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Travelling on Jan 18

Post by sajan.chandran » Wed Dec 30, 2009 6:34 am

Hi Friends,
Am planning to travel to UK on January 18 from Chennai, any one travelling around that time?

Thanks,
Sajan Chandran
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Post by sujyo » Fri Jan 01, 2010 7:30 pm

Do u already have a Job or ur going to search. Whats ur exp and profile..is it in testing

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Post by rohitktm » Sun Jan 03, 2010 9:17 pm

Welcome to UK. It will be good holiday so bring enough money dude. And surely bring ticket back to India. Serious advice, if you already have job in India, don't quit now. Situation in UK is really bad.

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Post by sashi1979 » Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:45 am

huh huh huh... these guys will never listen no matter what...

let them quit their jobs, come to the UK... spend a few 1000 pounds, revive the UK economy and then they will go back happy... :):)

no use advising them whatsoever.

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Post by ChetanOjha » Mon Jan 04, 2010 12:05 pm

Invictus by William Ernest Henley wrote:Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

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Post by gotcha » Mon Jan 04, 2010 12:13 pm

sashi1979 wrote: no use advising them whatsoever.
What kind of advice is this? Can you explain, what you are doing in UK, advising them not to come to UK ?

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Post by sashi1979 » Mon Jan 04, 2010 3:04 pm

gotcha.. i did give my try on the job hunt.. but so futile... went back to my own country and now back in as a dependent of someone who has been deputed in the UK.. i have my own tier 1 - only that the market isnt any good.

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Post by gotcha » Mon Jan 04, 2010 3:08 pm

sashi1979 wrote:gotcha.. i did give my try on the job hunt.. but so futile... went back to my own country and now back in as a dependent of someone who has been deputed in the UK.. i have my own tier 1 - only that the market isnt any good.

Sorry to hear story. Even so, there is no point discouraging newcomers. There are 10 succes stories for every failure. I can tell about a friend of mine and his wife, both got offers within last 3 weeks.

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Post by republique » Mon Jan 04, 2010 3:58 pm

gotcha wrote:
sashi1979 wrote:gotcha.. i did give my try on the job hunt.. but so futile... went back to my own country and now back in as a dependent of someone who has been deputed in the UK.. i have my own tier 1 - only that the market isnt any good.

Sorry to hear story. Even so, there is no point discouraging newcomers. There are 10 succes stories for every failure. I can tell about a friend of mine and his wife, both got offers within last 3 weeks.
I think it is the other way around there 10 failures to every success in this economic climate especially

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Post by sujyo » Mon Jan 04, 2010 5:55 pm

Please do not discourage the new comers coming to UK. Situation is not the same with everyone. We have some lucky few who still have got jobs in this bad situation. It all depends on the indvidual his efforts and finally luck.

I am still not able to locate a Non functional tester (Volume and Performance) with 5 years exp for a contract position....so jobs still exist in pockets and u need to be lucky to grab that.

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Post by republique » Mon Jan 04, 2010 8:32 pm

sujyo wrote:Please do not discourage the new comers coming to UK. Situation is not the same with everyone. We have some lucky few who still have got jobs in this bad situation. It all depends on the indvidual his efforts and finally luck.

I am still not able to locate a Non functional tester (Volume and Performance) with 5 years exp for a contract position....so jobs still exist in pockets and u need to be lucky to grab that.
It is not discouragement. It is a reality check.
If it is what the other person said, then I want him to provide a valid source for his information. My comment makes more sense in the current economic climate

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Post by meats » Mon Jan 04, 2010 8:42 pm

republique wrote:
sujyo wrote:Please do not discourage the new comers coming to UK. Situation is not the same with everyone. We have some lucky few who still have got jobs in this bad situation. It all depends on the indvidual his efforts and finally luck.

I am still not able to locate a Non functional tester (Volume and Performance) with 5 years exp for a contract position....so jobs still exist in pockets and u need to be lucky to grab that.
It is not discouragement. It is a reality check.
If it is what the other person said, then I want him to provide a valid source for his information. My comment makes more sense in the current economic climate
I wish that there were as many jobs around as some people like to make out. However as you said, the figures back you up about the lack of jobs otherwise why would unemployment continue to rise?

And sujyo, the reason that you can't find anyone could very well be because you're advertising on an immigration forum and not in the job centre or through an agency???

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Post by gotcha » Tue Jan 05, 2010 8:26 am

republique wrote: f it is what the other person said, then I want him to provide a valid source for his information.
How you expect me to present valid source. Shall I make my friend and his wife post here ?

As everybody on this forum, I just replies depending on what I see.

UK market never been like India(booming). So if one has to consider that.

I think, people has not practical expectations when terming market as crap.

And the way OP was answered annoys me most.

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Post by republique » Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:35 am

gotcha wrote:
republique wrote: f it is what the other person said, then I want him to provide a valid source for his information.
How you expect me to present valid source. Shall I make my friend and his wife post here ?

As everybody on this forum, I just replies depending on what I see.

UK market never been like India(booming). So if one has to consider that.

I think, people has not practical expectations when terming market as crap.

And the way OP was answered annoys me most.
What annoys me is when people make blanket statements as facts when they are just opinion.

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Post by gotcha » Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:40 am

republique wrote:What annoys me is when people make blanket statements as facts when they are just opinion.
This applies to you,too, the way you said it's other way around.

Just add to my post, everybody on this forum gives opinion, and not authority.

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Post by republique » Tue Jan 05, 2010 6:26 pm

gotcha wrote:
republique wrote:What annoys me is when people make blanket statements as facts when they are just opinion.
This applies to you,too, the way you said it's other way around.

Just add to my post, everybody on this forum gives opinion, and not authority.
No, it doesn't work the other way around because my comment makes sense in the context of the economic crises. You came up with 1:10 ratio like it was some kind of fact so I say prove it. All I said, it is likely the reverse because of the economic crises, which mean probability. My statement for sure is still more likely than yours.

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Post by namastelondon » Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:39 pm

There is no doubt that there are few Opportunities now a days in the market. Skills are also very important to get a job. Some skills have few jobs only.
If one gets a job that does not mean others can also get a job.
and i know many guys also who did not succeed in getting job in UK.

When i came here in April 2008, i can see lot of frustrating post about jobs but i find the market quite good for me. My wife on the other hand was doing very good back home but struggled here.

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Post by gotcha » Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:18 am

republique wrote:No, it doesn't work the other way around because my comment makes sense in the context of the economic crises. You came up with 1:10 ratio like it was some kind of fact so I say prove it. All I said, it is likely the reverse because of the economic crises, which mean probability. My statement for sure is still more likely than yours.
Can you prove your fact? It's your opinion, so does I stick to my opinion. And as I said earlier, OP was not asking about job market, the way he/she was answered is really annoying. People seating here in good or bad job preaching about job market to hopefull.

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Post by gotcha » Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:22 am

namastelondon wrote: When i came here in April 2008, i can see lot of frustrating post about jobs but i find the market quite good for me.
That's what I want to underline. UK job market never was booming like India. Some people will find job within week, some people do not find job after months. It depend on luck,timing, planning ,skills etc.

But, if somebody as done his/her Tier1, it's worth a try. It's frustating that, some people seating here, discourage with negative comments to newcomers.

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Post by meats » Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:55 am

gotcha wrote:
republique wrote:No, it doesn't work the other way around because my comment makes sense in the context of the economic crises. You came up with 1:10 ratio like it was some kind of fact so I say prove it. All I said, it is likely the reverse because of the economic crises, which mean probability. My statement for sure is still more likely than yours.
Can you prove your fact? It's your opinion, so does I stick to my opinion. And as I said earlier, OP was not asking about job market, the way he/she was answered is really annoying. People seating here in good or bad job preaching about job market to hopefull.
How can there be 10 success stories for every failure when unemployment is at a record high AND STILL RISING!!??!? Even a bloody dingbat would see that you're so wrong that it's funny. You're not actually Gordon Brown are you? Only he would come up with something as stupid as you are gotcha.

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