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I'm new from the U.K.

Postby gaz » Sat Feb 07, 2009 3:43 pm

Evening lads 8)

I've been lurking on these boards for a bit now and decided its time to join, my name's Gary, Gaz or Gazza, whichever you fancy using, I'm 18 years old and live near London, U.K.

Not sure what else to say really... I look forward to chatting with you all
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Postby Earl Butz » Sat Feb 07, 2009 3:54 pm

Welcome. I hear you had snow. :P
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Postby gaz » Sat Feb 07, 2009 4:01 pm

Cheers, yeah we had a bit, the press like to blow it out of proportion though, I'm sure its nothing compared to what you're probably used to :)
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Postby olywaguy » Sat Feb 07, 2009 4:23 pm

Welcome to the Board, Gary.

Just post away. How long have you been lurking here?
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Postby jkav » Sat Feb 07, 2009 5:56 pm

Hey, there.
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Postby cloudy » Sat Feb 07, 2009 6:18 pm

Hi guy...


ask me anything, and I mean anything.

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Postby Sportsguy » Sat Feb 07, 2009 9:14 pm

Welcome Gaz, looking forward to reading some more posts from you!! Cheers!! :D
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Postby Guinness Fan » Sat Feb 07, 2009 10:49 pm

Welcome aboard!
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Postby matinee » Sun Feb 08, 2009 1:44 am

Welcome.
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Postby michaelk69 » Sun Feb 08, 2009 7:48 am

hey there. i actually lived in Guildford, in Surrey, for about 12 years before moving to France .. . and lived in Kingston, Teddington and London before that . . . anyway, welcome :-)
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Postby Pazuzu P. Sasquatch » Sun Feb 08, 2009 8:38 am

Me and The Boss (on our 7th year) were in your neck of the woods a couple of years back. Did London, Windsor, Scarborough, Salisbury, and surrounding areas. Had a wonderful time and talk frequently about going back.

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Postby DeckApe » Sun Feb 08, 2009 12:57 pm

Welcome abord, Gaz. Hope you like what you have found. :)
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Postby sammyboy » Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:07 pm

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Postby solat » Mon Feb 09, 2009 3:22 am

Gazza!

How's it going?

Stick around and start posting :D
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Postby foxeyes2 » Mon Feb 09, 2009 7:47 am

Welcome aboard Gazza, hope we get to know you.
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Postby Lesley R. Charles » Mon Feb 09, 2009 7:37 pm

Gaz,

Welcome to the boards.
Come check me out on MySpace at http://www.myspace.com/lesleycharles
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Postby gaz » Tue Feb 10, 2009 4:42 pm

Thanks for the warm welcome :D

I'm sure i'll feel right at home
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Postby catapult » Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:03 pm

Welcome Gaz.

So, how did you find this board? Just curious as I do some web marketing and wonder how folks find the board.

I'm fairly new also and I can't even remember how I stumbled in here. Maybe it was from a link or reference from another board. Or maybe it popped up on a Google search of some straight acting term I was researching.
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Postby matinee » Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:28 pm

gaz wrote:Thanks for the warm welcome :D

I'm sure i'll feel right at home


Come in, here are some slippers. Make yourself comfortable. Would you like a hot coco?
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Postby Tygrrrr » Thu Feb 12, 2009 10:51 pm

Welcome aboard Gaz. I'll pour you a nice sweet tea.
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Re: I'm new from the U.K.

Postby Screamer » Fri Feb 13, 2009 9:04 pm

gaz wrote:Not sure what else to say really...


You could tell me how I can get a job where you're at (one that pays reasonably)?
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Re: I'm new from the U.K.

Postby michaelk69 » Sat Feb 14, 2009 2:30 am

Screamer wrote:You could tell me how I can get a job where you're at (one that pays reasonably)?


I can field this question in Gaz's absence . . . but the answer is not a good one, and believe me, I know, having gone through all this myself!

It is just about impossible for an American to get a job in London . .. i mean, unless you want to tend bar or wait tables illegally . .. unless you have some very, very specialized skill, and you can get a UK company to sponsor you in advance of leaving the US. So, not very easy i'm afraid ... unless you are a neurosurgeon or something like that??

Even so, the process takes between 6-8 months and is complicated.

If it makes you feel any better, it works both ways - it would be very difficult for a young British person to come over and work legally in the US, unless it was for some kind of exchange or time-limited project. The other (easier) option would be to work for a US company with offices in London - they will be familiar with the processes involved, and that would make it much easier for them to transfer you to their London office.

Sorry not to be more positive, but there you are!
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