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Offline bruceb

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Re: Our time has finally come! WE ARE HERE!!!
« Reply #60 on: January 24, 2009, 07:21:18 am »
Went to buy NZ$ on Wednesday and was shocked at how NZ$ has lost ground. We are arriving in just over a week and I am  :censored:ing myself about finding work. You don't want to know how many rejection letters I've received. It almost makes me feel incompetent. I do, however, believe that things will work out in the end. I find that good things usually happen when you least expect it. We're holding thumbs for everyone out there that is in this same boat.
Left SA - Feb 2009 (holiday visa)
Job offer - Feb 2009
WP approved - Mar 2009
EOI application - Mar 2009
PR application - May 2009
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Re: Our time has finally come! WE ARE HERE!!!
« Reply #61 on: January 25, 2009, 06:23:03 am »
Hey Saturn,

How are things going?  hope you guys are well!! Am sure that there is a job opportunity out there for you, hang in there!!!! :) :gl:

Well, we have had a great weekend - went to the beach yesterday and today we went to the Chch meetup. Feel really invigorated and revving to go - all we needed was a good weekend so that we can start the new week feeling motivated and very positive.  ;)

We will get work! Hopefully sooner rather than later but we will get it!




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Re: Our time has finally come! WE ARE HERE!!!
« Reply #61 on: January 25, 2009, 06:23:03 am »

Offline Bevmac

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Re: Our time has finally come! WE ARE HERE!!!
« Reply #62 on: January 25, 2009, 12:57:55 pm »
YES!!!  Positive thinking thats what we like to hear!!!  O0

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Re: Our time has finally come! WE ARE HERE!!!
« Reply #63 on: January 25, 2009, 11:23:34 pm »
Glad to see you feeling more positive S_M! :clap:

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Re: Our time has finally come! WE ARE HERE!!!
« Reply #64 on: January 30, 2009, 07:20:34 am »
Our second week in NZ and unfortunately nothing definite yet on the job front.

It is early days. We have both had many rejection letters so far but we also have quite a couple of pending applications as well as friends and employment agencies all over NZ that are willing to help us out in our job hunt.

Today I managed to find 2 pairs of really nice shoes at a K-Mart at The Palms Mall in Chch. They were on special for $20 each - this is really cheap even in SA standards. So I have some nice shoes for interviews and for when I start working here.

Looking forward to this upcoming weekend. No plans, but maybe we will go to the Waimak river and swim there instead of the ocean. We noticed a lot of people doing this when we crossed over the bridge last weekend. Looked really awesome.  :heeha: And the bliss and freedom. No fences or anything.  :clap: People just park their cars wherever on the stones and play in the water with their children. So awesome - I look forward to the day when my DH and I decide to start a family, with all the ups and downs of bringing up a child I still can't wait to raise a child because it WILL be in the safety of NZ.

Anyways, I hope everyone has a great weekend and looking forward to another week of job hunting because from what I have heard things will really pick up now moving in February.

Take Care

S_M

« Last Edit: January 31, 2010, 04:03:06 am by Saturn_Moon »



Offline M and G

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Re: Our time has finally come! WE ARE HERE!!!
« Reply #65 on: January 30, 2009, 07:42:14 am »
 :gl: with job hunting and enjoy swimming  :clap:



Offline Snoozy

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Re: Our time has finally come! WE ARE HERE!!!
« Reply #66 on: January 30, 2009, 09:36:55 am »
The swimming sounds awesome - enjoy!

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Offline Alta van zyl

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Re: Our time has finally come! WE ARE HERE!!!
« Reply #67 on: January 30, 2009, 11:08:04 am »
Have a nice relaxing weekend and forget about the job search for a while.  Enjoy!

Offline ANTONK

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Re: Our time has finally come! WE ARE HERE!!!
« Reply #68 on: January 30, 2009, 01:41:35 pm »
Thanks for the update and  :gl: with the job hunting next week.

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Re: Our time has finally come! WE ARE HERE!!!
« Reply #69 on: February 01, 2009, 10:59:06 pm »
S_M when you go the Wiamak river look for a quiet area, there is another area away from the noise of the road.  I was there with my kids on Sat just before Mark and Darren came over to collect the goods for El.  It is really fantastic.  You will want to wear sandals that can go into water as the rocks hurt your feet.

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« Reply #70 on: February 03, 2009, 02:36:28 am »
We didn't get a chance to go to the river this weekend that passed but hopefully this coming weekend. There is also a braai this Friday which we are looking forward to.

Well... we have something in the pipeline!   :heeha:

Don't want to get our hopes up too high but it sounds so positive:

My DH sent through an application to an employment agency in Wellies. He got a phone call not even an hour afterwards (we later discovered it was the managing director of this firm) and said that he has a client that is looking for someone that specialises in biometrix - authenticating a person's identity by the use of a unique biological identifier i.e. fingerprints, iris scanning etc. - so this person asked my DH to update his CV providing more information on his experience in this.

So it sounds really positive - will see what comes of it...
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Offline Mongrel Mobster

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Re: Our time has finally come! WE ARE HERE!!!
« Reply #71 on: February 03, 2009, 03:27:25 am »
S_M we holding thumbs, crossing legs, toes and whatever else. Good luck to Hubby  :gl: :gl: :gl: :gl: :gl: :gl: :gl: :gl: :gl: :gl: :gl: :gl: :gl: :gl: :gl: :gl:
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Edwin



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Offline Alta van zyl

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Re: Our time has finally come! WE ARE HERE!!!
« Reply #72 on: February 03, 2009, 06:35:37 am »
Will be holding thumbs -   :gl:   

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Re: Our time has finally come! WE ARE HERE!!!
« Reply #73 on: February 03, 2009, 07:04:54 am »
 holding thumbs and crossing all appendages   :gl:

Offline noodles mom

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Re: Our time has finally come! WE ARE HERE!!!
« Reply #74 on: February 03, 2009, 07:09:53 am »
sending positive thoughts to you  :)



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