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mrb204
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PostPosted: 08-Nov-10 21:30  Reply with quote

I know this is the opposite of expats in the CR, but my boyfriend and I are considering moving to the States (well, for me it's back home, I'm American).

He's 30, and he's never been to the States. So it's a big decision for him to think about. Can anyone recommend any resources or offer words of encouragement? Do you think he'll be able to find a job? He doesn't really have any special training.

Thanks a lot.
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ivos
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PostPosted: 28-Nov-10 3:08  Reply with quote

Hi there!

Moving to the US? With him being a czech, in his thirties and not possessing any specific qualification/ superior skills -- doesnt look too promising to me.

Lifestyle perspective -- if he is a full-featured czech -- adaptation will be difficult, though not impossible.

Where in the US btw?

And why going there in first place? Youre american, right? Yous should better than anyone know whats the situation like there. If dont have something in place for you waiting, its rather a bad move.

Stay in the EU, go to the north, or elsewhere, but stay in the EU, youll be both safer and with a better chances.

on a different note, I am trying to leave this nice country myself Very Happy

happy holidays Cool
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PostPosted: 28-Nov-10 17:56  Reply with quote

Regardless that we have a Commie in the White house, trying to destroy this great country, it's still the best country in the world. So bring him over! Very Happy

The economy isn't great right now, but if he's legal, he'll find a job, it just might not pay well. If he's not legal, it will be much more difficult. I'm in Michigan, one of the worse states in the Union, economically speaking, and my teenage kids have not had a problem finding a job, so the jobs are still out there, they just don't pay that well, but with 2 of you, you can make enough to keep a roof over your head and food on your table. And if you live here like a Czech - refusing to spend money on worthless things like Starbucks coffee everyday, you'll even be able to create a savings.
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Sova
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PostPosted: 15-Dec-10 17:27  Reply with quote

Since, he's never been to the states, I would highly recommend that you consider taking a trip for at least a few weeks or a month or so, to give him some idea of what life is like in the U.S., before making up your mind to just dive into it. I know a lot of Europeans who moved to the U.S. that could have benefitted from even that limited perspective such a short trip could give. Not only would he get some idea about whether or not he would like living here, he could potentially job hunt, and it definitely would help with culture shock.
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PostPosted: 15-Dec-10 19:11  Reply with quote

Some things are weird and different, but what I like most about the US is the space. Everything is bigger, there is planty of space everywhere. Of course places like Chicago and NYC might be an exception (exception confirms the rule, as we say in czech).
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PostPosted: 16-Dec-10 16:40  Reply with quote

I know things are different here but I would be interested see what you consider weird Wink
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PostPosted: 17-Dec-10 21:24  Reply with quote

Alexx, I think your hat on FB is weird! Very Happy Wink
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PostPosted: 18-Dec-10 6:15  Reply with quote

Sure it is, it is from San Francisco Smile
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PostPosted: 18-Dec-10 20:08  Reply with quote

LOL **insert foot in mouth now** Very Happy
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