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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by AgentXxx(m): 8:14am On May 21, 2023
Wize is also great too especially for the multi currency account but they could deactivate your account for no bloody reason and wouldn't even give opportunity for you to make inquiry. Tbh, they have got one of the best rates outside UK.
davide470:
For Challenger banks, Wise gives more interest, higher security checks, no 'bloØdy crypto', multiple currencies etc.

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by EJIOGBENIMI(m): 8:25am On May 21, 2023
Pls how soon can one get notified of a traffic fine, just in case?
I am still relatively new to the uk roads and I’ve made some serious traffic mistakes in the last 2 months. My saving grace is that I live in a suburban town with lesser population. roads are less busy and less complicated. But, I travelled to Manchester last week and I made some serious mistakes one their more-complex roads. I followed/drove against the traffic for some yards while trying to enter/exit road. It happened 3 times during the trip.
Police were not involved both times but there were cameras there. Other drivers were quick to notify me on time and I either turned back or adjust to the appropriate lane.
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by AgentXxx(m): 8:28am On May 21, 2023
Within two weeks, you should get your PCN
EJIOGBENIMI:
Pls how soon can one get notified of a traffic fine, just in case?
I am still relatively new to the uk roads and I’ve made some serious traffic mistakes in the last 2 months. My saving grace is that I live in a suburban town with lesser population. roads are less busy and less complicated. But, I travelled to Manchester last week and I made some serious mistakes one their more-complex roads. I followed/drove against the traffic for some yards while trying to enter/exit road. It happened 3 times during the trip.
Police were not involved both times but there were cameras there. Other drivers were quick to notify me on time and I either turned back or adjust to the appropriate lane.
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by justwise(m): 8:30am On May 21, 2023
LagosismyHome:


Brother the streets are rough ooo.(Ticket so expensive these days, everything has gone up and exchange rate is over 900. )
Even for some the ticket self was raised by a village so you have people coming with literally nothing. Which ideally is ok if employers were paying immediately you resume work on day 1

Anyone who comes with buffer is coming from a privilege ....... but sometimes others won't understand. As they say

half the world knows not how the other half lives

Its not a privilege, its common sense, no matter how hard street is you do not travel without proper planning, street was harder during covid but people still travel and pay for all sorts of covid tests.

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by justwise(m): 8:38am On May 21, 2023
deept:


With all the information on this thread about how care companies are not giving their workers shift and you decide to come and take your chances and not bring enough buffer then it is your fault. Expect no sympathies from jw.


You really have to wonder why some people here are giving excuses for this. Why are we afraid to say things as its?
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by justwise(m): 8:52am On May 21, 2023
Lexusgs430:


The skilled worker visa policy, is actually a very good recruitment system ....... But trust the devil's in Nigerian's, they would attempt to exploit angel's in heaven, for over exploited ticket passes, to shake the hand's of Jesus........

We always think we're smart and our love for ill gotten money, knows no bounds...... We would exploit the disabled, to help them cross the road......... 😁🤣

Why are America citizens, Dutch citizens, Finnish citizens, not caught in this greedy £10,000 COS trap.......... Because our hopeless politicians, that are meant to serve, build and provide........... Are simply like us all....... Self centered, greedy and have all their grubby hands in the cookie jar.......... 🤣😝

LOUD IT!!!!!!

You know we Nigerians have mastered the act of blame shifting and refused to take responsible for our dubious activities.

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by kwakudtraveller(m): 9:19am On May 21, 2023
This story get as e be. Her colleague suspected that she was not sick and reported her. Them come dey even snoop around her LinkedIn page. E sure me die say na Oyinbo colleagues. Suspending her license for dishonesty sounds like an overkill to me.

https://www.chemistanddruggist.co.uk/CD137015/Dishonest-pharmacist-suspended-for-working-two-jobs-at-the-same-time#:~:text=A%20pharmacist%20has%20been%20suspended,simultaneously%2C%20the%20regulator%20has%20revealed.&text=Chioma%20Cynthia%20Uzoma%2C%20registration%20number,(May%202%2D3).

Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Lexusgs430: 9:33am On May 21, 2023
kwakudtraveller:
This story get as e be. Her colleague suspected that she was not sick and reported her. Them come dey even snoop around her LinkedIn page. E sure me die say na Oyinbo colleagues. Suspending her license for dishonesty sounds like an overkill to me.

https://www.chemistanddruggist.co.uk/CD137015/Dishonest-pharmacist-suspended-for-working-two-jobs-at-the-same-time#:~:text=A%20pharmacist%20has%20been%20suspended,simultaneously%2C%20the%20regulator%20has%20revealed.&text=Chioma%20Cynthia%20Uzoma%2C%20registration%20number,(May%202%2D3).



Not an overkill, It's called fraud....... And various employer's have measures to tackle fraudulent employee's........

If you cannot stand the heat....... Read your employee HB and don't commit fraud...... Blame her for her stupidity, you want to commit fraud, yet placed on social media your life history (she's probably bought a brand new car, new mortgage + showing her colleagues her mansion in Nigeria etc etc ) Living larger than her pay packet....... It's all her fault......

You cannot receive sick pay from one employer, use that same period to work for another employer and get paid twice........ Are you a money doubler....... Abi you be Sodiq......... 😝🤣😂

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Emmy2023: 10:01am On May 21, 2023
justwise:


You really have to wonder why some people here are giving excuses for this. Why are we afraid to say things as its?




For me there isn’t any excuse to this, the mistake is mine, I made reservations based on what was in my reach. All I asked for was advices and assistance as I’ve already made the mistake. Thanks

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by hustla(m): 10:23am On May 21, 2023
Tier4Dependant:
So I heard that there is a type of CoS that people now buy and it’s called “No Work”.

There is already an agreement btwn the seller and buyer that there is no work available, they can only provide CoS and people are buying it without thinking twice.

To think this care worker visa 6145 was just launched a year and 3 months ago.

If not for the rubbish that is going on, I see no reason why one month rent shouldn’t be enough. Even govt said the least you can bring is £1270 which isn’t a bad idea for a visa type that work is already on ground.

I sincerely hope the home office can do sth about this Fraud going on. It has eaten so deep mehn 🤦‍♂️

Was talking to someone on tik tok who has had one shift in about a month from the care home that issued her CoS, extremely broke and looking for additional jobs on the side

She does not know that she can work just 20 hrs outside the coy that issued her CoS, she also does not know that you can not just leave the employer without getting on another sponsorship CoS. Was trying to educate and encourage her to read up the visa type on gov.uk, she refused and kept arguing

People need to start reading before making the jump and suffering needlessly all the name of Japa. Proper planning with boxes ticked is neccessary in case things dont turn out the way you envisaged. If you ask them to use Nairaland, they will say they dont understand it. Same people who use SnapChat and twitter all day

As my good friend will say, if you no ready use your brain for UK, you go use your body

Choice remains yours smiley

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by justwise(m): 10:26am On May 21, 2023
Emmy2023:

For me there isn’t any excuse to this, the mistake is mine, I made reservations based on what was in my reach. All I asked for was advices and assistance as I’ve already made the mistake. Thanks

Credit to you for owning up to your mistake rather than giving excuses like some here.

If you noticed i did not dwell on your mistake in my first reply to your post, i made only one line of reference to it then i went ahead to provide 3 possible solutions.

Heart to heart i do hope you get things sorted asap. Landlord will not kick you out immediately for defaulting on your rent, it could take 2-3 months or more.

Wishing you the very best.

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by rinzylee(m): 10:43am On May 21, 2023
Dygeasy:
Let me just tell you now. Among all the banks in the UK, Revolut is one of the most useless. grin

DD from them hardly counts for anything. Na dem no dey part of switch scheme. Very anyhow bank. Move your direct debits to another bank.

Very anyhow bank sha o.

No wonder I kept getting bounced
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Tier4Dependant: 10:53am On May 21, 2023
Lexusgs430:



Not an overkill, It's called fraud....... And various employer's have measures to tackle fraudulent employee's........

If you cannot stand the heat....... Read your employee HB and don't commit fraud...... Blame her for her stupidity, you want to commit fraud, yet placed on social media your life history (she's probably bought a brand new car, new mortgage + showing her colleagues her mansion in Nigeria etc etc ) Living larger than her pay packet....... It's all her fault......

You cannot receive sick pay from one employer, use that same period to work for another employer and get paid twice........ Are you a money doubler....... Abi you be Sodiq......... 😝🤣😂

But I want to believe you can be on for example 2 weeks annual leave at one job while working with another employer during the period.
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Tier4Dependant: 10:57am On May 21, 2023
hustla:


Was talking to someone on tik tok who has had one shift in about a month from the care home that issued her CoS, extremely broke and looking for additional jobs on the side

She does not know that she can work just 20 hrs outside the coy that issued her CoS, she also does not know that you can not just leave the employer without getting on another sponsorship CoS. Was trying to educate and encourage her to read up the visa type on gov.uk, she refused and kept arguing

People need to start reading before making the jump and suffering needlessly all the name of Japa. Proper planning with boxes ticket is neccessary in case things dont turn out the way you envisaged. If you ask them to use Nairaland, they will say they dont understand it. Same people who use SnapChat and twitter all day

As my good friend will say, if you no ready use your brain for UK, you go use your body

Choice remains yours smiley

cheesy cheesy cheesy Each time my wife sees me on nairaland, she will be like you and this your nairaland. If only she knows that the amount of information one can get on this forum is INVALUABLE

Make them dey play

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Lexusgs430: 11:10am On May 21, 2023
Tier4Dependant:


But I want to believe you can be on for example 2 weeks annual leave at one job while working with another employer during the period.



You no get plan to rest .........😂

You wan work like donkey......🐴😂😭

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by hustla(m): 11:10am On May 21, 2023
Tier4Dependant:


cheesy cheesy cheesy Each time my wife sees me on nairaland, she will be like you and this your nairaland. If only she knows that the amount of information one can get on forum this is INVALUABLE

Make them dey play


Na serious play grin
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Tier4Dependant: 11:15am On May 21, 2023
Lexusgs430:




You no get plan to rest .........😂

You wan work like donkey......🐴😂😭

Bros no be you dey always ring am for our ear say rent money is dead money 😏
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Lexusgs430: 11:24am On May 21, 2023
Tier4Dependant:


Bros no be you dey always ring am for our ear say rent money is dead money 😏

Abeg no let laugh tear my belle..... I dey enjoy my owanbe weekend streak..........🤣😜

No mind me o..... Nah rough and tumble I dey ...... Your holiday period, is your time..... Use as you wish ........

Even if one thief employer time ....... Thief am with sense.......😂😜
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by hayesconcept(m): 11:32am On May 21, 2023
Within 2 weeks they will drop the inevitable. Always make use of Google Maps or Waze Map and familiarised yourself with the road markings too. UK no be naija and It's not a must for you to drive.
EJIOGBENIMI:
Pls how soon can one get notified of a traffic fine, just in case?
I am still relatively new to the uk roads and I’ve made some serious traffic mistakes in the last 2 months. My saving grace is that I live in a suburban town with lesser population. roads are less busy and less complicated. But, I travelled to Manchester last week and I made some serious mistakes one their more-complex roads. I followed/drove against the traffic for some yards while trying to enter/exit road. It happened 3 times during the trip.
Police were not involved both times but there were cameras there. Other drivers were quick to notify me on time and I either turned back or adjust to the appropriate lane.

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Phil46: 11:38am On May 21, 2023
@ bigtt76 & Solumtoya,
Please guys, with Experian score of 872 will I be approved for Amex? I tried to check my eligibility on Amex site but it didn't allow me input my Nigerian address. I have been here for 5 months. On the electoral register already but no DD for any expenses yet.
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by BouharryArtikou: 11:39am On May 21, 2023
Emmy2023:

For me there isn’t any excuse to this, the mistake is mine, I made reservations based on what was in my reach. All I asked for was advices and assistance as I’ve already made the mistake. Thanks


Do not allow some very sanctimonious humans on this thread to gaslight you.
You did nothing wrong. You did not make any mistake. You trusted the process. You believed that the anyhowness in Nigeria remains in Nigeria. Never in your wildest imagination did you think that in the UK, an employer will delay your pay for over a month, for any reason.

It’s the company that sponsored you that is the problem, not you.

It was not a mistake. Maybe a learning curve, but definitely not a mistake. There are bullies everywhere, even on this thread. They may want to gaslight & bully you, using different kinds of words and sometimes outrightly disparaging statements and phrases. Give them no heed.

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Alexia20: 11:39am On May 21, 2023
Hi ,
I want to confirm if it is true that NHS gives sponsorship to healthcare worker and what is the salary threshord for NHS sponsorship for band 3
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Tier4Dependant: 11:41am On May 21, 2023
EJIOGBENIMI:
Pls how soon can one get notified of a traffic fine, just in case?
I am still relatively new to the uk roads and I’ve made some serious traffic mistakes in the last 2 months. My saving grace is that I live in a suburban town with lesser population. roads are less busy and less complicated. But, I travelled to Manchester last week and I made some serious mistakes one their more-complex roads. I followed/drove against the traffic for some yards while trying to enter/exit road. It happened 3 times during the trip.
Police were not involved both times but there were cameras there. Other drivers were quick to notify me on time and I either turned back or adjust to the appropriate lane.

Odikwa Risky.

Take sometime off driving and master the roads as it seems you clearly don’t understand it.

I’m an advocate of, try to pass the theory test at least before you start driving with your international license. Even you will enjoy your driving with the knowledge that you would have gained.

You should get a Notice of Intended Prosecution with 14days.

You might be lucky and not get any if those cameras didn’t catch you.

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Tier4Dependant: 11:50am On May 21, 2023
Alexia20:
Hi ,
I want to confirm if it is true that NHS gives sponsorship to healthcare worker and what is the salary threshord for NHS sponsorship for band 3

If you mean, Can healthcare assistant, band 3 role be sponsored, it’s a Yes. But then again, it depends on the Trust. Some may decide not to sponsor but not because the role cannot be sponsored. They will have their reasons for not sponsoring.

Threshold should be btwn £21730 - £23177 depending on the number of years of experience.
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by LagosismyHome(f): 11:55am On May 21, 2023
Emmy2023:

For me there isn’t any excuse to this, the mistake is mine, I made reservations based on what was in my reach. All I asked for was advices and assistance as I’ve already made the mistake. Thanks

You didn't make any mistake ..... Tier 2 allows you to work and be paid immediately. Its just that currently the situation on ground has been abused and has several issues.

I know one or two carer who worked and were paid for day 1 and were paid by end of month so this fault is your employer because on Facebook you see some going for months with no shifts of stories here and there from employer

I know someone 5 months now... only 2 hours a week shift ...that can'teven cover food not to talk of rent . So even with best planning . How can someone have planned for that

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Tier4Dependant: 11:56am On May 21, 2023
BouharryArtikou:



Do not allow some very sanctimonious humans on this thread to gaslight you.
You did nothing wrong. You did not make any mistake. You trusted the process. You believed that the anyhowness in Nigeria remains in Nigeria. Never in your wildest imagination did you think that in the UK, an employer will delay your pay for over a month, for any reason.

It’s the company that sponsored you that is the problem, not you.

It was not a mistake. Maybe a learning curve, but definitely not a mistake. There are bullies everywhere, even on this thread. They may want to gaslight & bully you, using different kinds of words and sometimes outrightly disparaging statements and phrases. Give them no heed.

💯 💯 💯

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Tier4Dependant: 12:00pm On May 21, 2023
LagosismyHome:


You didn't make any mistake ..... Tier 2 allows you to work and be paid immediately. Its just that currently the situation on ground has been abused and has several issues.

I know one or two carer who worked and were paid for day 1 and were paid by end of month so this fault is your employer because on Facebook you see some going for months with no shifts of stories here and there from employer

If the employer in this case is one of the big 4 or NHS or infact a proper organisation with structure, I’m sure the Op won’t be in this situation.

We are talking about a Skilled worker visa here and not student visa.

Bullies everywhere 🤦‍♂️

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by LagosismyHome(f): 12:07pm On May 21, 2023
Tier4Dependant:


If the employer in this case is one of the big 4 or NHS or infact a proper organisation with structure, I’m sure the Op won’t be in this situation.

We are talking about a Skilled worker visa here and not student visa.

Bullies everywhere 🤦‍♂️

Sadly home office action is more punitive to the employee than the employer . I wish home office can do something that if caught only affects the employer. You will see this nonsense reducing

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by hustla(m): 12:10pm On May 21, 2023
BouharryArtikou:


It’s the company that sponsored you that is the problem, not you.


The truth is bitter smiley

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Lexusgs430: 12:13pm On May 21, 2023
Phil46:
@ bigtt76 & Solumtoya,
Please guys, with Experian score of 872 will I be approved for Amex? I tried to check my eligibility on Amex site but it didn't allow me input my Nigerian address. I have been here for 5 months. On the electoral register already but no DD for any expenses yet.


Don't conflict things....... Credit score is different from credit report........

My credit report could be 660, and AMEX approves my application. But rejects your credit score of 872 .......

Be patient...... You no wan rush lick hot soup ......😂😜

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by BouharryArtikou: 12:23pm On May 21, 2023
LagosismyHome:


You didn't make any mistake ..... Tier 2 allows you to work and be paid immediately. It’s just that currently the situation on ground has been [b][/b]abused and has several issues.

I know one or two carer who worked and were paid for day 1 and were paid by end of month so this fault is your employer because on Facebook you see some going for months with no shifts of stories here and there from employer

I know someone 5 months now... only 2 hours a week shift ...that can'teven cover food not to talk of rent . So even with best planning . How can someone have planned for that


Imagine. 5 Months!!!!
Do you know what will happen if that person comes on this thread to seek help?
Some very helpful individual will come and say…
“ you mean you came to the UK without having enough money to take of yourself for 7 months..” Bla bla bla…

And the person(s) will even go the whole distance of blaming the victim for not having enough buffer or planning well.

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by BouharryArtikou: 12:29pm On May 21, 2023
Phil46:
@ bigtt76 & Solumtoya,
Please guys, with Experian score of 872 will I be approved for Amex? I tried to check my eligibility on Amex site but it didn't allow me input my Nigerian address. I have been here for 5 months. On the electoral register already but no DD for any expenses yet.

Calm. Down.
Why do you badly need a credit card?
Scroll through the thread. You will see links of comparison sites that allow you to enter your details and check your eligibility. These sites can actually show you the cards that you have been pre-approved for. Apply for one of those pre-approved ones. Then begin the journey. Small small.
For now, you may want to ignore people dropping their referral links (I mean, ignore the referral links, not the people). Trust me, those referral links are for their own interests, not yours (in the first instance).

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