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    Guest Lisado

    Dear all

     

    Is it just me or has anyone else lost all concentration at work here in the UK. I feel like I have handed in my notice and just waiting for my last day to come :biglaugh: however, in reality I have no idea when my last day will come, having just filed our visa application.

     

    I just can't get motivated and I am so bored (even though I have a pile of work to do )

     

    I keep checking on this forum and my emails when I know I shouldn't be doing that at work.:skeptical:

     

    Anyone out there feel the same????????????

     

    Lisa

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    Guest Lulujim

    Oh my God - yes! We have our visa, and have just got to sit it our until May for several reasons... so we're trying to carry on like there's nothing different and keeping this huuuuge secret.

    I just want to pack up my house and go, NOW!!!!! :jiggy::jiggy:

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    You need a job like mine Lisa, I sit at home on my sofa all day flitting inbetween PIA, facebook and work. Even with such an easy life I still cant wait to jack it all in, once you know you are going you just cant wait to get there!

    January really is a depressing month in the UK so, its so grey all the time, I have no motivation to do anything but look at houses on realestate.com

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    I have no motivation to do anything but look at houses on realestate.com

     

    So that's why the website is so slow these days !!!:biglaugh:

     

    My other favourites are www.xe.com (to see how much the value of the pound is plummeting:arghh:) and www.domain.com.au. I find it's quicker than realestate, and it takes you straight into Streetview which is great, but it doesn't seem to have so many properties on there. Should do some housework I suppose.....

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    Guest nikkip2009

    Yeah im the same to be honest i just want that notification saying yes u can go tomorrow. :D We lodged our application last week so roughly in the same position as you. Me and DH hope it doesnt take to long and on the up we have 2 house viewings on Sat. We dropped the price quite a bit but we just want it sold so when we do get the visas we can go. I been going on this site a lot more since putting the main visa part in and keep checking my emails. I also live on facebook lol dont know why never much interesting on there just habit i guess.

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    Guest Lisado

    No one knows at work either so cant chat about it. Yes I need a job at home. Iwork in a library in a law firm so you can imagine the excitement :huh:

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    No one knows at work either so cant chat about it. Yes I need a job at home. Iwork in a library in a law firm so you can imagine the excitement :huh:

     

    Thrilling, I can imagine:daydreaming:

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    So that's why the website is so slow these days !!!:biglaugh:

     

    My other favourites are www.xe.com (to see how much the value of the pound is plummeting:arghh:) and www.domain.com.au. I find it's quicker than realestate, and it takes you straight into Streetview which is great, but it doesn't seem to have so many properties on there. Should do some housework I suppose.....

     

    Oh Anne, I've never heard of domain.com.au , now you've given me another one to obsess over!

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    Hi, I handed my notice in last week and what a good feeling, just can't wait to go now. Feel a little guilty at times as friends and family keep saying that they expected us to change our minds and not go. Sorry, never an option, I decided before I applied for my job. Less than 7 weeks to go and only 7 shifts left at work due to holidays and time owing.:):):)

     

    Jo x

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    Oh Anne, I've never heard of domain.com.au , now you've given me another one to obsess over!

     

    If you go into the Property Report section (on domain.com.au), you can enter a suburb in Suburb Profile and it gives you lots of interesting demographic stuff like house prices, age distribution (it is full of pensioners or kids?), country of origin, marital status etc etc which gives you an idea of what kind of people live there, compared with the average for Adelaide as a whole.

     

    All interesting stuff!! Hope the website doesn't slow down too much now! :biglaugh:

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    YES! I'm the exact same! Especially since I heard they hope to have 475's a case officer by 13th Feb! I sit at work counting hours until Feb 13th, even tho I am very doubtful they'll manage it!

     

    AND I'M RACKED WITH GUILT! I had to lie to colleagues who asked me what I was up to Monday (medical) and why I had lost so much weight (for my medical). I'm not sure I can do this anymore, but at the same time no point in telling people until the visa is in my hands! I'd probably jinx it! I have gone mad!

     

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    Dear all

     

    Is it just me or has anyone else lost all concentration at work here in the UK. I feel like I have handed in my notice and just waiting for my last day to come :biglaugh: however, in reality I have no idea when my last day will come, having just filed our visa application.

     

    I just can't get motivated and I am so bored (even though I have a pile of work to do )

     

    I keep checking on this forum and my emails when I know I shouldn't be doing that at work.:skeptical:

     

    Anyone out there feel the same????????????

     

    Cannot conentrate on life never mind work , so depressed having just had a wonderful 5 weeks in Adelaide with best friends, validating our visas , now back in the dreary uk.

    I shouldnt be heeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrreeeeeeeee

     

    Louise

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    Guest ReadyPenny

    Here Here! I finished work at Christmas and cannot motivate myself to do anything!! We are counting down now until 23 feb and I have HEAPS to do but cant be bothered either!

     

    I want scotty to just beam me up and then I can be there

     

    Mandy

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    Guest DeNLyN

    hi jo,just reading your post, just wondering if you are a nurse, and applied through O grady peyton, if that's the case we're both in the same shoe, but the only thing is you got your visa but mine still waiting. If you dont mind, can you tell me what additional info does DIAC want from you, cos we lodged our visa application november 22 and up to now we're still waiting.Hope you dont mind, many thanks,regards.

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    Here Here! I finished work at Christmas and cannot motivate myself to do anything!! We are counting down now until 23 feb and I have HEAPS to do but cant be bothered either!

     

    I want scotty to just beam me up and then I can be there

     

    Mandy

     

    Here Here ! I have handed in my notice 3 times this week , and they are reluctant to accept it,:o I have told them I have a flight booked for the 21/2/2009,and will be on it.:biglaugh:

    I get home each day and we seem to be getting no-where , with packing etc , just dealing with the c**p of every day living this country has to offer us all :arghh:

    David

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    If you go into the Property Report section (on domain.com.au), you can enter a suburb in Suburb Profile and it gives you lots of interesting demographic stuff like house prices, age distribution (it is full of pensioners or kids?), country of origin, marital status etc etc which gives you an idea of what kind of people live there, compared with the average for Adelaide as a whole.

     

    All interesting stuff!! Hope the website doesn't slow down too much now! :biglaugh:

    Where did you live when you were in Adelaide Anne? Do you think you will go back or is it not a decision you are making any time soon? I dont suppose there is any rush really???

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    Guest Lisado

    I was really bad today. Everytime my boss went out the library, I was madly bringing up Poms on my PC and then trying to close it down again when she came in - had a panic in case she saw all the smileys on the screen ;)

     

    I think since we have sent in our final visa docs (I hope anyway) I am just restless - fingers crossed for 13 feb (and its a Friday:wideeyed:)

     

     

    Tomorrow I must do some work (and stamp some books - not!!! :D)

     

    Lisa

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    Where did you live when you were in Adelaide Anne? Do you think you will go back or is it not a decision you are making any time soon? I dont suppose there is any rush really???

     

    Hi Denise,

     

    We rented in Glenelg (both north and south) and also house-sat for 2 lots of friends in Semaphore and Payneham. My husband was brought up in the Seaton/Grange area and ideally we would move back to Grange/Henley/West lakes area (but they have got so expensive). It's where the in-laws are and my husband knows so many people there through Grange Surf Club. If it wasn't for the housing market we would probably be there by now as we went over last Easter and came back saying we were going to make the move for definate. But I suppose we have just been put off, not sure if we will sell the house and a bit worried on the job front. We thought we would wait and see what happens with the housing market but it just seems to go from bad to worse!!:arghh: However I feel in limbo because I know we are not going to be here too much longer. We really want to be there before our eldest starts secondary school, so we have just over 18 months to make the move. I see you are not going till June, sounds like ages but will probably go really quick. I reckon Adelaide house prices will have started dropping a bit more by then so it might be good timing. Good luck. What areas are you looking at ?

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    Guest happy feet
    Here Here! I finished work at Christmas and cannot motivate myself to do anything!! We are counting down now until 23 feb and I have HEAPS to do but cant be bothered either!

     

    I want scotty to just beam me up and then I can be there

     

    Mandy

     

    Hi Mandy,

    I feel the same as you, i finished work on Monday morning and have so much too do before we go... 11 days to go. I really can't be bother, keep shopping and thinking " I'll wait for Darren to finish work Friday" before i start doing anything.. Darren's brother coming over form America for the week before we go and his mum thinks we gonna be spending all week with them, doesn't seem to realise that we have a whole life to sort out and a house to get ready for renting!!!!!

     

    Keep smiling and i'm sure it will be worth it...

     

    cara xx

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    Guest ems

    3 days at work left for me. Late tomorrow, night Monday and night Wednesday. All my time is spent either on PIA, FB, realestate or domain. Night shifts are the worst as have more time to spare but tomorrow i'll be rushed of my feet so doubt i'll get a chance on the internet. I think it's only natural to lose interest at work, lets just say i think we all have more important things on our minds.

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    YES! I'm the exact same! Especially since I heard they hope to have 475's a case officer by 13th Feb! I sit at work counting hours until Feb 13th, even tho I am very doubtful they'll manage it!

     

    AND I'M RACKED WITH GUILT! I had to lie to colleagues who asked me what I was up to Monday (medical) and why I had lost so much weight (for my medical). I'm not sure I can do this anymore, but at the same time no point in telling people until the visa is in my hands! I'd probably jinx it! I have gone mad!

     

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

     

    When we were in the process to emigrate (we have been in Australia nearly 2 years now) I told my employers and they appeared to be supportive of me, my manager even started telling me how she was looking into going to NZ with her family and then they sacked me for 'not being commited to the organisation' and escorted me out of the building!! They did it 2 weeks before I had 1 years service so I could make a claim against them, so there was nothing I could do.

     

    Needless to say I learnt my lesson and the next job I got I said nothing until I resigned and they were not happy, but at that point we had still not got in and I had a mortgage to pay and ended up working there for 8 months, so could not sit unemployed for 8 months.

     

    On the other hand my partners workplace could not have been more supportive and wrote references etc and he still keeps in touch with them and went back to see them in September when we went back for my brothers wedding.

     

    I have recently been forced to resign from my position in Adelaide as my Grandma died suddenly and I asked for 7 days off work to go back for the UK for the funeral and they refused saying it was not a good time! My manager said to me "your Grandma's dead, you've had time with her, going back for the funeral won't change anything", so I resigned and went back for the funeral to be with my family. Who wants to work with people like that. I think I am jinxed, but hopefully I will get another job soon.

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    hi jo,just reading your post, just wondering if you are a nurse, and applied through O grady peyton, if that's the case we're both in the same shoe, but the only thing is you got your visa but mine still waiting. If you dont mind, can you tell me what additional info does DIAC want from you, cos we lodged our visa application november 22 and up to now we're still waiting.Hope you dont mind, many thanks,regards.

     

     

    Hi DeNLyN,

    Jo's OH here, yes Jo is a nurse and went thru OGP for her interview, the extra info DIAC wanted from us was my Discharge Certificate after 22 years in the Army. Probably to make sure I wasn't deserting!!!!!!, Once they received it, it only took 3 weeks to get the Visa Grant. Keep your chin up they must be working their way thru them now, so expect that email any time! Good Luck

    Steve

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