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Postby JoannaNYC » Tue, 13 Mar 2012 3:08 pm

I would like a job because I have never NOT worked. I would go stir crazy if I didn't do something. I'm a New Yorker we are made for constant stress and working ourselves silly.

I have actually found about 10 or so smaller non-profits that are hiring entry level or 2-4 years of experience with someone who has an undergraduate degree. Ive been licensed twice and one is internationally recognized so graduate school wasn't ever and won't ever be on my list. I have lots of student loans and I do need or want more, ever.
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Postby x9200 » Tue, 13 Mar 2012 3:20 pm

But I did not suggest you should go and study. I just pasted you some info showing you need only to have a degree from an institution that is recognized by local authorities (namely MOM with possible blessing of SPS) and that this profession is on the skills-in-demand list from MOM. Unless my purely amateur approach to every day psychology have some huge holes this should make you a tid-bit less angry and more optimistic :)

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Postby JoannaNYC » Tue, 13 Mar 2012 3:28 pm

Angry? Ha. You don't know many NY women then. I am the least angry.


Thanks for the MOM information :). I will look into that. I could technically not work so, possibly volunteering and seeing where that goes could be another possible option.
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Postby x9200 » Tue, 13 Mar 2012 3:39 pm

You can not volunteer here without a consent from MOM and prior to this a valid stay pass. Get an employment pass and you will be in no question asked about your preferences or problems with legalized relationship.

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Postby JoannaNYC » Tue, 13 Mar 2012 3:42 pm

Wow. So many hoops to jump through. We should make immigration this hard in America.
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 13 Mar 2012 4:26 pm

JoannaNYC wrote:Wow. So many hoops to jump through. We should make immigration this hard in America.


It is.

It's much easier to be an illegal immigrant. Why do you think so many of them are...... :o

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Postby nakatago » Tue, 13 Mar 2012 4:40 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
JoannaNYC wrote:Wow. So many hoops to jump through. We should make immigration this hard in America.


It is.

It's much easier to be an illegal immigrant. Why do you think so many of them are...... :o


That's why McCain wanted to build the danged fence.

But the last time someone tried that, we all know how effective it was...

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 13 Mar 2012 4:41 pm

It's hard for a reason. Singapore isn't a debtor nation like the US is. Singapore only has around 2% unemployment rate. They make it hard so the citizens have jobs as is only right. At the same time they try to maintain a semblance of morality here from an Asian perspective. This does impact a very small portion of those seeking to work here and yest it hurts when one happens to be one of that small portion of people. But, like the Don, tilting at windmills by a single person isn't going to change anything here. Especially if that someone isn't even a Singaporean. They've been trying to decriminalize certain acts here for a number of years to no avail. You might do some research on Penal Code 377A. While it doesn't apply directly to your relationship, it will give you some insight to the mindset here.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Section_37 ... ngapore%29

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Postby poodlek » Tue, 13 Mar 2012 7:58 pm

JoannaNYC wrote:Wow. So many hoops to jump through. We should make immigration this hard in America.


You should hear my story. Everyone I tell it to says "but you're Canadian" and "doesn't being married to an American give you a free pass?" no it does not. Getting into the USA is NOT. Easy.

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Postby zzm9980 » Tue, 13 Mar 2012 9:42 pm

poodlek wrote:
JoannaNYC wrote:Wow. So many hoops to jump through. We should make immigration this hard in America.


You should hear my story. Everyone I tell it to says "but you're Canadian" and "doesn't being married to an American give you a free pass?" no it does not. Getting into the USA is NOT. Easy.


Harder for the spouses of American citizens than numerous illegals :D

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Postby poodlek » Tue, 13 Mar 2012 9:55 pm

zzm9980 wrote:
poodlek wrote:
JoannaNYC wrote:Wow. So many hoops to jump through. We should make immigration this hard in America.


You should hear my story. Everyone I tell it to says "but you're Canadian" and "doesn't being married to an American give you a free pass?" no it does not. Getting into the USA is NOT. Easy.


Harder for the spouses of American citizens than numerous illegals :D


Tell me about it :-D

One good thing about being here in SG is this job has allowed Mr. K many "ins" into Cirque du Soleil, so when we leave here we may well be able to go straight to Montreal without a break in employment or having to be separated again :-) And I will be back in the land of universal health care and Tim Horton's *sigh* *misty eyes* 8-)

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 13 Mar 2012 9:59 pm

My impression was that the US would rather take the whole of Central America before a single British citizen.

You'd almost think they had some kind of baggage :wink: :)

Edit to add: And yes USCB&P are without question the rudest, most hostile, border officials I have encountered anywhere in the world!
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Postby zzm9980 » Tue, 13 Mar 2012 10:03 pm

Try J.co if you haven't. So much better than that Tim Hortons crap :cry:

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Postby poodlek » Tue, 13 Mar 2012 11:37 pm

zzm9980 wrote:Try J.co if you haven't. So much better than that Tim Hortons crap :cry:


I've never heard of J.co, but although Tim's doesn't have the best coffee on the planet, there's just something about it. I'm pretty sure it's just a Canadian thing...like the kopitiams here, it's a place where old locals congregate. And it's like a beacon in the night when you're on a long distance road trip through Canada, where in most of the country there are no big highway rest stops to speak of. Getting Tim's is a treat when the alternative is gas station coffee. And the donuts! Zomg the donuts... and then there's the TV commercials :cry:
I'm a victim of clever marketing, I admit it :-P

(Sorry to the OP. Maybe my nonsense will keep this post bumped to the top for more people to read her story, right?? ;-) )

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Postby JoannaNYC » Tue, 13 Mar 2012 11:40 pm

This has become so interesting to read. I will have an update on what we decide to do on Friday FYI :). Keep you guys posted on how we end up doing this move. I think I'm more anxious to pack up everything in four months than this visa crap!
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