[THIN] Re: OT: Advice Sought

My question is, how did you land a position in the UK?
I have tried for years, I am a senior IT professional
Seasoned in Unix with an emphasis in Linux (Red Hat),
I also have extensive background in Networking and yes
Even Windows. Do tell your secret.
My wife was borne in England, you would think that
Would make matters easier.

Thank You

-Doug Rooney
Sonoma TileMakers
7750 Bell Rd.
Windsor Ca, 95492
837-8177 X25
doug@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


-----Original Message-----
From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Greg Reese
Sent: Tuesday, September 21, 2004 9:56 AM
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] Re: OT: Advice Sought


don't forget the Aussies....

driving around on the wrong side looking for Vegemite.


On Tue, 21 Sep 2004 12:46:32 -0400, Bob <bobmails@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> yes, we are well aware that driving on the left side is the correct 
> side.  We changed it in the colonies to be able to detect British 
> spies and hooligans.
> 
> On Tue, 21 Sep 2004 16:53:04 +0100, Lilley, Brian 
> <brian.lilley@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > well, if you get run down because you looked the wrong way because 
> > we drive on the correct side of the road, you will be able to watch 
> > TV for free from your free National Health bed.... whilst being fed 
> > grapes, for free...
> >
> > hoorah...
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On
> > Behalf Of Bill.Ramby@xxxxxxxxxxx
> > Sent: 21 September 2004 16:48
> > To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [THIN] Re: OT: Advice Sought
> >
> > Ack! What use is a TV if you can't use it? Something to put the 
> > penguin on?
> > ;-)
> >
> > Regards
> > William R. Ramby
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
> > On Behalf Of Angus Macdonald
> > Sent: Tuesday, September 21, 2004 11:42 AM
> > To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [THIN] Re: OT: Advice Sought
> >
> > Only to use it. It's perfectly legal to own a TV as long as it can't

> > be used.
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Bill.Ramby@xxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:Bill.Ramby@xxxxxxxxxxx]
> > Sent: 21 September 2004 16:33
> > To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [THIN] Re: OT: Advice Sought
> >
> > And you need a license to own a TV if I recall correctly......
> >
> > Regards
> > William R. Ramby
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
> > On Behalf Of Nick Smith
> > Sent: Tuesday, September 21, 2004 8:09 AM
> > To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [THIN] Re: OT: Advice Sought
> >
> >        >>>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
> > To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [THIN] Re: OT: Advice Sought
> >
> > 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
> > To: 'thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'
> > 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
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On
> > Behalf Of gavin.ramejkis@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Sent: 21 September 2004 10:39
> > To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [THIN] Re: OT: Advice Sought
> >
> > 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)
> >
> > > Regards,
> > >
> > > Gavin Ramejkis
> > > Citrix Team Leader
> > > Citrix Architecture & Implementation
> > > Accenture - Project Services
> > > Ground Floor, Babbage House, Radbroke Hall, Knutsford  WA16 9EU
> > > cw: 7 2000 2588
> > > m: 07801 790736
> > > e: gavin.ramejkis@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > > "Enabling competitive advantage for Barclays, in IT and Business
> > Processing"
> > >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Lilley, Brian [mailto:brian.lilley@xxxxxxxx]
> > Sent: 21 September 2004 10:22
> > To: 'thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'
> > 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...
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On
> > Behalf Of gavin.ramejkis@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Sent: 21 September 2004 09:51
> > To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [THIN] Re: OT: Advice Sought
> >
> > 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
> >
> > > Regards,
> > >
> > > Gavin Ramejkis
> > > Citrix Team Leader
> > > Citrix Architecture & Implementation
> > > Accenture - Project Services
> > > Ground Floor, Babbage House, Radbroke Hall, Knutsford  WA16 9EU
> > > cw: 7 2000 2588
> > > m: 07801 790736
> > > e: gavin.ramejkis@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > > "Enabling competitive advantage for Barclays, in IT and Business
> > Processing"
> > >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Lilley, Brian [mailto:brian.lilley@xxxxxxxx]
> > Sent: 21 September 2004 09:40
> > To: 'thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'
> > 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
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On
> > Behalf Of Spencer Sun
> > Sent: 21 September 2004 02:59
> > To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > 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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