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Rhodan & Branwen's Adventure !
« on: September 25, 2007, 09:08:53 am »
One crazy night, a few days ago ...

We made our decision to drastically change our plans, and leave at the end of October this year ! :D :clap:

So yes, literally overnight, we now face a huge rush to sell the car, find someone to take over the lease, change the flight tickets, arrange accommodation, resign .... hmmmm ... too much !   :heeha: :help:


P.S Time to start emailing a few agents to gauge the interest before I arrive.

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Re: Rhodan & Branwen's Adventure !
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2007, 09:10:59 am »
T-Minus just after the decisions and the ensuing madness ...

It's Friday night, around 10.30pm, and just as I'm about to crash into bed, the phone rings ... it's a recruiter from Auckland who's just seen my CV. We end up talking for almost 40 minutes, and she is submitting my CV to a couple of companies !

I have a great response from the other recruiters, have a couple of meetings with them setup already, and another phone call is arranged for the end of this week.

The people are extremely friendly, very honest and open. I'm impressed ! So different to dealing with the sharks I'm used to over here in SA.

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« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2007, 09:11:24 am »
Today .... T-Minus just over a month and counting ...  ;D

Well we have found someone to take over the lease, we've resigned, our accommodation has been booked, our flight tickets have been changed, and we've made an arrangement with a family member for our car.

 8) :clap:
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« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2007, 10:19:14 am »
WOW Rhodan. That's gr8!

 :gl: with the mad rush.



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« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2007, 10:25:46 am »
That is great guys, :gl:

Just for the record : why the sudden change of plans?

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« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2007, 10:54:29 am »
Just for the record : why the sudden change of plans?

I think we are literally at breaking point. We just want out, now! Saturday night, we heard 18 gun shots in a row, and then a sound like a huge explosion. Charming ! That, and just the feeling of frustration, anger, and bitterness which has been building up with everything that is going on .... how sad.  :'(

Oh and the wait, waiting for March 2008 ... that was just way too much ... it's now or never.  :clap:  8)
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« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2007, 11:37:33 am »
 :gl:

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« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2007, 11:53:39 am »
That's great Rhodan! And the time will fly! before you know it you will be here in NZ!  :clap:

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« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2007, 12:07:55 pm »
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the feeling of frustration, anger, and bitterness

couldn't have said it better myself.

We are also so desparate to get out of here, but if we don't have an offer on our house by Friday then we are not going to make the cut-off for when Mel is not allowed to fly until after the baby  :'(

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« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2007, 12:24:11 pm »
 :gl: Nolan !

Thanks to everyone for all the good wishes.  O0

I'll let you all know more as things progress, I figured I'll keep everything under this one thread for easier reading.

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« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2007, 07:35:17 pm »
 :gl: Rhodan, I can only image how exiting it must be....wish we could do the same, but with our daughter doing her matric next year, we will just have to wait until end 2008.  :'(

What recruiters have you contacted? 

 

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« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2007, 08:35:07 pm »
What recruiters have you contacted?

Sabre Systems in Wellington, De Winter, Absolute IT, High Street IT .... there are loads of recruiters, but the best advice I can give is to contact them about a month before you go over, then you will get a great response, interviews etc.


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« Reply #12 on: September 26, 2007, 01:12:06 am »
Can't leave you alone for 3 weeks en dan haak die koppie uit ne ;D

You are sooo making the right decision.  Good luck with the rush and good luck with the interviews. O0

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« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2007, 04:18:20 am »
WOW!! Rhodan that's excellent news.  You have made the right decision.  I am impressed with the speed of things, and how friendly everyone is.

 :gl: with the interviews.

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Re: Rhodan & Branwen's Adventure !
« Reply #14 on: September 26, 2007, 05:34:39 am »
Thanks for the inform.... Mike is doing soooo much homework regarding the family move to NZ so all information is much appreciated.  :gl: and keep us all updated.... O0

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