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greenfamily

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Would you emigrate if????
« on: May 19, 2007, 06:17:53 pm »
Would you emigrate from south africa where you have a job to New Zealand if neither you nor your partner had a job secured in NZ??

Offline zatexnz

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Re: Would you emigrate if????
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2007, 02:29:43 am »
Yes, if either of us has the skills to find a job quickly, I would.  At least there I wouldn't have to live in fear of being raped or murdered every day of my life.

Also, if I have waited and been granted PR, why not?  I can go over and get any job... both partners can get any job... sure, it's not at the same materialistic quality of living as in SA perhaps (who knows though?)  but at least the quality of LIFE is a hundred fold better.
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Re: Would you emigrate if????
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brad77

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Re: Would you emigrate if????
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2007, 03:01:25 am »
now that I see that the grass really is greener here I regret not having left when I was 18 (if I could have).


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Re: Would you emigrate if????
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2007, 04:51:48 am »
C'mon Greenfamily - your name already defines where you should be heading!  ;)
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Re: Would you emigrate if????
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2007, 07:47:39 am »
Yes, that is what I'm doing. It's much less of a risk than living in South Africa everyday !

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Re: Would you emigrate if????
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2007, 09:16:57 am »
In NZ, all jobs are fair game, where in SA, you are confronted with AA wherever you go.

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Re: Would you emigrate if????
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2007, 10:15:19 am »
If I knew what I know now, before my daughter was born, I would have left long before we did O0

It was the fear of the car being hijacked with her in it that made us decide to leave O0


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Re: Would you emigrate if????
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2007, 02:18:30 pm »
Yes, even if I didn't have kids.  I wanted to immigrate more than 10 years ago and should have done it then.  It would have been much easier to do it without kids.

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Re: Would you emigrate if????
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2007, 04:52:07 pm »
I ditto Badprops reply - would have been easier without the kids but will still make it happen in fact even more determined now that we have kids.