to work in london

China
January 8, 2007 6:35am CST
im germelyn marzo single mom.im very eager to go and work in london or in usa but the near fact is that dont know someone who can help me to pursue my dreams.im just an ordinary person not reach but i have 2 beautiful and loving daughters whom so precious to me they are my only treasure in life and making me stronger day by day.i cnt go there without a help of someone.i cant afford to apply in agencies coz theyre fees are too high.my salary here in china is just enough for my childrens monthly allowans.can you help me in this matter or some advices to take me in the right track?
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16 responses
8 Jan 07
you cant just move to other country with no money and savings. as u can see life in london is very expensive. My friends have to pay for 100 GBP a week for only a small room. I dont recommend you to go to london because life there is not as good as other people might see it. Unless you are a professional then moving to London would be a better option for you.
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8 Jan 07
London itself, complete no. Don't live actually in the city unless you're the managing director of a fair sized company! However, towns and cities on the outskirts could be a good idea but houses prices over here are very expensive so either buy or rent a flat, but don't expect it to be in London itself (the idea of living in London seemed so ridiculus to me I didn't even bother saying so in my other post, sorry!)
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• China
8 Jan 07
thnx for that comment.well you're right i just can't move to another country without money.but more i dont like to go home without money as well.how about my 2 children?ive tried to find a job here but so low salary.i graduated college bachelor of science in midwifey but not registered.i didnt take board exam coz some reasonable reasons.i can do any job it will be just for the sake of my children.
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8 Jan 07
What I would say is that sometimes London is overrated and I would be careful of that. Employers can be very guarded against foriegn employees with foriegn qualifications. However, on the upside, you say you live in China? Well, I don't know what job you have there but many employers here recognise that China is a growning country and business experience in China could be very beneficial for you here (in the UK). Another possiblity is work as a tranlator perhaps? As I said, companies here are desperate to do business with China and so many interpreters are needed but I believe Madarin more than Cantonese, I don't know which dialect you speak. I wish you the very best of luck.
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• China
8 Jan 07
thanx alot for your comment..im working as a private secretary of an indian business man here in china.yes mandarin is commonly used here but sad to say i dont know how to speak mandarin coz im just 4months here.communication is so hard in this country.my salary is too low on the other hand my boss is giving up his business here in china coz he had hard times to manage it because of his accident last year.he told me to find another job because his going back in his own country
• China
9 Jan 07
i have the same problem i think to slove my problem
@smacksman (6074)
8 Jan 07
London is not a nice place to work. I did it for years and it has got worse. California sounds like a great place or maybe Canada.
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@cutepenguin (6448)
• Canada
8 Jan 07
YOu might be best off finishing up your education before your current job ends. That way you can look for a job in your field. Moving to another country without a support system or money isn't a very good idea. It's hard to get a job.
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@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
8 Jan 07
Yes it is very hard to go to London or the USA unless you know someone there that could help you, that would be lovely if you could find someone on here as for myself I do not live in either of these 2 countries so I cannot help you, so hopefully you receive some good advice or someone that would help you with your problem here.
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@anjuscor (1266)
• India
9 Jan 07
Here is my questions. Why would you like to work in some other countries. Work for your country and earn and live happily. Even i like to do the same. But i am like you. I dont have financial background to go on it, so i just think for sometime and realise, we should always want things as we can get them. We cant look for something which we cant do. We will end up with angry, unsatisfaction and unhappy. So let us not think about something, which is not possible for us. It is miracle, if someone helps us in getting over there. I wish you all the best. Try to move to usa inside yoru company you working. Like IBM, i work for IBM, but after 1 year i can move anywhere i want. They let us go and they provide everything.
• China
13 Jan 07
working in other country is a big opportunity for me as well big help for my family.whatever kind of work it will be ill do it just for them,clean & descent job ofcourse.ofcourse nothing is the same working in own country but my country (philippines)has a bad economy.eventhough i've graduated from college i have a very low salary not enough for our daily expences specially im a single mom having 2kids.im taking all the risks going out of the country just for the sake of my children to give thm brighter future.
@tanya6 (333)
9 Jan 07
you are just like the rest of us we all want to fulfill our dreams but really london has alot of bad people so i would suggest that you go through the proper channels to access this country if you are from china i am sure you will be able to get the appropriate paperwork to come here.also you could try to apply to companies from the uk using your pc english companies are always keen to expand. good luck with it i hope you do find what your are looking for but please remember to always go through the proper channels for coming to this country as you dont want to end up as another sad statistic with no home and no help from our government. really if i could help you in any way i would as i know how it feels to want to provide for your family but always getting nowhere
• India
9 Jan 07
Well be more assertive. Good luck to you as you are aiming ti make it good. look at all your resources which can then be converted into your assets commercially & you will make it anywhere in the world. I assume you are Chinese, maybe you should think about teaching Chinese as a language, maybe you should see your cooking skills, your sewing, embriodery, skills which can all transform into revenue, You couls start selling home cooked meals. or start making chinese outfits as party wear, or embroider chinese motuifs on table napkins, aprons, etc & try merchandising these. Well just sit back & write out all your skills. You'll be surprised what you will be able to achieve.
@anne_143god (5390)
• Philippines
9 Jan 07
It's right for you that you post your problem here I hope somebody will help you and respond on your concern.
• India
9 Jan 07
It's nice to know that you are interested in making a better future for yourself & your daughters! You do need to find out what are your strenghts which you will then be able to convert into your resources. You could be a good cook, you could do great embriodery, sew well, teach Chinese as a foreign language. Think of all the things you can do & make a list of things that can be commercialised. Sure you will succeed! All the best!
• United States
9 Jan 07
look on the internet. The internet is an amazing source for information and technology. You are able to find so much and really broaden your search. There are a lot of sites out that dont charge fees to join or search. Keep looking and you will find the right avenue. Dont give up.
@blueman (16513)
• India
9 Jan 07
work - work
why do you want to work in london, for me i am satisfied with my work where i am and i don't think i am prepared to move anywhere.
@musha_ali (391)
• Pakistan
9 Jan 07
Spiderman - one of the view of spider man...............
i had never gone.......
• United States
9 Jan 07
I myself have thought about possibly going to another country to live - but it's not an easy thing to do, there is a lot to take into consideration with such a move. I recentlyvisited Ireland and thought about how great it might be to live there, but - I don't have any money - I don't even have that much available credit. What I do have is 50 thousand dollars in student loans to pay off... I currently live in the United States, and it isn't an easy process for a person here to even contemplate moving to another state without already knowing someone who might be able to help them with the move. I really didn't help you, but just realize it isn't easy and if you have no money now, you will have less after the move and if you are unhappy with being there and you have no family with the expendable money to bring you back you might be stuck in a foreign country with not so foreign financial problems....
@cheenlly (3483)
• Philippines
9 Jan 07
the main problem is financial, so in your situation the only thing that you can do is temporarily while your aiming to work in london, right now just save little by little for the fees while your working in china because no one could help you but yourself. Until you reach the specific amount that is needed then you can apply to agencies be sure its legal so its not a waste of time,effort and money. YOu just have to hold on for that dream, strive hard to achieve unless their are good samaritan who can help you out to work there then thats more better, who knows there might be. So while working in china, you have to save if you really want to pursue it.
@123mosco (629)
• Nigeria
8 Jan 07
how can i go?