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help #62879
03/02/06 11:18 AM
03/02/06 11:18 AM
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John_Ross  Offline OP
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Runcorn,Cheshire,England
i am an electrician working in England but would like to move to California any information anyone has that could help me would be much appreciated

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Re: help #62880
03/02/06 11:22 AM
03/02/06 11:22 AM
Radar  Offline
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Los Angeles, CA
Buy some sun-block?

(Sorry, couldn't resist)
Radar


[This message has been edited by Radar (edited 03-02-2006).]


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Re: help #62881
03/02/06 12:16 PM
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macmikeman  Offline
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Honolulu, Hawaii
It would probably help to learn some of the native language (spanish).

Re: help #62882
03/02/06 12:47 PM
03/02/06 12:47 PM
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Dnkldorf  Offline
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Posts: 1,064
nowhere usa
Don't you guys drive on the wrong side of the road over there? [Linked Image]

Dnk..

Re: help #62883
03/02/06 04:54 PM
03/02/06 04:54 PM
Alan Belson  Offline
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Mayenne N. France
Emigrating to the US you need, as a Brit, to have a skill the country needs, or close relatives already there, or win a 'green card' in the annual "lottery", or enter under the E-2 system by buying a business which you will manage. All fraught with stress, with no % certainty of success in any method.
Emigrating anywhere, I'd suggest you take an extended holiday, to see if it's what you really want. After a few months you will know if living surrounded by foreign, [ no offence intended, dear chaps! ], methods, lingo, food and lifestyle still attracts.
Best of luck, anyway.

Dnk: No, you do!

Alan


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Re: help #62884
03/02/06 05:56 PM
03/02/06 05:56 PM
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Estero,Fl,usa
California sounds like a hard place to start as a "foreign electrician with the new licensing


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Re: help #62885
03/02/06 06:13 PM
03/02/06 06:13 PM
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Dnkldorf  Offline
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nowhere usa
And I suppose we have the funny accents too Alan?

Dnk...

Re: help #62886
03/02/06 06:31 PM
03/02/06 06:31 PM
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LK  Offline
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Posts: 1,429
New Jersey
Just bring lots of money, you will need it to survive in Ca., I live in the US and i was in shock to see the cost of living there.

Re: help #62887
03/02/06 08:13 PM
03/02/06 08:13 PM
renosteinke  Offline
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Blue Collar Country
John, if you have ANY credentials attesting to your qualifications, or membership in trade groups....the local union hall just might be able to smooth your way.

I agree with the idea of visiting first, then taking it from there. When the time comes, you might even be able to use ECN to find a local party to contact.

Canadian electric is rather similar to ours- yat, as a former "member in good standing" of the Empire, you'll likely get a much warmer reception there.


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