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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by blank(f): 2:19pm On Oct 11, 2017
Liverpool and Manchester are my best cities and where I have family. Lovely places.

Wish you the best.

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by Nobody: 2:42pm On Oct 11, 2017
jt2010:


Nigerians! We want almost everything to be secret, even the smallest of all things.

It's the Nigerian way. Not a bad thing some of us have refused to conform.

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by fatima04: 3:51pm On Oct 11, 2017
Nice thread @OP, I sense you are a medic grin

@justwise maybe a thread on Living in the UK Has to start oo and Tier 2 visa application because I have plenty questions to ask in that regard.

though the Uk student thread has helped but its difficult following school talks when its not ur calling grin

anyone that can help with suggestions oo before I am removed.

thumbs up to the moderators�✌

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by jt2010: 12:53am On Oct 12, 2017
NairaSand:


It's the Nigerian way. Not a bad thing some of us have refused to conform.

I know but for someone with a professional job in Nigeria and relocating abroad, please don toy with the ideal of making your move secret to your Nigeria last employer.

For usa job, background checks may reach out to them and their response will determine your faith of getting the job.

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by UKmigrant: 3:58am On Oct 12, 2017
jt2010:


I know but for someone with a professional job in Nigeria and relocating abroad, please don toy with the ideal of making your move secret to the last Nigeria employer.

For usa job, background checks may reach out to them and they response will determine getting the job.
True jt2010, its not even possible in my case 2 keep an immediate past employer in the dark unless I don't want to work in my field abroad.

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by Nobody: 10:59am On Oct 12, 2017
jt2010:


I know but for someone with a professional job in Nigeria and relocating abroad, please don toy with the ideal of making your move secret to the last Nigeria employer.

For usa job, background checks may reach out to them and they response will determine getting the job.

I saw your quote up there on my post,well that's my opinion by the way! I am personally relocating to Riyadh(Saudi Arabia) for a job offer I got, and its only my former employer (through correspondence) and my family that are aware of this.So don't quote me out of context!

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by AndyCole16(m): 9:31pm On Oct 12, 2017
Pidgin2:


I wished him good luck initially but i was called out for mentioning tax, that's all. I'm still wishing him good luck tho

I have been observing you for some months now, you have NEVER said any encouraging words for anyone who wishes to travel outside this country. If you so wish to stay here, do without discouraging others not to travel.

Beside change that your position of hatred (seems more like bitterness)

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by chukxie(m): 3:28am On Oct 13, 2017
Congrats, man. There's no success without trying. I'm glad you didn't listen to advise of the people who tried to dissuade you from pursuing your dream. Go out there and succeed. Good luck in your endeavours !

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by UKmigrant: 11:47am On Oct 14, 2017
Its my last weekend in naija before my exit. Some of my "yeye" friends have heard that I am leaving and are putting presure on me to take them out tonight for a farewell party. I wonder how they think I have money to blow with all these expenses ahead of me. I have already notified most of them that they should get ready to pick the bills in case we hang out.

Washed my old travel bags just this morning. I realised that cockroaches have been having a swell time in them, its game over today for the little "bagas". I need to get a weighing scale in a few days before my trip so I can organise my bags from home to avoid incurring excess luggage costs as I intend to travel with as much foodstuff as possible. These things I heard are expensive in the UK.

I am also meeting with some people today who want to buy some of my things, I hope I get a good deal.

Its breakfast time for me now, please join me!

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by hammed71(m): 11:58am On Oct 14, 2017
UKmigrant:
Its my last weekend in naija before my exit. Some of my "yeye" friends have heard that I am leaving and are putting presure on me to take them out tonight for a farewell party. I wonder how they think I have money to blow with all these expenses ahead of me. I have already notified most of them that they should get ready to pick the bills in case we hang out.

Washed my old travel bags just this morning. I realised that cockroaches have been having a swell time in them, its game over today for the little "bagas". I need to get a weighing scale in a few days before my trip so I can organise my bags from home to avoid incurring excess luggage costs as I intend to travel with as much foodstuff as possible. These things I heard are expensive in the UK.

I am also meeting with some people today who want to buy some of my things, I hope I get a good deal.

Its breakfast time for me now, please join me!
nice one prepare wella ooo
Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by jonaifame22(m): 10:00pm On Oct 14, 2017
May God take you to UK safely,

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by Izuogu1(m): 2:54pm On Oct 15, 2017
UKmigrant:
Its my last weekend in naija before my exit. Some of my "yeye" friends have heard that I am leaving and are putting presure on me to take them out tonight for a farewell party. I wonder how they think I have money to blow with all these expenses ahead of me. I have already notified most of them that they should get ready to pick the bills in case we hang out.

Washed my old travel bags just this morning. I realised that cockroaches have been having a swell time in them, its game over today for the little "bagas". I need to get a weighing scale in a few days before my trip so I can organise my bags from home to avoid incurring excess luggage costs as I intend to travel with as much foodstuff as possible. These things I heard are expensive in the UK.

I am also meeting with some people today who want to buy some of my things, I hope I get a good deal.

Its breakfast time for me now, please join me!
Nice but Pls be careful about those your Friends oo. There is a Juda among.. I would advice u to terminate that going out of a thing bro.. Play safe!

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by Harzontorh: 4:08pm On Oct 15, 2017
Izuogu1:
Nice but Pls be careful about those your Friends oo. There is a Juda among.. I would advice u to terminate that going out of a thing bro.. Play safe!

I SWEAR !
I smell that too.

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by UKmigrant: 5:16am On Oct 16, 2017
Izuogu1:
Nice but Pls be careful about those your Friends oo. There is a Juda among.. I would advice u to terminate that going out of a thing bro.. Play safe!
You're right. Being paranoid sometimes helps keep a man from danger.

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by Lexusgs430: 5:27am On Oct 16, 2017
UKmigrant:
You're right. Being paranoid sometimes helps keep a man from danger.

Don't forget all your jumpers & cardigans, I hear the cold is slowly creeping in......

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by UKmigrant: 4:43pm On Oct 16, 2017
Lexusgs430:


Don't forget all your jumpers & cardigans, I hear the cold is slowly creeping in......
Yeah sure bro, got one or two already. Will get more appropriate ones when I arrive.

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by ferhyntorlah(f): 12:17am On Oct 17, 2017
UKmigrant:
I will ignore your posts from now onwards.
Please do sir.

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by UKmigrant: 8:57am On Oct 19, 2017
How time flies! Two days to go...

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by UKmigrant: 9:04am On Oct 19, 2017
Bags packed...

Contents :

Bag 1: Garri, elubo, poundo yam, egusi, ogbono, beans, groundnut, dry fish, grounded pepper, grounded crayfish, indomie etc
Bag 2: Clothes, shoes and stuffs like that
Bag 3: Gadgets, perfumes, creams etc

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by Bobbieydeey: 6:41pm On Oct 19, 2017
Link to the Canada own?
comradespade:
Thank God!!!

First UK adventure. I'm tired of the US own grin


Ohhh. The Canada own was also interesting grin
Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by Nobody: 7:19pm On Oct 19, 2017

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by Toppytek(m): 11:48pm On Oct 19, 2017
comradespade:
Thank God!!!
First UK adventure. I'm tired of the US own grin

Ohhh. The Canada own was also interesting grin
share me the link abeg.. I enjoy reading stories like this

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by Nobody: 4:35am On Oct 20, 2017
Toppytek:


share me the link abeg.. I enjoy reading stories like this


I already shared the link up there na
Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by femmoy: 2:48pm On Oct 20, 2017
Pidgin2:



How many people can survive on £11,500 a year in UK, comfortably? That's poverty, I don't think the OP's aim is to be poor. So if he wants to be a middle class earner, he will be taxed 40%

Can u make such an amount here in naija in a year or u don't know wat u r talking about, besides their money still has value,not like here that the economy system has crashed.
Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by Nobody: 3:01pm On Oct 20, 2017
femmoy:


Can u make such an amount here in naija in a year or u don't know wat u r talking about, besides their money still has value,not like here that the economy system has crashed.

U know nothing so no point arguing. Such amount per year is poverty UK standard and cost of living applied

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by Lexusgs430: 9:46pm On Oct 20, 2017
femmoy:


Can u make such an amount here in naija in a year or u don't know wat u r talking about, besides their money still has value,not like here that the economy system has crashed.

Let's logically look at your point, a slight breakdown.....
Rent or Mortgage - £500 - £900 per month
Transport - £300 per month
Feeding - £250 per month
Mobile Phone - £30 per month
Electricity, Gas & Water - £200 per month

So you see, £11,500 per annum is living on the breadline aka povertyline aka foodbanks........

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by justwise(m): 9:56pm On Oct 20, 2017
Lexusgs430:


Let's logically look at your point, a slight breakdown.....
Rent or Mortgage - £500 - £900 per month
Transport - £300 per month
Feeding - £250 per month
Mobile Phone - £30 per month
Electricity, Gas & Water - £200 per month

So you see, £11,500 per annum is living on the breadline aka povertyline aka foodbanks........

Your calculation is base on false assumption and not a realistic situation,

If your yearly salary is £11,500 then you can't get a mortgage, you can't spend £300 a month in transport alone and you can't spend £250 on feeding alone.

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by Lexusgs430: 9:58pm On Oct 20, 2017
justwise:


Your calculation is base on false assumption and not a realistic situation,

If your yearly salary is £11,500 then you can't get a mortgage, you can't spend £300 a month in transport alone and you can't spend £250 on feeding alone.

I am going on the assumption that they already had a property before hitting a change of circumstances...
How much would you place on transport and feeding?
Are you considering the fact, of the total cost to feed a family of 5 ?

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by Lexusgs430: 10:05pm On Oct 20, 2017
justwise:


Your calculation is base on false assumption and not a realistic situation,

If your yearly salary is £11,500 then you can't get a mortgage, you can't spend £300 a month in transport alone and you can't spend £250 on feeding alone.

Not forgetting I mentioned rent or mortgage..... Or can't they also rent?

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by justwise(m): 10:11pm On Oct 20, 2017
Lexusgs430:


I am going on the assumption that they already had a property before hitting a change of circumstances...
How much would you place on transport and feeding?
Are you considering the fact, of the total cost to feed a family of 5 ?

This was why i said that your assumption is a false one, not everybody earning that amount has 5kids to feed or have a house already.

Average cost of bus pass in the UK is about 60-70 in most cities (London excluded), if you are earning £11,500 a year and spends £250 monthly on food alone then you will have serious problem saving a penny.

People earning £11,500 a year are working part time and if you have kids and working part time then the govt will still pay your rent and you will be getting child tax credit for each child under the age of 16

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Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by Lexusgs430: 10:24pm On Oct 20, 2017
justwise:


This was why i said that your assumption is a false one, not everybody earning that amount has 5kids to feed or have a house already.

Average cost of bus pass in the UK is about 60-70 in most cities (London excluded), if you are earning £11,500 a year and spends £250 monthly on food alone then you will have serious problem saving a penny.

People earning £11,500 a year are working part time and if you have kids and working part time then the govt will still pay your rent and you will be getting child tax credit for each child under the age of 16

Are you forgetting the cost of British rail tickets? Not everyone uses an oyster card........
Re: The Adventures Of A New UK Migrant by Lexusgs430: 10:26pm On Oct 20, 2017
justwise:


This was why i said that your assumption is a false one, not everybody earning that amount has 5kids to feed or have a house already.

Average cost of bus pass in the UK is about 60-70 in most cities (London excluded), if you are earning £11,500 a year and spends £250 monthly on food alone then you will have serious problem saving a penny.

People earning £11,500 a year are working part time and if you have kids and working part time then the govt will still pay your rent and you will be getting child tax credit for each child under the age of 16

My cost of feeding encompasses all aspects.... Kids school meals, meals at work, takeaways, socialising etc etc etc

The government does not pay all your rent, they might contribute towards........
Remember the changes Conservatives made to social benefits, stated you must not be earning more money unemployed, than someone in a full-time time job...

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