So this is very straight forward. I'm going to look for work in the US and if I find something, I'll move in the new year. If I don't find something, I'll move to Finland.
I mean, I'm not working for £14/hour. Had I known that, I wouldn't have come here. It's a big difference particularly when you're rarely working day-wise and also hour-wise. This is why it's a day rate at every other place that I've worked at.
From what I've seen, you get paid more in the US for this job. I've seen like $100,000 in some ads but I'm not expecting that.
Finland would be awesome too. I told my cousin a couple weeks ago that I'll probably be looking into moving there again and he said to let him know.
So it doesn't really matter. There's cool stuff out there. But this four pound an hour difference is total bullshit. I spoke to another shorthand writer today. My case was cancelled so she told me to put in for the minimum amount of three hours. But he told me the minimum was four hours and indeed, that's what the spreadsheet shows.
So I think it's one of these places that tells different people different things and everybody is getting paid a different amount. That doesn't work for me.
Let's see what job listing there are. Man, there's loads in Georgia. Wonder why that is. Not that I'd want to move to Georgia.
Hawaii has some but I think the reality of Hawaii is much different from the fantasy. From what I've gleaned from Dog the Bounty Hunter, it's full of no-goodnecks. Plus, not covered in that show, I understand that it's also full of huge spiders.
Louisiana. I don't know. Would that be cool? It's the South so, almost certainly not. And there's the bug issue. But Louisiana seems different. Lot of black people, I bet, though. It's the same with all the South. Why couldn't we have just picked our own cotton?
Hey, the Coast Guard is hiring. Job requires travel throughout the US. $50,000 to 70,000. Doesn't mention needing a high speed. Dude, I'm totally applying to that. When's the end date? I still have time. Department of Homeland Security? I'm not going to get this. These government jobs are suspicious of people who move abroad and/or have citizenship in another country. Well, no harm in applying.
Have to go through some bureaucratic website for this. Giant pain in the ass. Wow. They actually request a master's degree for this. Bizarre.
God damn it, they refer to a cell phone as a "mobile". I guess that "cell phone" has lost in the US.
Wow. Two hours later. You have to provide all kinds of bullshit. It took me 90 minutes to put my CV up (you can't just upload it, you have to use their forms).
Well, that's finally done. Nothing will come of it but still good to apply, I guess. It was interesting. They asked if you registered with...what is it...there's some government body that you're supposed to register with when you're 18 (and male) that has to do with conscription. If you're not registered, you're presumably ineligible. I registered, though.
So whatever. #### this Glasgow job.
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