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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by DaveChapelle: 10:31pm On Jun 12, 2018
Not to change your job celebration topic, but anyone with experience on selling a car. My GF thinks i'm too cheap and unsophisticated for buying my cheap banger, and i have been caressing the idea of buying the newer cheaper model...I somehow realised some websites offer to sell your car off, as fast as in 24hrs!...Are they any good? Anybody?
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by DaveChapelle: 10:32pm On Jun 12, 2018
Isn't it annoying when you are sharing good news even to home in Nigeria and next thing is Account number, buy pizza etc... I done tire to they shout my good news sef
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Lexusgs430: 12:08am On Jun 13, 2018
DaveChapelle:
Not to change your job celebration topic, but anyone with experience on selling a car. My GF thinks i'm too cheap and unsophisticated for buying my cheap banger, and i have been caressing the idea of buying the newer cheaper model...I somehow realised some websites offer to sell your car off, as fast as in 24hrs!...Are they any good? Anybody?

They would fix the selling price, you might get your money earlier, but you loss in overall value.....

Is she willing to contribute financially towards your new swanky vehicle, that fits her social standing?

Buy what suits you and fits your pocket and bank account....

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Lexusgs430: 12:11am On Jun 13, 2018
DaveChapelle:
Isn't it annoying when you are sharing good news even to home in Nigeria and next thing is Account number, buy pizza etc... I done tire to they shout my good news sef

Keep it yourself, the moment they start requesting and you don't oblige....... You have started having plenty enemies......

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by fatima04: 12:30am On Jun 13, 2018
DaveChapelle:
Not to change your job celebration topic, but anyone with experience on selling a car. My GF thinks i'm too cheap and unsophisticated for buying my cheap banger, and i have been caressing the idea of buying the newer cheaper model...I somehow realised some websites offer to sell your car off, as fast as in 24hrs!...Are they any good? Anybody?

I go love ooo, should we expect aso ebi soon grin grin. Think autotrader also does dt, you value and put up for sale. What type of car is it? And how much
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by fatima04: 12:32am On Jun 13, 2018
DaveChapelle:
Isn't it annoying when you are sharing good news even to home in Nigeria and next thing is Account number, buy pizza etc... I done tire to they shout my good news sef

Best thing is not to shout about your good news and just keep calm because sharing it in d first place is inviting unnecessary financial responsibilities

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Greenvilla(m): 12:48am On Jun 13, 2018
Aphrodite007:


When I registered they didn’t get back to me o. I just did a credit check for my job and saw a slot for electoral register with my name under it. That leaves me to assume that my name is on. Right?

@ Aphrodite007
Kindly shed more light on the credit check.
I tried applying for a credit check however I am unable to provide addresses for 3 years as I have only been in the UK for a month. How do I go about this?
Thanks
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by fatima04: 4:13am On Jun 13, 2018
Greenvilla:


@ Aphrodite007
Kindly shed more light on the credit check.
I tried applying for a credit check however I am unable to provide addresses for 3 years as I have only been in the UK for a month. How do I go about this?
Thanks

Just put 3years in that section, it's just coding and programming when you are ready.

However beware of credit checks that early, read somewhere that a bad check can affect ur scoring and also you have not done much to have a score albeit a good one.

Advise is build up for a couple of months say 6month by paying house rent,all your utility bills via direct debit, register to vote.

It's a gradual process that builds up from continuous inflow and outflow of cash regularly and timely

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by marylandcakes: 5:45am On Jun 13, 2018
Greenvilla:


@ Aphrodite007
Kindly shed more light on the credit check.
I tried applying for a credit check however I am unable to provide addresses for 3 years as I have only been in the UK for a month. How do I go about this?
Thanks

You have got to wait a bit , one month is too early there is little or no information about you in the system. Try to open an account, put your name on the electora register etc

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Lexusgs430: 8:07am On Jun 13, 2018
fatima04:


Just put 3years in that section, it's just coding and programming when you are ready.

However beware of credit checks that early, read somewhere that a bad check can affect ur scoring and also you have not done much to have a score albeit a good one.

Advise is build up for a couple of months say 6month by paying house rent,all your utility bills via direct debit, register to vote.

It's a gradual process that builds up from continuous inflow and outflow of cash regularly and timely

To add to this also, excessive checking at your credit score by financal institutions, would also lower your credit score........
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Killingmesoftly: 8:43am On Jun 13, 2018
Aphrodite007:


Wait my words were harsh? Lol ok if you say so.

Dear so sorry about that. Is just that I av much on my head now and so confused. Sorry for saying u are harsh. I apologize

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Killingmesoftly: 8:45am On Jun 13, 2018
Mamatukwas:


Aww her words weren't harsh or meant to be. I know you're stressed but just calm down. Everyone means you well. You'll be ok finally and will look back at this period and laugh. Kilzes kiss

Thanks dear. Sorry if I av offended any one with my words, is just that I am stress up. Thanks for y understanding
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Killingmesoftly: 8:46am On Jun 13, 2018
Aphrodite007:


I swear, mama, I was shocked at what she said. See me praying for her than beyond every cloud there’s a silver lining, she said I was being harsh. It is well.

I am so sorry. Apologies ps

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by shaybebaby(f): 9:14am On Jun 13, 2018
DaveChapelle:
Not to change your job celebration topic, but anyone with experience on selling a car. My GF thinks i'm too cheap and unsophisticated for buying my cheap banger, and i have been caressing the idea of buying the newer cheaper model...I somehow realised some websites offer to sell your car off, as fast as in 24hrs!...Are they any good? Anybody?
Ebay hun. There is an auto section.

First search based on the make, model, year and mileage of your car to get a general idea of what you can realistically get for it.

Then you can list it auction style or buy it now. I used the auction style but started the bidding price at the minimum I would accept for the car.

Set the listing time frame to last for about 1 week, if it doesn't sell, you are allowed to realist for free.

Post your listing to start preferably in the evening on a sunday as more people are free and probably not out late cos of work on Monday morning. That way your listing will end at the same time.

The more info and pics you add, the better.

There are fees to list on ebay and you would pay a proportion of the final selling price to eBay.

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by teejay231: 10:43am On Jun 13, 2018
fatima04:
Morale of my epistle

1. Never give up because when you do that's when all hope will be lost.

2. Put God in all you do.

3. Follow up as much as you can, your job is in that plenty lot of impossibilities

4. Also make sure ur CV and cover letters are up to standard and constantly edit and review

5. Always focus your past experience on the expected job role and responsibilities

If anyone needs interview etiquette and questions, I have got some good ones I did not see on google

Congratulations. I had a similar kind experience and refused to give up till I eventually got what I wanted.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Rubyventures: 10:52am On Jun 13, 2018
So BA & Virgin Airways to Lagos has turned to Ryanair? They now charge extra for luggages

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Mamatukwas: 11:11am On Jun 13, 2018
Rubyventures:
So BA & Virgin Airways to Lagos has turned to Ryanair? They now charge extra for luggages

I don't understand.. BA no longer goes direct to Abuja? shocked
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Rubyventures: 11:27am On Jun 13, 2018
Mamatukwas:


I don't understand.. BA no longer goes direct to Abuja? shocked

Idon't know about that. All I know is that your economy ticket does not include checked in luggage, you either pay extra or go premium economy. Just for those who booked economy and think it includes luggage and then get to the airport.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Mamatukwas: 11:33am On Jun 13, 2018
Rubyventures:


Idon't know about that. All I know is that your economy ticket does not include checked in luggage, you either pay extra or go premium economy. Just for those who booked economy and think it includes luggage and then get to the airport.

Oh okay I understand what you mean. Must be a recent change. Thanks will confirm .
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Inkredible(m): 11:40am On Jun 13, 2018
fatima04:
Morale of my epistle

1. Never give up because when you do that's when all hope will be lost.

2. Put God in all you do.

3. Follow up as much as you can, your job is in that plenty lot of impossibilities

4. Also make sure ur CV and cover letters are up to standard and constantly edit and review

5. Always focus your past experience on the expected job role and responsibilities

If anyone needs interview etiquette and questions, I have got some good ones I did not see on google

A big hearty congratulations to you dear. cheesy

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Inkredible(m): 11:46am On Jun 13, 2018
Lexusgs430:


Keep it yourself, the moment they start requesting and you don't oblige....... You have started having plenty enemies......

There's nothing wrong with saying no to requests. If someone gets angry because I said I can't help them out, then that's more reason for me to not even be inclined to their requests.

Because of human being, I nor go celebrate my success? Dem never born the pesin.. Loud it joor!!!

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Rubyventures: 12:19pm On Jun 13, 2018
Mamatukwas:


Oh okay I understand what you mean. Must be a recent change. Thanks will confirm .

Yes ooh they want to behave like budget airlines embarassed I hope KLM and others don't follow suit. This also includes American passengers to Nigeria.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Lexusgs430: 12:23pm On Jun 13, 2018
Inkredible:


There's nothing wrong with saying no to requests. If someone gets angry because I said I can't help them out, then that's more reason for me to not even be inclined to their requests.

Because of human being, I nor go celebrate my success? Dem never born the pesin.. Loud it joor!!!

Celebrate with me...... Skye bank account number 00009999...…
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Inkredible(m): 1:06pm On Jun 13, 2018
Lexusgs430:


Celebrate with me...... Skye bank account number 00009999...…

grin when you suppose buy drink come tell me congratulations.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by DaveChapelle: 2:34pm On Jun 13, 2018
Na Tesco Ostrich meat barbecue we go use wash am, or Kangaroo meat
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by DisGuy: 3:09pm On Jun 13, 2018
Rubyventures:


Idon't know about that. All I know is that your economy ticket does not include checked in luggage, you either pay extra or go premium economy. Just for those who booked economy and think it includes luggage and then get to the airport.

Noticed this with Virgin late last month, they have this new category called Lite/Light...no luggage!!- costs £65 each luggage!

Also Emirate are in on it too...just one piece of checked luggage for their cheapest ticket!!!

Abeg Ryanair/EasyJet should start. Hoping Nigerian Airways get into the mix by year end. The prices are out of this world! they want to turn us to another Jamaica!
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by veleta: 3:16pm On Jun 13, 2018
Hearty congrats Fatima
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by MadameKofo: 3:26pm On Jun 13, 2018
DaveChapelle:
Isn't it annoying when you are sharing good news even to home in Nigeria and next thing is Account number, buy pizza etc... I done tire to they shout my good news sef

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Aphrodite007(f): 5:09pm On Jun 13, 2018
fatima04:


Don't give up oo, u will be surprised and u can do it leisurely and see what comes of it.

Thanks Fati. I have a job but I would have loved one in my field and expertise. When I say I gave up, I mean that I gave up searching for a job in my field and just accepted this one that I have (which is still lovely but pays £10-15k of what I should earn normally). I will work for my current employer, after a few months I’ll start looking for in my field again. Thanks for the encouragement.

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Aphrodite007(f): 5:32pm On Jun 13, 2018
Greenvilla:


@ Aphrodite007
Kindly shed more light on the credit check.
I tried applying for a credit check however I am unable to provide addresses for 3 years as I have only been in the UK for a month. How do I go about this?
Thanks

Is the credit check for a job or credit card? If it’s for a job, it doesn’t matter what comes out but if it’s for a credit card, I’ll advice you wait till you’ve lived here for at least 6 months, then use comparethemarket to find a credit building card or “initial” card (these are the only cards that you have have with no credit history but the interest is so high so ensure you pay back ALL).

So just fill the most you can for the dates and submit. And make sure it’s an initial card you’re applying for o, it goes against you if you apply for a credit card and get declined. (It will show on your credit check).
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Aphrodite007(f): 5:34pm On Jun 13, 2018
Killingmesoftly:


Dear so sorry about that. Is just that I av much on my head now and so confused. Sorry for saying u are harsh. I apologize

Haha! Naa it’s fine. I understood you have so much going on. Still don’t know how you’re coping with three babies in this UK where sis and mum no dey to help. Plenty hugs.

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Lexusgs430: 6:02pm On Jun 13, 2018
Aphrodite007:


Is the credit check for a job or credit card? If it’s for a job, it doesn’t matter what comes out but if it’s for a credit card, I’ll advice you wait till you’ve lived here for at least 6 months, then use comparethemarket to find a credit building card or “initial” card (these are the only cards that you have have with no credit history but the interest is so high so ensure you pay back ALL).

So just fill the most you can for the dates and submit. And make sure it’s an initial card you’re applying for o, it goes against you if you apply for a credit card and get declined. (It will show on your credit check).

On the contrary Madam, some jobs require credit checks. A bad credit would mean the applicant does not get the job..........

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