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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by semmyk(m): 3:28pm On May 21, 2023
Seemly, this part 3 started on a 'noisy' note. Nonetheless, we shall continue to read passively and make inputs when need be.
To all the emphatic empathy, emotive, gaslighting, subtle and covert bullying etc, at times, actually most times, otitọ koro, truth is bitter. Candidness is practically lost in this days of rights, entitled entitlement, feelings. Especially, at a age where, merely saying I feel offended by what you say or look, is accepted as me being in the wrong in the office or school!

Be it as it may, in all your postings, be outcome/solution oriented, with empathy and forthrightness!

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Lexusgs430: 3:40pm On May 21, 2023
Peerielass:


Oga, I’ll just leave this one here:



I also talked about revolut trying to obtain a banking licence, but the regulators are putting spanners, in their works.........

As I stated, use them for what they are good for......... Would i put my life savings in revolut........... 😜🤣

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Nobody: 4:09pm 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).


Why are you so sure it's oyinbo colleagues? Is it perhaps because you believe fellow Nigerians would have ignored such dishonesty and fraud as a normal thing?

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Nobody: 4:16pm On May 21, 2023
BouharryArtikou:


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).

I've honestly had this in mind.

I think people need to be very careful with applying for credit cards and being unduly focused on credit score credit score day in day out.

Credit cards; and the ease of spending and accumulating debt, will be a disaster for many people, statistically, far outweighing whatever benefits they get in points or marginal credit score increases.

Get on the electoral roll, pay your bills by DD, get your phone/internet contract, and spend money you have earned already for long enough to ensure you have your budgeting and spending habits under control, before getting a credit card.

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Tier4Dependant: 4:26pm On May 21, 2023
Does anyone know how long it takes for the NHS to process CoS after completing pre employment checks?
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by amanze54: 4:28pm On May 21, 2023
Hi all, I have an upcoming PGCE presentation on an interview day. This is an interview for teacher training for one year. The subject is physics. Honestly I love physics. But my interest is also on the funding available for those willing to be trained as physics teacher. Now my major problem is my African intonation, infact Igbo intonation. I have been adjusting it with little improvement. This presentation will be done by me physically on that day. Has anyone any suggestions to give, thank you. I just finished my master and on a tier 2 dependent visa
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Estroller: 4:44pm On May 21, 2023
amanze54:
Hi all, I have an upcoming PGCE presentation on an interview day. This is an interview for teacher training for one year. The subject is physics. Honestly I love physics. But my interest is also on the funding available for those willing to be trained as physics teacher. Now my major problem is my African intonation, infact Igbo intonation. I have been adjusting it with little improvement. This presentation will be done by me physically on that day. Has anyone any suggestions to give, thank you. I just finished my master and on a tier 2 dependent visa

I believe what you term intonation is your accent and you should be proud of it. Just speak clearly and if you can help it slowly. It takes time and practice but you'll be fine eventually. I'm sure you've heard the Scots, Irish and even the Scouse (Liverpool) speak, they all speak English with an accent. There is nothing wrong with your Igbo accent, practice your pronunciations well and you'll be fine.

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by hayesconcept(m): 4:46pm On May 21, 2023
Don't mind your Intonation, speak clearly and slowly anytime you are answering your questions. All the best. By the way how did you applied for the course?
amanze54:
Hi all, I have an upcoming PGCE presentation on an interview day. This is an interview for teacher training for one year. The subject is physics. Honestly I love physics. But my interest is also on the funding available for those willing to be trained as physics teacher. Now my major problem is my African intonation, infact Igbo intonation. I have been adjusting it with little improvement. This presentation will be done by me physically on that day. Has anyone any suggestions to give, thank you. I just finished my master and on a tier 2 dependent visa
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by wallg123: 4:47pm On May 21, 2023
koonbey:


Why are you so sure it's oyinbo colleagues? Is it perhaps because you believe fellow Nigerians would have ignored such dishonesty and fraud as a normal thing?
This one make me laugh… U mean say Nigerians get dishonesty infused in our DNA ? cheesy…….

This reminded me of I situation I witnessed. I was parked on the lay-by behind a black Benz and someone came out of the car went into the nearby bush and came out with a 20 Litre of diesel, put it i his boot and drove off. I took down the plate number. 2 weeks later I was back at the same lay-by then notice same car pulled up. I brought out my phone discretely and started recording. The occupant of the car did the same thing he did 2 weeks ago but this time I had it all on video. He was looking all over his shoulder trying not be seen. My assumptions are that this guy must be a truck/lorry driver that is stealing diesel off his work lorry and hides it in the bushes to come back days after to use for his personal car. I am still fighting within myself wether to report this guy or just allow it…. What has been seen cannot be unseen grin

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Owoado(m): 4:47pm On May 21, 2023
amanze54:
Hi all, I have an upcoming PGCE presentation on an interview day. This is an interview for teacher training for one year. The subject is physics. Honestly I love physics. But my interest is also on the funding available for those willing to be trained as physics teacher. Now my major problem is my African intonation, infact Igbo intonation. I have been adjusting it with little improvement. This presentation will be done by me physically on that day. Has anyone any suggestions to give, thank you. I just finished my master and on a tier 2 dependent visa
Worry less about your intonation, but speak clearly and not too fast. What matters most is the quality of your presentation, not how you sound.

Most of the French, Indians, etc I come across in my work don't sound British at all....in fact they sound French, Indian, etc.

Your intonation will not bring you down if you speak clearly and not too fast (not slow too)
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Nobody: 4:49pm On May 21, 2023
wallg123:

This one make me laugh… U mean say Nigerians get dishonesty infused in our DNA ? cheesy…….


No.

Our society does have a culture of minding your own business, which often extends into errant behaviour. Some people like the person I quoted seem to think is some sort of virtue when it is in fact one of the biggest factors in the ongoing destruction of our country.

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Nobody: 4:53pm On May 21, 2023
amanze54:
Hi all, I have an upcoming PGCE presentation on an interview day. This is an interview for teacher training for one year. The subject is physics. Honestly I love physics. But my interest is also on the funding available for those willing to be trained as physics teacher. Now my major problem is my African intonation, infact Igbo intonation. I have been adjusting it with little improvement. This presentation will be done by me physically on that day. Has anyone any suggestions to give, thank you. I just finished my master and on a tier 2 dependent visa

Have you heard people from far up in Scotland speak English?

You don't have a problem - you have an accent. You will not be the first non-UK person they'll assess - I'm pretty sure they'd have assessed Indians, Pakistani, etc at various points so the fact that people have various accents will not be a shock to them.

Please don't try to start concocting some kind of 'intonation' - just speak slowly and clearly. That's all you need to do.

There's no problem whatsoever.

Best of luck.

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by semmyk(m): 5:02pm On May 21, 2023
For a moment, I thought your concern is a clash: your PGCE presentation and an interview (possibly for a job) falling on the same day. Seems not.
amanze54:
Hi all, I have an upcoming PGCE presentation on an interview day. This is an interview for teacher training for one year. The subject is physics. Honestly I love physics. But my interest is also on the funding available for those willing to be trained as physics teacher. Now my major problem is my African intonation, infact Igbo intonation. I have been adjusting it with little improvement. ... ...
There's no need for adjustment(s). Simply be yourself. Speak slowly, calmly and intelligently.
This from part 2, of this thread, might be worthwhile
Estroller:
Actually, this will compound the problem. Just pronounce your words clearly and aim to speak slowly. We often times don't know we speak so fast, so being self conscious about it will help and overtime you'll perfectly adjust. Abeg no just try form any accent o. All the best.
Below from other forum might be helpful.
utepu:
... ...
Don’t try to force or change your accent while communicating. The more you change or force British accent the more you make communication difficult for everyone. Speak gently and clearly, believe me, they will hear you more than faking British accent. And if you can’t hear them, in a polite way ask them to speak slowly and gently so you can understand & they would be glad to do so.
... ...
DoxxAnon:
... ..., he would begin this attempt at speaking what he felt was British accent. You would see him contorting his face and twisting his tongue and spending 10 seconds to say what he would ordinarily finish in 5 seconds. I would get so frustrated and [b]just speak clearly to the person and they’d get it.
Day 1- they arrive
Day 2- “ you alraiiiii”, “how are you, enneeee (init)”, “ you got heny shange…. enneeee”
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by yomisley: 5:06pm On May 21, 2023
The Truth is they can work else where na, package your cv and apply to care home/agency. why will you have to wait till your Sponsor get shift before you go fit chop.

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

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 amanze54: 5:07pm On May 21, 2023
[quote author=hayesconcept post=123276488]Don't mind your Intonation, speak clearly and slowly anytime you are answering your questions. All the best. By the way how did you applied for the course?[/quote0]
It was advertised online and I think it is coordinated by department of education
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by LagosismyHome(f): 5:16pm On May 21, 2023
yomisley:
The Truth is they can work else where na, package your cv and apply to care home/agency. why will you have to wait till your Sponsor get shift before you go fit chop.


Most places are full ....that is why your employer don't have enough shift in the first place. They taken more employees than available work

So if in your area there are 5 care employers as an example and everyone has taken more employees as an example. Biko tell me which packaging will work na . The law of supply and demand is why these people I know have not seen shift

If you tell me then maybe expand the search and be open to go far self for work...ehnn.but many things are not as easy as it seems.

Before care was about the easiest job. You can come today as a student and see care job almost immediately but now again supply and demand. Some are not finding it easy to see that care job
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by yomisley: 5:27pm On May 21, 2023
to drive for this uk dey fear me, even person weh don dey drive for more than 10yrs in the uk still dey get ticket back to back.
na your food. you can't escape it. getting a job will be another challenge if you no get car.
Tier4Dependant:


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.

Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Tier4Dependant: 5:28pm On May 21, 2023
yomisley:
The Truth is they can work else where na, package your cv and apply to care home/agency. why will you have to wait till your Sponsor get shift before you go fit chop.


Just this week, I gave a friend of mine that just landed from naija the contact of 2 care agencies where I used to work in Manchester before I relocated down south.

He told me that they were asking for 1 year experience in care.

These are agencies that as at 2 years ago when I joined them, they took me in with no experience. I did just one day training and that’s it.

Bro everywhere choke! Care job no easy like b4 and I’m not even talking about sponsorship.

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Tier4Dependant: 5:35pm On May 21, 2023
yomisley:
to drive for this uk dey fear me, even person weh don dey drive for more than 10yrs in the uk still dey get ticket back to back.
na your food. you can't escape it. getting a job will be another challenge if you no get car.

This particular person get problem. Haba! I will say UK driving is easier once you know the rules.

I prefer driving here than naija (Lagos), I have peace of mind.

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by harddrive2012: 5:48pm On May 21, 2023
Greetings all,

Please I’m trying to switch my O2 sim from pay as you go to contract sim. I called customer service and was told I can’t switch yet as I’m less than a year old in UK and couldn’t pass credit check. The suggested solution was to use details of someone in Uk which I’m not comfortable with.

Abeg do I need to change the network or is there any other way around it
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Nobody: 5:52pm On May 21, 2023
harddrive2012:
Greetings all,

Please I’m trying to switch my O2 sim from pay as you go to contract sim. I called [b]customer service and was told I can’t switch yet as I’m less than a year old in UK [/b]and couldn’t pass credit check. The suggested solution was to use details of someone in Uk which I’m not comfortable with.

Abeg do I need to change the network or is there any other way around it


The rep likely doesn't know what they're saying.
I know more than a dozen people who got contracts within the first year and many within the first couple of months sef.

I'd say just go to a store. Things move much more quickly with the reps in store. They'll ask you or your ID and a bak card and everything will be sorted in a jiffy.

If it is indeed their policy, then go to another network. I know Three doesn't have that policy, for one.

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by yomisley: 6:04pm On May 21, 2023
why will you say he has problem? i want to understand you.
Tier4Dependant:


This particular person get problem. Haba! I will say UK driving is easier once you know the rules.

I prefer driving here than naija (Lagos), I have peace of mind.
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by wallg123: 6:11pm On May 21, 2023
koonbey:


The rep likely doesn't know what they're saying.
I know more than a dozen people who got contracts within the first year and many within the first couple of months sef.

I'd say just go to a store. Things move much more quickly with the reps in store. They'll ask you or your ID and a bak card and everything will be sorted in a jiffy.

If it is indeed their policy, then go to another network. I know Three doesn't have that policy, for one.

In addition to the above state. I think you should just switch over to another provider and pot your old mobile number to the new network provider easy as ABC

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by wallg123: 6:20pm On May 21, 2023
yomisley:
why will you say he has problem? i want to understand you.
I believe the problem her/she is referring to is “Road awareness and road positioning”. If this is not tackled urgently they might keep getting traffic violations or even get into a serious accident/collision. Nigeria drives on the other side of the road which is different from the uk. Few years back the wife of an American diplomat killed a biker because she was driving on the wrong side of the road……

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Progressivegee: 6:40pm 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.......... 🤣😝



Its a sad reality though.
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by bigtt76(f): 6:48pm On May 21, 2023
Even online it can be done without stress. I ported from Lebara to Virgin mobile weeks after I arrived the UK and contract-sim only

harddrive2012
koonbey:


The rep likely doesn't know what they're saying.
I know more than a dozen people who got contracts within the first year and many within the first couple of months sef.

I'd say just go to a store. Things move much more quickly with the reps in store. They'll ask you or your ID and a bak card and everything will be sorted in a jiffy.

If it is indeed their policy, then go to another network. I know Three doesn't have that policy, for one.

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Treadway: 6:52pm On May 21, 2023
wallg123:

This one make me laugh… U mean say Nigerians get dishonesty infused in our DNA ? cheesy…….

This reminded me of I situation I witnessed. I was parked on the lay-by behind a black Benz and someone came out of the car went into the nearby bush and came out with a 20 Litre of diesel put it i his boot and drove off. I took down the plate number. 2 weeks later I was back at the same lay-by then notice same car pulled up. I brought out my phone discretely and started recording. The occupant of the car did the same thing he did 2 weeks ago but this time I had it all on video. He was looking all over his shoulder trying not be seen. My assumptions are that this guy must be a truck/lorry driver that is stealing diesel off his work lorry and hides it in the bushes to come back days after to use for his personal car. I am still fighting within myself wether to report this guy or just allow it…. What has been seen cannot be unseen grin
couldn't help but be a tad bit curious as to how you knew it was diesel in a keg from the distance where you were observing. How did you know that is was diesel and not say water or some other solvent??
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by wallg123: 7:06pm On May 21, 2023
Treadway:
couldn't help but be a tad bit curious as to how you knew it was diesel in a keg from the distance where you were observing. How did you know that is was diesel and not say water or some other solvent??
I never stated how far I was from him ?
Besides why Would you be sneaking to get water/ solvent you’ve hidden in a bush on the motorway Even if na holy water from Israel?…
Why would you hide water/ solvent according to you in the bush in the first place? Your house/ garage/ storage container no dey ?
Lastly my eyes dey shine like touch light grin
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Mroriginal2022: 7:31pm On May 21, 2023
Madam,

Only if you know how grossly underpaid core professionals are In the uk, you wouldn’t be saying this. A pharmacist with 2 kids who took a side gig for 3 months probably to cushion the effect of the cost of living crisis, if she was paid well enough, she might not have considered it in the first place. She was already suspended , why fire her after suspension and the whole issue seems overflogged.
Peerielass:


How can you say this is an overkill? Her intention was to commit fraud which is why she failed to disclose her second job and the fact that the hours were conflicting. She should face the music now that she’s been found out.
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Viruses: 7:40pm On May 21, 2023
Lexusgs430:



Oya post your account details make I transfer you £750 from my revolut account......... 🤣😂

Ah, miracle no dey tire Jesus.

I go DM you
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Nobody: 7:56pm On May 21, 2023
Mroriginal2022:
Madam,

Only if you know how grossly underpaid core professionals are In the uk, you wouldn’t be saying this. A pharmacist with 2 kids who took a side gig for 3 months probably to cushion the effect of the cost of living crisis, if she was paid well enough, she might not have considered it in the first place. She was already suspended , why fire her after suspension and the whole issue seems overflogged.

There's nothing you people cannot justify.

She took a side job that would require her to be regularly at another place for a full day meaning that the place where she works (and her colleagues and possibly patients that depend on her services) would lose a full day of the assistance she could have provided.

Cost of living crisis - is she the only one in the crisis? As a pharmacist she's paid significantly above the average in the UK. So if everyone in her workplace starts disappearing for full days at will, how will her workplace function?

This sort of sob-story mentality that you people use to justify misbehaviour, again, is how many of our institutions have been reduced to rubbish.

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