than here.
     
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    I went for a 2 year secondment in Japan with the company I work for but unfortuantly didnt really have the required experience needed for the role.

    I think the 2 years would have been good but I would like the opportunity to do something like that before cutting all ties to the UK - after all the grass always looks greener on the otherside and whilst a place may be nice to visit on (an extended) holiday it is very different to actually living and working there.

    Unfortuantly I have no abilities with foreign languages (my english can be a bit ropey as well as you can all see) so even if I was to leave it would have to be somewhere which spoke english as their first language (so that rules out the USA ;) )
     
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    New York for me. I think its a cool place and the buzz kinda suits me well..... busy business and good night life. Its a lot more relaxed as well and the poeple (in my experience) are nicer. :smashin:
     
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    Very expensive costs of living though. You must be a loaded!!
     
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    Its the tax though isn't it? There is hardly any of it over there, and I imagine that helps things along living costs wise.
     
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    Depends who you are. ;) There are plenty of places in New York that testify to the fact that standard of living is not all down to "low taxes". :cool: In most of them I would suggest keeping the car doors locked.............
     
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