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posted on Jun, 26 2013 @ 09:58 AM
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Me and my family are going to move to UK, Southampton from Eastern Europe. We have airline tickets for next week. We're bringing along 200 euros with us to survive while we find jobs. Any tips?




posted on Jun, 26 2013 @ 10:05 AM
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Yes I have a good tip, DON'T COME, 90% of people coming to the UK wont find work now, mostly because firms are getting rid of staff not taking them on, plus 200 euro wont last you a week, let alone time to find work, remember the UK Gov wont let ANYONE have ANY payments of benefit now unless you have done a min of 6 months work in the UK.
All over the UK we see East European people sleeping rough in shop doorways and dykes or sheds, if you think it is easy to survive in the UK the last 3 years your kidding yourself.



posted on Jun, 26 2013 @ 10:16 AM
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I agree, 200 euros? have you checked our new laws concerning coming over here? you will be lucky getting past passport control tbh.
You will not be able to claim benefits for at least 6 months, which country are you coming from? what trade are you in? because many here are finding it hard to get full time employment.
Good luck either way but the UK is not the place of milk and honey anymore.



posted on Jun, 26 2013 @ 10:16 AM
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200 euros is a weeks shopping for your family rental of a house/flat 1000 pm plus deposit . things are bad in the south of england .

people are actually paying to get trafficked OUT of england it is that bad ???
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stay where you are at least you will have friends around you this is not the land of milk and honey some think



posted on Jun, 26 2013 @ 10:20 AM
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Bring more money, a lot more.

Jobs are very scarce at the moment - finding work will probably take at least a month (can do recruitment agency work in the meantime but there's no guarantee of regular working hours). 200E won't last more than a week sadly and the average landlord would require at least 800E (deposit + one months rent) and proof of a job for a basic flat.

All the best though.



posted on Jun, 26 2013 @ 10:26 AM
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Originally posted by omass
Me and my family are going to move to UK, Southampton from Eastern Europe. We have airline tickets for next week. We're bringing along 200 euros with us to survive while we find jobs. Any tips?


Dont bother move to Germany is my anwnser.

UK you will be lucky to find work with in a month, most likley you will be waiting 6 months or a year depending on your skills!

You will also face alot of intolerance from us natives as there are a lot that blame our lack of jobs on Eastern Europeans, do you want to subject your children to that? Its not something I beleive but there are plenty that do and some of them are pretty nasty and thugish.

And you wont be able to claim benifits either (dont listen to the rumours).

And 200 Euros? You would be lucky if it lasts you a week in the south east.

Im afraid you looking at a hostile Country, thats over populated, has no jobs and is overpriced.

I would look else were if you want to move.

Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Netherlands and even France are your best bets.
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posted on Jun, 26 2013 @ 10:27 AM
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I hope you mistyped saying €200, you need a minimum of €2000. Getting to interviews, getting a uk mobile/sim card, accommodation/food etc. even if you get a job straight away(more likely to take a few months) you will have to wait probably 6weeks to get your first months pay.
Good luck but England is full of eastern Europeans sleeping in tents, on park benches etc because there are no jobs



posted on Jun, 26 2013 @ 10:28 AM
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a pack of 20 cigs costs 9 euro a pack of tobacco 15 euro train ticket 30 miles 15 euro .

200 euro will last you one day with family
unless you have already job and home sell tickets fast



posted on Jun, 26 2013 @ 10:30 AM
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The only tip i could give is see if you can get the tickets refunded

Unless you fancy sleeping on the streets, eating via raiding restaurant bins and begging on a street corner as 200 euro's will be gone in no time as you'll lose some when converting it to sterling, and thats before you get the local nutters deciding to give you a good kicking and stealing everything you own etc



posted on Jun, 26 2013 @ 10:54 AM
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Ok...



remember the UK Gov wont let ANYONE have ANY payments of benefit now unless you have done a min of 6 months work in the UK


I'm not coming here for benefits. I'm willing to work my a$$ off, not expecting any benefits at all.




90% of people coming to the UK wont find work now


If I stay here, I'll be homeless by winter because the wage is 200 euros and it costs 200 euros just for heating in winter. I live in a 5-storey apartament building so heating is not optional.




if you think it is easy to survive in the UK the last 3 years your kidding yourself


Who said I thought it would be easy?




I agree, 200 euros? have you checked our new laws concerning coming over here? you will be lucky getting past passport control tbh


Latvia is in the EU, all I have to do is to show them my passport.




which country are you coming from? what trade are you in?


I'm from Latvia. I have no degrees/trade whatsoever.




You will also face alot of intolerance from us natives as there are a lot that blame our lack of jobs on Eastern Europeans, do you want to subject your children to that?


My country isn't perfect either. After the referendum on Russian language, it's gotten very tense. Ecspecially with those 16th March Nazi SS Legion Marches in the capital sponsored by the gov't (100% legal and they are called "Legionnaire Rememberance Day".





local nutters deciding to give you a good kicking and stealing everything you own etc


I don't think I look like a guy who looks like easy prey...



posted on Jun, 26 2013 @ 11:02 AM
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Originally posted by omass
I'm not coming here for benefits. I'm willing to work my a$$ off, not expecting any benefits at all.

But if there is no work you cant work your arse off and there is no benifits so you wont get any money.



Originally posted by omass
If I stay here, I'll be homeless by winter because the wage is 200 euros and it costs 200 euros just for heating in winter. I live in a 5-storey apartament building so heating is not optional.

It will cost you £400 for heating most likey over here and your rent will be higher too. Why not consider Germany or one of the EU countrys that are doing far better?



Originally posted by omass
Who said I thought it would be easy?

But why bother when another EU country would be better? You will still be homeless by winter if you move here so why bother?

Originally posted by omass
Latvia is in the EU, all I have to do is to show them my passport.

Then you have far better options in other EU country. Look at Germany they are doing rather well.

Originally posted by omass
I have no degrees/trade whatsoever.

Then you stand no chance. Im pretty sure you will be homeless in a month if not sooner as most people with no qualifications are waiting 6 months or more for work.


Originally posted by omass
My country isn't perfect either. After the referendum on Russian language, it's gotten very tense. Ecspecially with those 16th March Nazi SS Legion Marches in the capital sponsored by the gov't (100% legal and they are called "Legionnaire Rememberance Day".



local nutters deciding to give you a good kicking and stealing everything you own etc


It may no be as bad over here but there are countrys less tense than the UK.

we are not trying to be rude only telling you the truth. The UK is not the place you want to be right now.There are far better options. If you move here you will still end up in the same situation as you would do in latvia only you would be far from home too.
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posted on Jun, 26 2013 @ 11:05 AM
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You are having a laugh mate


200 euro's, what you gonna do with that??......or are you only visiting for a couple of days??



posted on Jun, 26 2013 @ 11:10 AM
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i met a latvian who fell on hard times over in scotland my friends had to get him a ticket home it was that bad .

the local authority refused him emergency help gave him a bus ticket to london to the latvian embassy .

when he got there they let him use the phone and that was it ??

the whole of europe is in a bad way people in this country cannot afford to heat homes in the winter and things are only getting worse you have a roof at the moment think about it more .

it is a big gamble you take not one i would



posted on Jun, 26 2013 @ 11:13 AM
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Originally posted by billdadobbie


it is a big gamble you take not one i would



You may as well go into a casino, go to a roulette table and put that 200 Euros on one number and hope for a big win



posted on Jun, 26 2013 @ 11:15 AM
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Any tips?

Listen to the advice you asked for , this is no land of milk and honey .
In the end you will make your own choice , I wish you luck .



posted on Jun, 26 2013 @ 11:15 AM
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Then what is a good place to move? I mean USA is going south Australia and Canada not sure



posted on Jun, 26 2013 @ 11:18 AM
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Originally posted by crazyewok

Originally posted by billdadobbie


it is a big gamble you take not one i would



You may as well go into a casino, go to a roulette table and put that 200 Euros on one number and hope for a big win
go into a bookies and stick the whole lot on THE BROWN HORSE hardly ever loses come on the brown horse



posted on Jun, 26 2013 @ 11:26 AM
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Originally posted by starwarsisreal
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Then what is a good place to move? I mean USA is going south Australia and Canada not sure


Well in the EU he has 27 countrys to choose from.

Somewhere like Demark, Germany and Finland or Sweden are doing better than the UK at the moment and would provide much better oppotunitys than overpopulated, broke UK.



posted on Jun, 26 2013 @ 11:59 AM
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But if there is no work you cant work your arse off and there is no benifits so you wont get any money


But there are lots of jobs on the site I checked...besides...I have family in Littlehampton who will help us get set up. I sort of forgot to mention that little part :3




But why bother when another EU country would be better? You will still be homeless by winter if you move here so why bother?


Because they taught us english in school :S...Besides, again, I forgot to mention we have family there.




It may no be as bad over here but there are countrys less tense than the UK


UK seems the best choice, even if I didn't have family there.




when he got there they let him use the phone and that was it ??


These Latvian "embassies" are nothing more than the place where the top guys put their family so they can soak up the cash. Reminds me of when a Lithuanian plane had a guy who had a heart attack (or something serious) and they stopped their plane in Tajikistan. Turns out they had to request permission to land and the pilot was sued. The Lithuanian embassador: If the guy is guilty, he'll spend jailtime...That's the only thing he said.





land of milk and honey



posted on Jun, 26 2013 @ 12:04 PM
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Family if they can put you up may help.


I know the site has lots of jobs listed but it deciving

A lot of sites put fake jobs up or recycle old jobs so it looks like they have more than you think and you use them.

Also for every job you look at you will have maybe 100 to 400 others competeing against you.


And well the country is overpopulated.


Honnestly I would look at other options.





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