Things in my head - wanting to move
May 18, 2010 9:57am CST
not because i don't get along with my parents, but because i want a better life - i want to move to England. I have visited, as some of you guys and especially galls know the United Kindom last summer, when i stayed 2 weeks with my girlfriend at her sister's place in Trowbridge, Wilthshire. I have visited Greece one year before this, but nevertheless i was utterly pleasent surprised about the good quality of people, roads, shops, transport etc. I have encountered many dissapointing facts in the couple of months and i may be observing them better because of my intention to switch countries - - small gypsies with 100-200 euros phones at their ears (that's more then the average price here) and listening to crappy music called manele (a simple lyric type of music, that usually rhymes, but sometimes may sound like complete nonsense) - "ecological" dissasters left on the streets and in cinemas (like a whole heard of animals was there, not about 30 people -_-) - i wanted to change my private pension fund to an ING bank, was supposed to be called the next day, and received no phone call for over 1 month - and i don't blame the bank but the employees and their lack of interest in working with clients - i wanted to go on holiday at the seaside so i went to the agency i traveled since 2008, but the female agent that took care of me was gone so i went to another one. I told him the exact region that i wanted and left him my phone number (on a Thursday) as we has supposed to call me and inform me about this on Friday, or at most on the next Monday. The next Friday i went there and i stumbled across the same lame agent and i accepted his excuse that they moved their place to another location and he lost the paper, and he now sent me on my email the 3 offers available for the location i wanted. I answered in the next 48 hours with the exact location that i wanted, and he was supposed to check for availability and get back to me. After another week, no sign of life from him. I installed skype as the signature he had stated his id, and sent him a friend request there - he accepted - THUS SHOWING HE IS ONLINE - and i asked him about my email, i retold him again about me deciding the location and me WANTING to pay him the advance for the trip (which was about 90% of the sum) and still no frigging answer. After an hour of stupid waiting for yet no answer, i contacted their customer service online and told them this little story above and demanded that i be handled by a proper agent which happened to be the lady that answered online which gave me the answers in 1 hour - HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE ? well actually i think this woman should get a raise, while the other guy should get... well a big fat kick up his rear to wake him up at the reality that he should work, not play solitaire all day at work and pretend busy -_- Well things like i stated above are only a few examples, the most recent ones that i have seen, but i am sure there are others, many more others, like the traffic in Bucharest is at least twice as worse than in London, and maybe this wouldn't be a problem if the drivers were ok, but they are horn freaks... Anyway, i am sure that there is a better life for me there and we plan to move there in 3 years, when we will have finished our MBA's here, and we will have secured a nice 3000-3500 pounds starting capital. At first we plan to stay at her sister for a couple of months, and then after getting jobs to move into a rented house. Well this might have sounded like a rant, but were simply some thoughts through my mind, the bottom idea being that "i want to move" and not because of my parents, which i love, but because i want a better life and think this is the way to get it. If you bothered to read all the discussion i thank you and ask you this: Where do you live and would you want to move - if yes, why and where? Do you think it is a good idea for me moving, considering the average food and rent in England is only 150-200% when compared to Romania, while the salaries are at least 5 times higher ? In the end i would like to thank you for the minutes you wasted in reading all this, Respect, Alex.
18 May 10
Its really a long discussion however it feels good to write I suppose as you are expressing yourself, I do it too but in books where I write lengthily. Anyways, so yeah coming to your question well I live with my parents because I'm still studying and my father is paying my fees. I want to move to go live alone and do what I really want to do like paintings all day and studying at my own pace. I prefer places far from huge buildings and storages but where we have a good modern life though with civilized people and technology.
18 May 10
Hi elitess, I think I would lose my rages with people like that, I won't put up with anything like that, as for moving any where, I wouldn't move, I love the UK its my home the weather and all, remember,its not the country, its other people, nothing wrong with where you are, but I would welcome you with open arms when you do come over for good. Tamara
18 May 10
Hi Elitess, Ellie here and I am from UK as you might remember (haven't been about for a while) It sounds like you are getting more frustrated with your local non service because you have indeed already made the decision to move to England and have planned to stay at your girlfriends sisters until you get settled. Believe me though customer service isn't fantastic with many companies here either. You are right people just do not seem to care but on the whole if I do not get goodservice I will complain until I do so it does get resolved. Your parents I am sure will understand that you are a grown man now and need to plan for your own future. You can travel to see them and they to you once you are settled. Love knows no distance. I wish you well and hope you achieve all you want. Huggles. Ellie :)
• United States
18 May 10
Wow you really have a lot going on here. I think that you deciding to move on to make a better life for yourself is a good idea. However you should take into consideration that all these troubles are not isolated to only where you are. There are terrible things going on all over the country. When you go somewhere for a vacation things tend to look a whole lot brighter in comparrison since you have very little time to take everything in for that area that is fresh and new. I would set my eye on goals for my own personal growth and so how that place wil compliment what I wish to achieve.
• United States
19 May 10
Good morning Alex, just remember the grass is not always greener on the other side. I wish u the best whatever u decide to do. I don't want to move anywhere else. I tried it a couple of times when i was younger but was never happy after i made the move, Hope this doesn't happen to u.
19 May 10
It sounds as though you really needed to get that out! This is one of the reasons I love to write; sometimes it is therapeutic to express all your feelings, fears and desires. It does sound as though you are fed up and in need of a change. There is nothing wrong with moving as long as it is for the right reasons. As far as customer service goes, I live in Australia and I must confess it can be pretty crap here too and I don’t see the U.K. being that much different! It is good that you have given yourself three years to make the move. This will give you the opportunity to plan it carefully and if you still feel as strongly about it then as you do now, you will know that was not an impulse decision but a well thought out one. Good luck with your plans, keep us posted to your progress and how you feel.
• Garden Grove, California
19 May 10
yes I do think its a good idea for you to move, as its something you seemed to have thought out and planned well. I hope you realize your plans too. I am in the United States and in the state of California. My adult son and I had thought of moving to a state where wages and rents were more compatible then all hell broke lose for us as he lost his job and is still out of work. some states costs of living are not as high as here in California but in order to move anywhere we must have money so for now I am just hoping he will finally find a good job.I do feel that this year might see an up swint in jobs and wages too.