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Offline silvrav

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Re: The Potential Journey to a first world country.....
« Reply #40 on: May 11, 2018, 03:21:27 pm »
Gents and Ladies, please hold thumbs for me.

HR manager of a company wants to talk to be as he is interested.


 

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Re: The Potential Journey to a first world country.....
« Reply #41 on: May 12, 2018, 12:35:13 am »
Holding thumbs that it will all work out for you.  :thumleft:
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Re: The Potential Journey to a first world country.....
« Reply #42 on: May 12, 2018, 02:27:14 am »
Holding thumbs!!!

Let us know how it goes!  :thumleft:
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Re: The Potential Journey to a first world country.....
« Reply #43 on: May 12, 2018, 05:17:39 am »
Good luck
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Re: The Potential Journey to a first world country.....
« Reply #44 on: May 14, 2018, 08:46:13 am »
So, at 21h50 last night (07h50 on a monday in NZ) I am all high on coffee....had a busy day and 22h00 is stretching the hours.

22h00 arrives and I make the call....Rings twice and the timer starts running... No one on the other side. Try again but the same happens. FFS. Send the manager an sms to say can you hear me to confirm he is actually answering. A return sms says no, cant hear you. Ok, plan B, get wifes phone. Start dialing and a sweet lady's voice answers with " you have insufficient airtime to make a call..." FFS again.

Use my FNB app to load airtime in the fastest time I have every loaded airtime...

Dial the NZ number and see the timer runs...FFS moment no3 only to be relieved when I hear Managers voice going good morning.  :biggrin:

Call lasted all but 10mins. He basically wanted to touch base to confirm I exist firstly, that I am serious about the move and to let me know what current positions he has available. We end the call by him asking me to send him my skype details so he can arrange an interview with the GM of the company later this week.  :thumleft:

So lets hope and hope technologies doesn't stress me out again.
 

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Re: The Potential Journey to a first world country.....
« Reply #45 on: May 15, 2018, 03:21:34 am »
Hang in there man.

When it's meant to happen, it will.  :thumleft:
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Re: The Potential Journey to a first world country.....
« Reply #46 on: May 15, 2018, 05:14:35 am »
It is just a small uphill before you crest the hill and it starts moving.
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Re: The Potential Journey to a first world country.....
« Reply #47 on: May 15, 2018, 05:27:50 am »
COST's updated.

Woke up this morning to an email saying skype interview confirmed with GM tomorrow night 22h30 (Their 830 Thursday morning) and another mail from a recruiter who was kind enough to reply and ask about my status and when I will be in NZ...Another lead I hope.
 

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Re: The Potential Journey to a first world country.....
« Reply #48 on: May 15, 2018, 05:46:53 am »
Goodluck Silvrav :thumleft: :thumleft:
 

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Re: The Potential Journey to a first world country.....
« Reply #49 on: May 15, 2018, 10:51:07 am »
Exciting and nerve wracking! Tried Skype interviewing once... see if you can rent an office with decent internet, is all I can say :imaposer:

Here in Cape Town there are so-called Innovation Hubs all over with that kind of facilities, that you can book for an hour or so. But of course 22:00 is a bit late...

All the best! Hope it works out great  :thumleft:
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Re: The Potential Journey to a first world country.....
« Reply #50 on: May 15, 2018, 01:21:09 pm »
Doing great so far, good luck!
 

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Re: The Potential Journey to a first world country.....
« Reply #51 on: May 17, 2018, 02:10:48 pm »
So Skype interview went well. only with HR manager as GM couldn't make it but a face to face is being arranged for when I am in NZ...Just need to get to Wellington as this is where their office is located. Checked prices for local flights...29-39 NZD (or R400)  :o for one flight that is about the same flying from jhb to CPT.

Finally booked my ticket with Qantas and submitted visitor visa application. Dropping off my passport with NZ authorities in PTA tomorrow morning and hopefully will have an answer within 2 weeks.

some background... I paid all my savings into my credit card to get it done and out and start saving....without realizing I won't be able to access excess funds without a credit card.  :patch: FNB stuffed up policies. So had to take it out the bond for now until I get a new credit card so I can get my funds out...then close the bloody thing!

15hour flight to Sydney, with an hour till next flight to NZ, which is another 3-4hour flight... Going to be a loooooong weekend. So grateful though I have friends that are willing to house me while i am there. It is saving me in the region of 30k-40k for those 2 weeks.

 

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Re: The Potential Journey to a first world country.....
« Reply #52 on: May 17, 2018, 07:26:48 pm »
Good luck , just do it.....za is sadly becoming a shithole..... today’s Facebook is filled,with CIT vans being blown up and another farm murder...it just never stops..
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Re: The Potential Journey to a first world country.....
« Reply #53 on: May 18, 2018, 12:10:16 pm »
Passport in this morning for VISA for visiting so lets hope it takes 10-15 days only :)

Its now done all electronically so will get it via email
 

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Re: The Potential Journey to a first world country.....
« Reply #54 on: May 18, 2018, 12:20:44 pm »
good luck  man ,

it is an amazing thing you are doing for you and your family
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Re: The Potential Journey to a first world country.....
« Reply #55 on: May 21, 2018, 07:01:48 pm »
Good on you, Silvrav.

New Zealand is an amazing country.
Keep at it, and thank you for the thread!

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Re: The Potential Journey to a first world country.....
« Reply #56 on: May 21, 2018, 08:32:18 pm »
I have some school friends that moved to NZ, some forum folk has moved there recently, some current friends that recently moved and in the process of moving, three families from previous work colleagues that is also moving to NZ.

It feels like many around us are all leaving. Brain drain?
 

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Re: The Potential Journey to a first world country.....
« Reply #57 on: May 21, 2018, 09:28:25 pm »
I have some school friends that moved to NZ, some forum folk has moved there recently, some current friends that recently moved and in the process of moving, three families from previous work colleagues that is also moving to NZ.

It feels like many around us are all leaving. Brain drain?

Our area have a FB page for assistance and advice to local/international Saffers. Its 90% families with small kids who make the jump. Its sad but that's reality.
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Re: The Potential Journey to a first world country.....
« Reply #58 on: May 22, 2018, 10:40:03 am »
So got reply from New Zealand immigration...Sir, it seems your passport say you were born in Namibia, please explain how you got SA citizenship.

SO had to write a letter explaining the whole Namibia was part of sa and we moved to SA before they got their independence in 1990 and therefore SA citizenship by birth is correct. Here is also a copy of my birth certificate with the SA logo, stamp and parents details showing i was born while under SA rule.

Then as I am staying with friends I also had to get out some photos of our wedding 8 years ago to proof that we are indeed friends and that I will be staying with them.

Then they wanted a visa for Aus, so had to quote the Aus regulation stating that if from SA and i am staying in Aus less then 8 hours and i am not entering Aus through immigration I dont need a visa...

I guess atleast they do things properly
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Re: The Potential Journey to a first world country.....
« Reply #59 on: May 22, 2018, 11:00:57 am »
So got reply from New Zealand immigration...Sir, it seems your passport say you were born in Namibia, please explain how you got SA citizenship.

SO had to right a letter explaining the whole Namibia was part of sa and we moved to SA before they got their independence in 1990 and therefore SA citizenship by birth is correct. Here is also a copy of my birth certificate with the SA logo, stamp and parents details showing i was born while under SA rule.

Then as I am staying with friends I also had to get out some photos of our wedding 8 years ago to proof that we are indeed friends and that I will be staying with them.

Then they wanted a visa for Aus, so had to quote the Aus regulation stating that if from SA and i am staying in Aus less then 8 hours and i am not entering Aus through immigration I dont need a visa...

I guess atleast they do things properly

Yes, they check everything.

Reason: to many try to skip the lines...
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