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  1. 5 points
    I'm sure that the OP has got some answers to their question or food for thought. As the thread has descended into personal comments I'll close the thread
  2. 4 points
  3. 3 points
    Jessie in his old chair catching the breeze ?
  4. 3 points
    Thinking that these antibiotics better work .. my fourth lot since Xmas .. at least we're trying a new one.
  5. 3 points
    True photo of a 186 visa applicant waiting for his approval:
  6. 3 points
    We take the ... "the receptionist never smiled" type comments with a pinch of salt .. maybe they were busy? If something was wrong and the hotel put it right then that's ok for us. I do think that some people e.g. book 3 star and expect 5
  7. 3 points
    Read a review on the Kimberlies...Woman gave 1out of 10 because 'it was too hot'. Cheers, Bobj.
  8. 2 points
    Some vile people about and they have kids makes you fear for there futures ?
  9. 2 points
    It sounds like you're trying to import the employer's nomination application? If that's the case, it is not possible. You are not the applicant so you don't have access to import their application.
  10. 2 points
    Hello, New waiting times are the same Last updated: 20 March 2018 (for month ending 28 February 2018) Cheers Adam
  11. 2 points
    I worked from home, here in Sydney, full-time for 11 years from 1997 and then on the odd occasion for another five years. I supported a large mainframe IT system remotely via a dial-up link originally and then used Citrix in later years. Loved every minute of it. People used to ask me if I was ever tempted to do the ironing instead of working. As if! I loved having no-one looking over my shoulder all day, being able to sort out my own hours, work in my nightie if I wanted to and not have to be part of any office politics. When I finally did return to working in a huge open-plan office, I was amazed how noisy it was and how little work people actually did as they were permanently being distracted by other people moving about, other people's phones ringing, having to break off whatever they were doing to attend another meeting. I was far more productive at home and enjoyed it more.
  12. 2 points
    @TinaH there was only a mistake in IT return. Later on it was rectified. Expecting a big jump this week ?
  13. 2 points
    Haven't seen agile used in that context before. It's generally used as a development methodology. But I get what you mean. You would probably use the word digital to describe what you mean. Although strictly speaking I've never considered that a correct term. But yes, being able to work remotely is brilliant. I can work anywhere with a laptop. I could use a phone, but it's limited for what I do. It's one of the things the UK is leading the world.
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    Since way before 2008. I was using Citrix to remote in to a customers environment back in 2000. Not sure how accessible that kind of software was from home at the time though and certainly not while mobile. Dial up internet was still the main internet connectivity at that time and that was slow. Being able to connect all the time is a bit of a double edged sword. Great for flexibility to work whenever and wherever but unless you are really disciplined it can start to eat in to your non work time and take over your life a bit.
  16. 2 points
    Trip advisor is ok. Have to be discerning though - some go to a three star hotel, in a tropical location and then complain they had fans not air con, for example. Clearly they were expecting quite a lot for the price and complained when reality didn’t match their expectation. So take with a pinch of salt - and check all the reviews. If there is a significant pattern of complaints, then there may be something to it, otherwise it could just be someone who is a curmudgeon venting their spleen.
  17. 2 points
    Good time to fly. Take an empty pillow cover with you. If you find you have a stretch of four to yourself, fill it with the little pillows and excess blankets and you have a full sized pillow. If you miss Easter, you may get a stretch of four down the back of the plane. They don't let you take water on board to Australia, so take an empty bottle and ask the hostesses if they will fill it. If you get in a taxi in Perth, make sure you know where you are going, as the chances are the driver won't.
  18. 2 points
    Just think Positive always..Everything will be fine. Everyone visa will be approved. Don’t Stress and be panic... Stay Positive..[emoji4][emoji4][emoji1303][emoji1303]
  19. 2 points
    Alrght, so I guess tonight it is time for me to open the bottle of champagne I have in the fridge which I bought when I submitted my visa application on the 17/11/17 with the hope of celebrating the granting of the visa. Haven't read the grant letter because I am not able to see it on the "Messages" section, but I was just very intense everyday looking at my immi account online to see if the "Furhter Assessment" status changed to "Finalised", which just occured 5 mins ago. Reading the word "Granted" next to my name.. ohh my godness.. It is the best feeling ever.. The most anxious wait started on the 14th of Feb after additional documents where requested, but I am glad today the wait is over. Hope you all get yours soon. See ya when I see ya dudes!!
  20. 1 point
    Yep second what @rammygirl says - If you are not a permanent resident you have to apply for approval as she will be a foreign investor. I did it in Sydney for approval to go to auction - there are 2 types of approval, one for an auction pass which means you can go to multiple auctions until you secure a property. The other is for an actual named dwelling that you are buying not at auction. Do your research because they can make you sell your house if you don't get the correct approval to purchase it as a foreign investor! Its also quite expensive to get approval and can take 2-4 weeks. I now have PR so if I buy again I don't need approval. Good luck!
  21. 1 point
    Finding old friends via a pm knock knock ?
  22. 1 point
    As long as members remember that we have a life outside the forum, one particular poster threw a tantrum today because we can’t be on the forum approving their posts for the 20 hours a day they seem to spend on here. It is good like you say as I can work from hospital as I wouldn’t get a job anywhere else I can work from my computer (iPad in my case)
  23. 1 point
    Objectivity is clearly a problem all round. You clearly see those that many who voted Remain and still think Brexit is a bad idea are in some way wanting the UK to fail or non-patriotic by extension. Once you view opponents merely as traitors to their country it is easier to dismiss their views. And how you can now attribute the last recession, or indeed any of the others, on the EU is, frankly, risible. Frankly, if we wanted the UK to fail we need do no more than leave the Brexit crew in charge for the next few years then come back and say we told you so. The fact that we don’t should demonstrate that we care a great deal what happens to the UK; we are just not insulated by blind faith and patriotic fervour. I personally don’t agree with, or have issues with, many of the anti-Brexit posts but I don’t see any of those posting those views as having anything but the UKs best interests at heart.
  24. 1 point
    Absolutely. I know some people worry about the disruption to education, but I think they gain so much from the experience, it's worth it. However, as you say, that's only if the employer is paying the relocation costs. If the family is having to wear the thousands and thousands of pounds in relocations, that starts to affect quality of life day to day.
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