[THIN] Re: OT: Advice Sought

Pay for TV, pay for each phone call, Internet access more expensive, and
if I recall correctly from my Siblings living in the UK there is a god
awful amount of money related to owning a car. 


Bob Barrett
FVSD#52

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And you need a license to own a TV if I recall correctly......

Regards
William R. Ramby

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        >>>No guns, dogs OR cigarettes? What do you do for fun?
Tease American tourists:)       



-----Original Message-----
From: Nick Smith [mailto:nick@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Tuesday, September 21, 2004 6:47 AM
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No no, we don't smoke anymore over here. Or hunt.
No guns, no cigarettes, no dogs.
And Sage is the market leader financial package.
<sigh> 

-----Original Message-----
From: Lilley, Brian [mailto:brian.lilley@xxxxxxxx]
Sent: 21 September 2004 10:49
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Subject: [THIN] Re: OT: Advice Sought

or like my Ducati, end up in a twisted pile underneath someones car. I
bought an Aprillia RSV 1000 instead, which has a race can that spits out
flames...which is nice..

PS. I hope you like tea.
PPS. If anyone asks you if you want a fag, don't be shocked... its not
what you think


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Ducati's only look good, don't forget it rains in UK so your Duke will
spend its life with electrical problems parked at home or back of a
breakdown truck, GSXR looks nice but v dated, would go for Fireblade
(Hondas start every morning - my VTR1000 SP1 has never let me down) or
Yamaha R1 (v modern and reliable but eats back tyres)

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-----Original Message-----
From: Lilley, Brian [mailto:brian.lilley@xxxxxxxx]
Sent: 21 September 2004 10:22
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Subject: [THIN] Re: OT: Advice Sought


the way forward is to buy yourself a Ducat 916 BP or a Suzuki GSXr
750... its the only way to travel.. and English chics dig it... you know
I'm right...

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I would also say that the car allowance should sit in the bank as public
transport in London is the obvious way to go unless you fancy a few
hours sucking fumes, empty bus lanes you can't drive in, speed cameras
every few yards and if you are lucky enough to find a parking space then
you will pay a small fortune for it outside where you live and where you
work

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-----Original Message-----
From: Lilley, Brian [mailto:brian.lilley@xxxxxxxx]
Sent: 21 September 2004 09:40
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Subject: [THIN] Re: OT: Advice Sought


Dude,

Welcome aboard old chap... 
Gerrards Cross... hhmmm ok, not the best, but it'll do... income tax and
national insurance will see about a third of your wages wiped out!
still, the beer here is much better and the chics gorgeous. Right, thats
about everything covered I think :o)

Brianos
Lifestyle consultant

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Behalf Of Spencer Sun
Sent: 21 September 2004 02:59
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Subject: [THIN] OT: Advice Sought


Hi, folks.

I have been offered a position in the UK, which I am scheduled to start
in December, assuming my work permit is issued.

Since, I've lived in the US all my life, and have only been to London 3
times, I would like to ask for some advice from the Brits on the list,
though any input is welcome.

Assuming an annual salary of 50K (nice round number), what might take
home pay be?

What areas for housing should I be looking at?  The office is located in
Gerrard's Cross, but I'll be doing loads of travelling, so I don't think
that I need to be in that area, exactly.

I plan on taking the bare minimum of possessions and re-acquire what I
need when I get over.  This includes my car.  I'll be getting a car
allowance. Does this seem like a prudent plan?

Any advice would be appreciated, especially any items that I don't know
to ask.

Perhaps, if there are any ex-pats on the list,  you'd be willing to
advise me.

Thanks in advance,

Spencer Sun

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