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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by Trex12: 6:45am On May 30
Lexusgs430:



You wife works in the health sector, she now wants to tell her employer, to employ you too ...........

Una think say, nah Nigeria una dey ........... When you arrive, you seek employment and apply. If her employer got vacancies, you would have to apply too, I doubt her employer, would have any process engineering roles ......... grin

Remap your plans ....... Unfortunately, your wife cannot dictate her shift patterns....... She would have to take, what she is given.......

Thanks.

I am seeking to get a care job with a flexible shift
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by Griffon(m): 7:06am On May 30
Mimzyy:
Since we are discussing scams, I’ll like to chip this in…
Let’s be careful when purchasing air tickets as well because there are some websites that are now designed mainly for fraudulent activities. My mum intends travelling to naija later this year and I started searching for an affordable ticket online, I stumbled upon cheapflights.co.uk and found a deal on Lufthansa for £400 plus. I was redirected to this website https://www.helloflights.co.uk/ where I was asked to fill in the passenger’s information, I did that promptly and few hours later I was contacted by one of the representatives of the company.

I provided all the required information and even sent my mum’s passport data page for verification of the names. After all said and done, I was sent an email requesting a deposit of about £100 which I did promptly then I replied the email stating that I’ve made the payment and asked for the ticket to be issued, the guy told me the ticket will be issued when full payment is made and I told him I was ready to pay in full as I didn’t initially request for part payment plan. He then told me that I had until June to make the payment and the ticket price is locked and guaranteed so I should not worry. I felt something off but I didn’t go with my gut feeling that day so I agreed but I asked him to send me the airline reference so I can double check on Lufthansa website myself. This took another 24 hours before I could get it and I checked, the reservation was there but there was no ticket number so I knew it was just a booking and not a confirmed ticket.

I called the agent back severally and no one picked. I then decided to send an email requesting ticket issuance. There was no response to that email. I called all through the next day and it was same. The next day, I decided to check their reviews again, I had previously done this but I just checked the first page of the reviews on trustpilot but this time, I filtered the reviews to show me the one star reviews and my findings shocked me to the bone marrow. Lots of people were in the same situation as I was…

To cut the story short, I called them back with another number and this time, they picked. I calmly told them my findings and said I wanted a refund. This is how the scam works, when they have you pay the deposit, they send an email containing the flight reservation and somewhere in that email written in the tiniest of fonts is a caveat stating that your quoted fare is only valid for about 3 days from the date you paid the deposit but this will be contrary to what you will be told over the phone. They’ll infact ensure that you’re convinced to pay closer to your travel date. Then when that time comes, you’ll be told that that fare is not valid again and you’ll then be made to pay through your nose even higher than what the airline is selling directly at that moment.

Anyway, I raved, ranted, cursed over the phone and the guy asked me to send an email requesting a refund. I told him I was recording all of our conversations and I actually was from that point onwards. Well it will suffice to say that that email was not responded to and I haven’t had the energy to show them craze since then. I had my mum open her Monzo app and report the transaction as fraudulent with evidence showing I requested ticket issuance even before the allotted date in their email. Monzo stated that they had contacted them and it will take up until 22 July before they hear back from them merchant. Anyway we’ve counted our loss and moved on.

I eventually purchased directly from British airways website to avoid any more stories that touch because I was really shaken by that experience despite my supposed “wokeness level”. They are also a registered company because I checked on gov.Uk so the level at which they operate is different from the norm. So let’s be careful out there and be very mindful cos the level of scam is just on another level entirely.

Well, you were lucky not to have met the worse darl.

By providing your mom’s passport for verification purposes, those guys could have cashed out easily with it.

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by Lexusgs430: 7:33am On May 30
Trex12:


Thanks.

I am seeking to get a care job with a flexible shift

You got experience in nursing assistant roles.......... The hospital bank staffing departure, would not just employ you like that o ........ grin

Start by hoping, the bank department would curre be recruiting, when you arrive ..........

I hope you get a role with the staffbank department, you would then decide your shift patterns........
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by semmyk(m): 8:08am On May 30
We plan on telling her employer that I will like to work with them
Typically, that's not how it works.
Having said that, the obvious, if however there's a 'direct access side relationship'! with the 'employer', probably possibly. This for probity sake, won't be public discourse here!!!

... a Process Engineer in the oil and gas sector with about 5years of experience.
Perhaps, you might to start heading North (Scotland North East). While enroute get CEng with ECUK probably through IChemE.
B4 leaving 9ja, try to be part of NSE and become or becoming COREN Engr
ECUK - https://www.engc.org.uk/professional-registration/the-professional-titles/
IChemE - https://www.icheme.org/membership/

... I have an entry level proficiency in machine learning and data analyst
This is a 'different' option. You might explore remote job even if part-time/gig. There's been some discussion on this forum on Data analyst/scientists and business analyst

All the best.

Trex12:
Hi guys, I have been following this thread from the first page. I and my family will be coming to Chippenham Wilshire in a couple of weeks. My wife got a health care sponsorship job. The issue is that we have two kids, 6 months and 2years +. We understand that paying for child minder or nursery is very expensive. We plan on telling her employer that I will like to work with them and ask if it will be possible to give me an alternate shift with her always so we can have at least one person taking care of the kids at home.
Is this a good idea?

I am a Process Engineer in the oil and gas sector with about 5years of experience. I have an entry level proficiency in machine learning and data analyst. Any advise on the best option for us?

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by ugonna1054(m): 12:50pm On May 30
Hi guys, please i need small pounds

Like 100k naira worth

Where can i get at good rates?
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by winzy(m): 1:11pm On May 30
How much?

okonja:
Please who has £ for sale, wanna pay school fee deposit.
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by Chinlov: 1:19pm On May 30
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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by winzy(m): 1:19pm On May 30
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For person(s) that came into the UK recently, it's acceptance rate is 90% and it helps to build your credit score quickly. cool

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by teeebest(m): 1:29pm On May 30
Lexusgs430:
Thank you to those who used my chase referral link, Nagode mo ku ...........

I have attained the maximum referral bonus limit (£400.00)..........

Using my chase link any further, would not give me any more incentives (kindly use other chase links posted).....

Thank you ........ wink

I am one of those that used your referral link Boss. Thanks for all you do.

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by lightnlife: 1:33pm On May 30
I used your referral code but I no get anything ooo.

How e go be nau?


Dimejidude:
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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by giselle237: 2:05pm On May 30
Alexia20:
I am filling a form and I need a guidance. Is tier 2 skilled work visa a settlement visa ? Yes or no
no. it’s a temporary visa
After 5 yrs on it and meeting the conditions you can then apply for settlement visa (ie ILR)

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by Phayie(m): 2:30pm On May 30
Please kindly use my link. God bless you


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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by davide470(m): 4:33pm On May 30
Lexusgs430, look at what you have started lol.
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by Peerielass: 6:00pm On May 30
Lexusgs430:
Thank you to those who used my chase referral link, Nagode mo ku ...........

I have attained the maximum referral bonus limit (£400.00)..........

Using my chase link any further, would not give me any more incentives (kindly use other chase links posted).....

Thank you ........ wink

Let me tap into this anointing too smiley

Hey, want to join me at Chase UK? We'll both get £20 when you join and pay in £20. Get started: https://link.go.chase/emNK/refer?code=jyrVLSKF. T&Cs apply.
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by aminlove(m): 6:22pm On May 30
ugonna1054:
Hi guys, please i need small pounds

Like 100k naira worth

Where can i get at good rates?

Go download Lemonade app, best rates

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by Bigfolk(f): 7:56pm On May 30
Good evening . Please I need clarifications and possible way forward. 1) I moved out of a property without damaging anything here in the Uk but the agency will be deducting 275 £ for cleaning
I.e 100£ to clean the rug
75£ to clean the oven and 100£ for general cleaning.
Is this how it is done.
2) In the property which was a room toilet kitchen and bathroom my electricity bill was a direct debit of 165 monthly.
When I moved out I call EDF to let them know of my change of address and my bill for that month which was 11 days.
I was sent a bill of 472 .
How ?
I don't know what next to do.
Has anyone go e through this or have a way of handling this.
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by ugonna1054(m): 8:02pm On May 30
aminlove:


Go download Lemonade app, best rates
Thanks mahn
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by Lexusgs430: 8:21pm On May 30
Bigfolk:
Good evening . Please I need clarifications and possible way forward. 1) I moved out of a property without damaging anything here in the Uk but the agency will be deducting 275 £ for cleaning
I.e 100£ to clean the rug
75£ to clean the oven and 100£ for general cleaning.
Is this how it is done.
2) In the property which was a room toilet kitchen and bathroom my electricity bill was a direct debit of 165 monthly.
When I moved out I call EDF to let them know of my change of address and my bill for that month which was 11 days.
I was sent a bill of 472 .
How ?
I don't know what next to do.
Has anyone go e through this or have a way of handling this.

Welcome to the UK housing market........... grin

Did you take pictures/videos on arrival and departure......

Lodge an appeal with the tenancy deposit scheme........

Was meter readings taken, during your occupancy...........

Did you send a final meter + readings on meter, on arrival & departure...........

You see say, no be small matter for tenants.......... grin

RENT MONEY IS DEAD MONEY + ADDITIONAL LANDLORD STRESS + RIPOFF......... wink

NB: I can see this is possibly your first post on this thread........ If only you had faramo us, all this UK living life skills, would have been your Bible ......... wink

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by Lexusgs430: 8:26pm On May 30
davide470:
Lexusgs430, look at what you have started lol.


Not guilty....... smiley


What we do here, we do for love....... If we find ways to monetise our time........ All the better........ wink

Dangote & Otedola, still dey find money............ cheesy

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by Bigfolk(f): 8:37pm On May 30
[quote author=Lexusgs430 post=113322847]

Na real housing market ooo.
I have before and after pictures.
If I go thru the Deposit dispute will I be charged extra for it. Smart meter was installed 5 days before I left which was less than 5£ daily . So I could not submit meter readings.
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by Lexusgs430: 9:10pm On May 30
[quote author=Bigfolk post=113323294][/quote]

Nope..... The LL is hoping to claw this charges, from the deposit placed with the scheme.......

Did you get a receipt for your deposit, with the deposit scheme............
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by wonlasewonimi: 9:44pm On May 30
Lexusgs430:



Not guilty....... smiley


What we do here, we do for love....... If we find ways to monetise our time........ All the better........ wink

Dangote & Otedola, still dey find money............ cheesy

I have withdrawn from the race in the hope that everyone can chop Chase money. I got £60 already cool
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by Bigfolk(f): 10:03pm On May 30
[quote author=Lexusgs430 post=113324255]

I was sent a link and loging in details for d deposit made wt d scheme.
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by Lexusgs430: 10:27pm On May 30
wonlasewonimi:


I have withdrawn from the race in the hope that everyone can chop Chase money. I got £60 already cool


You did a Pat Utomi ........ cheesy

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by Lexusgs430: 10:27pm On May 30
[quote author=Bigfolk post=113325699][/quote]

Lodge your complain........


You have two separate issues to deal with....... Which you need to deal with separately........

- Landlord
- Energy company
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by WeAreDLucky1s: 10:51pm On May 30
Please what is required (as per COVID-19) for travelling out of Nigeria and Entering UK, currently?
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by Dimejidude(m): 11:02pm On May 30
lightnlife:
I used your referral code but I no get anything ooo.

How e go be nau?


E don work now? Just got one £20 bonus, I don’t know if it’s from you.
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by gistbite(f): 1:13am On May 31
Lexusgs430:
Thank you to those who used my chase referral link, Nagode mo ku ...........

I have reached the maximum referral bonus limit (£400.00)..........

Using my chase link any further, would not give me any more incentives (kindly use other chase links posted).....

Thank you ........ wink



*Hands in the air*

Please use my referral link if you have not gotten a chase account. We both get £20 each smiley

Hey, want to join me at Chase UK? We'll both get £20 when you join and pay in £20. Get started: https://link.go.chase/emNK/refer?code=MSZVyjY2. T&Cs apply.
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by gistbite(f): 1:14am On May 31
lightnlife:
I used your referral code but I no get anything ooo.

How e go be nau? Transfer £20 to the account and you will be credited the bonus £20


Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by semmyk(m): 4:27am On May 31
@Bigfolk, kindly pay particular attention to the thread's elder admonition/guidance [Lexusgs430]. Being precise, logical and factual is critical in matters like this. From what you stated, you already had most of the essentials. Just ensure you remain focus on the issues in dispute (with little emotions!). Your factual statement of case will go a long way.

You alluded to possibly one of the documentary proofs eluding you.
... Smart meter was installed 5 days b4.... So I could not submit meter readings
On the contrary, you can invoke 'shift in the onus of proof'. Essentially, since it's a smart meter, the landlord and energy company ought to have the readings (including the pattern of use).
Simply state this factually. Something like ...
At about five days, or thereabouts before moving out of the said premise, a smart meter was installed by [insert] energy company. Thus, a snapshot reading is available or ought to be available from the landlord and/or the energy company. Furtherto, I request the daily readings for the five days period (dd-mm to dd-mm 2022) being the last five days preceding and on the last exit day, for which I do not have reading. I allude, to my understanding or knowledge that the daily billing ought to be in the region of circa £5 per days or ought not to exceed the stated £5 for the periods without reading ...

@Bigfolk, you might want to rethink or revisit this part. Kindly note we can only input based on what you inferred or state or on assumptions we make.
£5 per day equate about £150 pm or about £25 for the 5 days.

Kindly also read more about smart meters.
Perhaps from Ofgem for a start: https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/information-consumers/energy-advice-households/getting-smart-meter

Lexusgs430:

Lodge your complain........
You have two separate issues to deal with....... Which you need to deal with separately........
- Landlord
- Energy company

Lexusgs430:

- Did you take pictures/videos on arrival and departure......
- Lodge an appeal with the tenancy deposit scheme........
- Was meter readings taken, during your occupancy...........
- Did you send a final meter + readings on meter, on arrival & departure...........

Bigfolk:
Good evening . Please I need clarifications and possible way forward. 1) I moved out of a property without damaging anything here in the Uk but the agency will be deducting 275 £ for cleaning
... ...
I don't know what next to do.
Has anyone go e through this or have a way of handling this.

Bigfolk:

... Smart meter was installed 5 days before I left which was less than 5£ daily . So I could not submit meter readings.

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by Lexusgs430: 4:58am On May 31
gistbite:




*Hands in the air*

Please use my referral link if you have not gotten a chase account. We both get £20 each smiley

Hey, want to join me at Chase UK? We'll both get £20 when you join and pay in £20. Get started: https://link.go.chase/emNK/refer?code=MSZVyjY2. T&Cs apply.

* My chase account, is in the air too *......... cheesy
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by TheGuyFromHR: 5:45am On May 31
Lexusgs430:


Welcome to the UK housing market........... grin

Did you take pictures/videos on arrival and departure......

Lodge an appeal with the tenancy deposit scheme........

Was meter readings taken, during your occupancy...........

Did you send a final meter + readings on meter, on arrival & departure...........

You see say, no be small matter for tenants.......... grin

RENT MONEY IS DEAD MONEY + ADDITIONAL LANDLORD STRESS + RIPOFF......... wink

NB: I can see this is possibly your first post on this thread........ If only you had faramo us, all this UK living life skills, would have been your Bible ......... wink

Not everyone has the means and opportunity to purchase property, no matter how attractive transmogrifying into a homeowner may be. wink

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