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wellingtonianbuddy



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

may iknow which country u are now and i may consider migrating there from NZ. :0
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dingo



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi wellingtonianbuddy,

I am from Singapore and happy to show you around when you visit or migrate to Singapore next time Smile
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wellingtonianbuddy



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

fantastic - i agree - sg is one of the best countries in the galaxy.
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jss63



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Much have been said already but let me say that NZ WTR policy carries a lot of risk compared to PR application in other countries, e.g. Canada. If you have options, try other countries. The job market is currently tight here in NZ. So many would be immigrants have been sent home due to failure to find skilled jobs.If you still intend to go here in NZ and you do not have a job offer, I suggest you do a lot of research whether your skills will have high chances of finding employment and ensure your qualifications will be recognised.Many Filipino nurses worked here as caregivers as they cannot pass the required IELTS rating.Once their work permit expires, it is not extended anymore as their work as caregiver does not correspond to their intended skill as nurses.
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levi



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm just baffled by the circumstances of the poster. He/she is the first person I have learned to have been denied a 9 month WTR visa outright for having "no skilled job."

What I do know is some are denied because based on their education and work skills, their chances of securing a skilled job is nil at the current economy so they are denied.
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maccie



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dingo wrote:
Hi levi,

Thanks for your concern. I don't think the denied by NZ will affect my future application for other country in future, however grass is no longer greener on the other side for my case and don't intend to migrate anymore. I am happy in my home country now Smile As rdj95 had quoted one Kiwi immigration lawyer "WTR is the biggest scam the (NZ) government has ever thought of". I donít see this as failure as WTR is no guarantee that you will be granted a PR, even citizenship is useless without a good job and reasonable income to support a family.

NZ is a great and beautiful country, I like NZís beautiful natures and hospitality of its people and that is all. I live comfortably in my present country where job is easy to find, convenient and safe to raise a family, the denied to NZ can be a blessing for me.

I sincerely wish everyone in this great forum has a good job, income, health and time to care and love for their family.Laughing



Hi Dingo,

Ok lang yan. NZ may not be for us.

I am one of those wannabe NZ migrants. Successfully granted WTR but unfortunately wasn't able to land a job due to the economic crisis. So after 8 months went back to the PI.

But I got a job in Europe afterwards. I am happy here, enjoying the winter --> snow (walang ganun sa Wellington), I have traveled already in major European cities.

NZ may not be meant for us. But some countries are Smile You are so lucky compared to my experience coz I paid enormous fees just to be in NZ. If I could have known before hand the recession will strike, I wish EOI stage pa lang ma-deny na ako..

Anyway, if it is not meant to happen, it will not. But destiny will take you somewhere else you should be. I did not intentionally look for the opportunity in Germany but it just popped out in front of me, took a chance then voila, 2 hours before my flight back to the Phils I was offered a job.. (pang drama and eksena really).. Before that I wish mag crash ang airplane (funny reminiscing those moments).

Regards,

BTW, kamusta sa lahat...
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rchavez



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

maccie,

masarap ba pulutan dyan?
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quicksilver



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

@maccie, wow galing ah hehe Smile oo tama ka the Lord has other plans for us,
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edmund



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 8:54 pm    Post subject: Hi! Reply with quote

There's always light at the end of the tunnel! Coming here is really expensive as it is but at the end of the day, NZ is not be all and end all afterall! Good luck sa ating lahat!
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alepaula



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Dingo,

Alam mo swerte ka pa nga kasi atleast una palang e denied ka na, di nasayang yung effort at yung pera mo. Mahirap tanggapin pero ang totoo dito kami ngayon sa NZ at malapit ng mag expired yung visa namin (June 11). Pero until now e wala pa rin nakukuhang work yung husband ko na pang PR. Alam mo ba na ang hirap tanggapin na yung pinag hirapan naming ipunin sa Saudi for 7 years para lang makapunta kami sa NZ e nawala na lahat. Lalo na yung magandang trabaho namin don na pinagpalit namin dito. Ang masakit pa ngayon e lalo na kaming nahihirapang maghanap ng work dahil pag nalamang malapit na mag expire yung visa namin e ayaw lalo nila. Marami pang ganito ang sitwasyon dito,sana nga e nakinig nalang kami dito sa forum nung nanghihingi ako ng advise kung ok na mag migrate dito. Natatandaan ko pa na si Philidor at wellingtonianbuddy ang nag sasabi na wag na kami pumunta dito kung stable yung job namin sa Saudi.Sana e nakinig na lang kami.Now I realized na totoo lang pala ang sinasabi nila lahat na mahirap talaga dito. Totoo na maganda ang environment, sabi nga e puro green ang nakikita pero sa tingin mo ba lahat ng iyon e napapansin at nae enjoy ng tulad namin na malapit ng mapauwi. Sa ngayon e sobrang hirap dito kasi imagine yung mga PR nga e di makakuha ng work, paano pa kaya kaming mga wtr. Siguro yung mga swerte e iilan lang yun pero napakaraming hindi sinuwerte na nandito ngayon...
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levi



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alepaula wrote:
Hi Dingo,

Alam mo swerte ka pa nga kasi atleast una palang e denied ka na, di nasayang yung effort at yung pera mo. Mahirap tanggapin pero ang totoo dito kami ngayon sa NZ at malapit ng mag expired yung visa namin (June 11). Pero until now e wala pa rin nakukuhang work yung husband ko na pang PR. Alam mo ba na ang hirap tanggapin na yung pinag hirapan naming ipunin sa Saudi for 7 years para lang makapunta kami sa NZ e nawala na lahat. Lalo na yung magandang trabaho namin don na pinagpalit namin dito. Ang masakit pa ngayon e lalo na kaming nahihirapang maghanap ng work dahil pag nalamang malapit na mag expire yung visa namin e ayaw lalo nila. Marami pang ganito ang sitwasyon dito,sana nga e nakinig nalang kami dito sa forum nung nanghihingi ako ng advise kung ok na mag migrate dito. Natatandaan ko pa na si Philidor at wellingtonianbuddy ang nag sasabi na wag na kami pumunta dito kung stable yung job namin sa Saudi.Sana e nakinig na lang kami.Now I realized na totoo lang pala ang sinasabi nila lahat na mahirap talaga dito. Totoo na maganda ang environment, sabi nga e puro green ang nakikita pero sa tingin mo ba lahat ng iyon e napapansin at nae enjoy ng tulad namin na malapit ng mapauwi. Sa ngayon e sobrang hirap dito kasi imagine yung mga PR nga e di makakuha ng work, paano pa kaya kaming mga wtr. Siguro yung mga swerte e iilan lang yun pero napakaraming hindi sinuwerte na nandito ngayon...


I am truly sorry to hear about your situation.

Has your husband tried applying in other countries? Take advantage of the fact that you are in an overseas country and not in the Philippines.

It is a well known secret na mas mahirap mag apply ng overseas work kung nasa Pinas ka, pwera lang if you are looking for Middle East based work, seaman, nurse and/or pay placement fees with recruitment agencies that would take ages to pay.

Ngayon na nasa abroad kayo with an overseas address, may illusion sa mga overseas employers na wala kayo sa Pilipinas and mas madali kayong makakapunta sa ibang bansa kung sa NZ kayo mag-aaply ng visa.

I-encourage mo ang husband mo na mag-apply ng work sa ibang countries like Australia, kahit temporary skilled work, at least to recoup the lost money. Or Europe for that matter. May forum poster dito, si "maccie", IT na nagbaka-sakali sa Wellington, NZ pero bigo after 9 months, but last time she posted she is happy to announce that she has found work in Europe, Germany to be exact.

She said not only did she post her resume on NZ job sites she posted also on international sites so she was contacted by a German employer and after a teleconference interview she got the job.

Maccie, kung active ka pa, please tell alepaula the site you posted your resume that got you the Europe based work, baka makatulong.

Will you still be able to return to your old job in the Middle East? There is a site called www.workabroad.ph which lists all jobs available for Pinoys by authorized recruiters. Maybe you can search for other work opportunities in that site as well.

Hang in there, I pray God give you more strength and clarity of mind because I know wives and/or mothers are the ones who need to be stronger when times are rough in the family. When you become disheartened, tangay mo lahat sa pamilya, so I pray you continue to be strong and hopeful para malampasan nyo ito. God bless you.
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maccie



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

levi wrote:


Maccie, kung active ka pa, please tell alepaula the site you posted your resume that got you the Europe based work, baka makatulong.



Yes I am still active, visiting the site at least once in a while.. meron yata akong sentimental connection with this site hehe..

BTW.. I am a "he" not a "she" Smile

@alepaula.. IT ba ang husband mo? If yes, I can refer him dito sa company namin.. I am working for top multinational 3-letter word computer company (lam nyo na yun).. I'll try to market his CV here.. let's see. PM me na lang..

I understand your predicament, exactly a year ago I'm crying a lot almost all day. but who would have thought a year after nasa Europe ako.. Don't lose hope, don't despair. Hindi naman ganun ka-terrible ang buhay sa Pilipinas just in case bumalik kayo..

3 months before my departure nag apply na ako ng work sa Pilipinas dun talaga ang mindset ko, from out of nowhere an opportunity in Europe popped-out though I am not looking for it.. nakkapagtaka pero nung nasa NZ pa ako andami interested sa akin, then few days after arrival andami ko interviews sa Pilipinas.. then after a week, 3 job offers.. siguro hindi talaga ako pang New Zealand

I guess we have our own place in the world, we'll be taken there whether we like or not.
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philidor



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alepaula wrote:
Hi Dingo,

Alam mo swerte ka pa nga kasi atleast una palang e denied ka na, di nasayang yung effort at yung pera mo. Mahirap tanggapin pero ang totoo dito kami ngayon sa NZ at malapit ng mag expired yung visa namin (June 11). Pero until now e wala pa rin nakukuhang work yung husband ko na pang PR. Alam mo ba na ang hirap tanggapin na yung pinag hirapan naming ipunin sa Saudi for 7 years para lang makapunta kami sa NZ e nawala na lahat. Lalo na yung magandang trabaho namin don na pinagpalit namin dito. Ang masakit pa ngayon e lalo na kaming nahihirapang maghanap ng work dahil pag nalamang malapit na mag expire yung visa namin e ayaw lalo nila. Marami pang ganito ang sitwasyon dito,sana nga e nakinig nalang kami dito sa forum nung nanghihingi ako ng advise kung ok na mag migrate dito. Natatandaan ko pa na si Philidor at wellingtonianbuddy ang nag sasabi na wag na kami pumunta dito kung stable yung job namin sa Saudi.Sana e nakinig na lang kami.Now I realized na totoo lang pala ang sinasabi nila lahat na mahirap talaga dito. Totoo na maganda ang environment, sabi nga e puro green ang nakikita pero sa tingin mo ba lahat ng iyon e napapansin at nae enjoy ng tulad namin na malapit ng mapauwi. Sa ngayon e sobrang hirap dito kasi imagine yung mga PR nga e di makakuha ng work, paano pa kaya kaming mga wtr. Siguro yung mga swerte e iilan lang yun pero napakaraming hindi sinuwerte na nandito ngayon...


Hi,
ano ba field ng husband mo? try natin magttanong-tanong. Dito kasi mas madali makapasok kung referal kesa apply online.

Last option nyo, if wala talaga makuha work at gusto nyo mag stay dito sa nz eh mag-aral. Apply kayo student visa - pero ang tuition as international student eh 2-3x mas mahal kesa mga domestic students. Pero atleast yun, pwede mag part-time husband mo while studying and pwede ka din mag work full time. Mas meron kayo chance nun kasi work permit ibibigay sayo, malay mo baka ikaw pa makakuha skilled work. Tska dito madalas binibigyan ng work permit after makagrad ang international student kasi gusto nila mag stay dito.
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alepaula



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2010 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

@ Maccie sige ipapa pm kita sa mister ko para masend nya yung resume nya just in case lang na magustuhan sya. Thank you kasi medyo nawawala yung stress ko nung nabasa ko yung mga advised nyo...

@Phillidor sa IT sya, network and computer support tapos nakapag work din sya sa Telecom as datacom engineer.

Maraming salamat po sa inyo...
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philidor



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2010 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

try nya mag-apply kahit walk-in sa 2 degrees. filipino friendly daw dun

goodluck!

alepaula wrote:
@ Maccie sige ipapa pm kita sa mister ko para masend nya yung resume nya just in case lang na magustuhan sya. Thank you kasi medyo nawawala yung stress ko nung nabasa ko yung mga advised nyo...

@Phillidor sa IT sya, network and computer support tapos nakapag work din sya sa Telecom as datacom engineer.

Maraming salamat po sa inyo...
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