(Closed) Mr. Hedgie got a job offer… IN ENGLAND!!!

posted 9 years ago in Career
Post # 47
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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@peacheslea: i doubt you get many in london, they are always in my garden 🙂

Post # 48
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

YES COME TO LONDON!!! you’ll love it!! people are friendly here, I promise (they just come across as rude because they’re reserved). unfortunately the pet quarantine thing may be an issue but look on google about that.

I think career wise, a lot of British companies that work with American companies would LOVE to have you with them – to advise them with American legal matters.  I don’t think it would be too difficult. And you can just start renting in the UK, don’t even think about buying until you’ve lived here at least a year as it is expensive and not worth doing unless you know for sure you want to stay.  If the company is paying relocation expenses, and he’s getting a relatively decent amount of money, you should be able to afford something in zones 3 – 6.  So travel expenses won’t be too much (i live in zone 4).

It’s a great opportunity, I think you should go for it!  Imagine how much you’ll get to see and do – and it’s SO easy to get to Europe for long weekends/holidays – Paris, Athens, Dublin, Edinburgh just a train ride away.  even if it doesn’t work out at least you would have tried and had an amazing adventure 🙂

Post # 49
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Bumble bee

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@peacheslea: Has he lived in central London all his life? That’s all I can imagine – maybe there’s no hedges, so no hogs! You see them loads! I know they’re sweet because they come into gardens and say hello. We have a cat so they like to eat the cat food if we leave it out in the garden for the cat when we go away.

Post # 50
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Bumble bee

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@londongal: makes a good point – you can just rent and get a short-term contract and then if you like it, stay longer, if not, move and choose where to move by looking around.

Post # 51
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

wow the line/ queue comment blew up. i’d be happy to teach you some more word differences lol 

Post # 52
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Bumble bee

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@stokieGal: I know, I find this really fun! Like….. I wonder if anyone would know what a numpty is…… or where they could grab some nosh?

Post # 53
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Bumble bee

Oh and aubergines and courgettes – what are they?

Post # 54
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

How exciting!!! KatNYC2011 is/have gone through the exact same thing. Her fiance/tomorrow will be husband! got offered a job in London. So try PM-ing her I’m sure she’ll be glad to share her experiences with you.

Maybe you can work for the US Consulate for expats?

As for lodging why don’t you rent first so that you can scope out neighborhoods before committing to a house purchase? Can his job give you guys references for apartments to rent?

I would contact your local SPCA regarding moving your pets to the UK. They were a GREAT help to my Brother-In-Law when getting their dog back from Turkey years ago. They jumped many hurdles for him to get their dog back into the states.

Post # 55
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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@VickyAurea: you may have guessed where i’m from but we have a few of our own….

i get sneeped and go for snapping, beacuse i’m nesh,  and everyones a duck lol

Post # 57
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Bumble bee

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@stokieGal: Wow, I even have no idea what you’re talking about, Stokie!

I should really stop faffing about here and go for a slash. Or maybe I’ll make flapjacks. Either way, it’s been spiffing talking to you all and I’m chuffed. 😛

Post # 58
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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@VickyAurea:  i get upset because and go for lunch because i’m cold lol 

cheerio 

Post # 59
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Bee Keeper

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@Mrs Hedgehog: Hedgie, just watch some BBC America! Between Top Gear, “Lawr’N Orda UKay” (Law and Order: UK, I just love the announcer’s pronounciation), and some Dr. Who you’ll learn the language in no time!

Post # 60
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Great news Hedgie, and I think you should definitely go for it!

After Dallas, London is gonna be expensive. It is more comparable to NYC than anything else pricewise. That said, you have a lot of employment options actually. You could look at US companies that do business in the UK, US companies looking to expand in the UK, UK law fiorms that specialise in helping US companies relocate and of course, the American Embassy.

Good luck, happy to answer any questions. I moved from London to NYC 8 years ago and had similar anxiety but it worked out great. I really miss living in the UK and will go back first chance I get.

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