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Re: Emigration options

Unread post by HJK 414 » Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:24 am

Theuns v V wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:12 am

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My absolute dreamjob is with the Vintage Aviator in NZ, but it will be hard to convince someone to give me a chance unless I can find someone that knows my work to ask someone there to atleast just chat to me.
An email alone sent frm me to them (or other countries) may just end up in the spam filter or such.

……………... or go over to go speak directly to those folk and show them what I can do

I have some homework to do...
Thanx for all the input sofar :)

Theuns,

The email trajectory is the only way to prepare for such a trip.
Going over and hoping that the "right guy" is in the office - is taking your luck to the brink.
You may turn up and he is on holiday - or long weekend off or sick - or overseas ……...

Find out who is in charge (can cost you a phone call - ask who to send the email to)
Send an Email - describe what you can do - and that you are looking for a position.
They may respond and ask you to come over and show what you can do - combine it with a holiday ......
If there are none available - you will receive that answer and you can save yourself the trip
If you do not get an answer - re-send the email ……….. persistence is often valued !!

These guy's all work in a small market - and know each other globally.
In the email - ask for a referral to others if they do not have a position available.

Good luck

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Re: Emigration options

Unread post by Theuns v V » Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:05 am

I will defenately not go over and hope for the best, I will first do some homework and line up a few leads before I do so.

I have just now sent a mail to the guys at vintage aviator, only adress I got was for general enqueries but I hope if they find it interesting they will forward it to the relevant person.

Now I am interested to see what happens, the worst they can do to say they are not interested but then atleast I konw.

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Unread post by paulw » Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:56 am

If you you dont have it already, join Skype or Talk360 and make some direct phone calls to local phones instead of Skype to Skype. You can also via Skype for $10 pm setup a local number in NZ where people can call you and it get route to your Skype on your cellphone

Thats what I did. So much faster getting the right people and then email after that once comms started.
Often people miss emails if they dont know the sender.
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Re: Emigration options

Unread post by Mike Tango » Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:06 am

Theuns v V wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:05 am
I will defenately not go over and hope for the best, I will first do some homework and line up a few leads before I do so.

I have just now sent a mail to the guys at vintage aviator, only adress I got was for general enqueries but I hope if they find it interesting they will forward it to the relevant person.

Now I am interested to see what happens, the worst they can do to say they are not interested but then atleast I konw.

T
Have you thought of trying the same with AvSpecs - the guys that do Warbird restorations at Ardmore Airfield S/E of Auckland? Something similar to Vintage Aviator, but 'perhaps' (I don't truly know, hence the quotes...) with a larger international customer base, i.e. maybe more chance of them looking? They have been involved with some work for US-based owners such as the recent Mosquito build for Kermit Weeks and there's definitely been Fewer newsworthy & somewhat negative issues coming from there over the last few years than from Vintage Aviator ... (Google will tell the story)
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Unread post by Theuns v V » Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:19 am

I have read about the Fraud charges against the director IIRC at vinbtage aviator, I am not sure if the whole company has been shut down over it.
Thanx for the lead on the other guys, I will most certainly look into that aswell :)
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Re: Emigration options

Unread post by ou toppie » Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:47 pm

HJK 414 wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:32 am
richard C wrote:
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Hi HJK 414

Do you speak Spanish ? If not, how do you manage without it ?

German ? Dutch ?

Hey Richard,

I speak enough Spanish to get by in a day to day conversation (there are always phrases and words that escape you)
I insist to speak Spanish when I enter a shop - restaurant or council office - if only to learn.
The most used word is "lentamiente" (slowly !!) - as the Spaniards have a way to speak in a warp-drive speed that defies any comprehension by a foreigner - so when asked to slow down it normally goes fine ……
Hi JK
Hope you don't mind but just a quick word to help future residents of Spain from SA in case they don't settle near you
Your translation of "slowly" applies only in Catalonia, as lentamiente is Catalan for slowly(in Spanish it translates as something to do with Lens'es)
Down here in the southwest the word is "despacio" and if you say "mas despacio por favour" down on the coast they immediately change to English, whereas up in the pueblo's they do try to slow down but then tend to forget that they were supposed to be speaking slowly.
Spanish; A wonderful language to listen to and very easy on the ears.

Just as a point of interest "despacio" translated into Catalan is "a poc a poc"
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Unread post by HJK 414 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:03 pm

Hi there OT,

Of course I do not mind - you are right - we have a lot of Catalan in our area.
Almost everything from the French border thru to around Cartagena has the same ……

But you are correct - there are various dialects in Spain
Perhaps this little map will help.

spain languages.png



The vernacular languages of Spain:
Spanish official; (spoken all over the country)
Catalan, co-official
Basque, co-official
Galician, co-official
Asturian (and Leonese), recognised but not official
(Aranese), Occitan co-official

Aragonese, recognised but not official

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Re: Emigration options

Unread post by Fransw » Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:23 pm

HJK 414 wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:03 pm
Hi there OT,

Of course I do not mind - you are right - we have a lot of Catalan in our area.
Almost everything from the French border thru to around Cartagena has the same ……

But you are correct - there are various dialects in Spain
Perhaps this little map will help.


spain languages.png




The vernacular languages of Spain:
Spanish official; (spoken all over the country)
Catalan, co-official
Basque, co-official
Galician, co-official
Asturian (and Leonese), recognised but not official
(Aranese), Occitan co-official

Aragonese, recognised but not official

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Nice infograph! :mrgreen:
What about free trade/tax zones in Spain mainland? Or is it only Ceuta & Melilla.
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Unread post by paulw » Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:10 pm

I never knew about these Free trade zones in Spain. Interesting.

https://www.healyconsultants.com/spain- ... ree-zones/
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Unread post by Fransw » Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:27 pm

paulw wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:10 pm
I never knew about these Free trade zones in Spain. Interesting.

https://www.healyconsultants.com/spain- ... ree-zones/
Yes, you will be surprised how many countries have such zones. Boris for example is busy approving six zones in the UK..
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Unread post by paulw » Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:49 am

Might be route for some:

EU Blue card similar to USA Green Card

https://www.apply.eu/BlueCard/

And

http://extranjeros.mitramiss.gob.es/es/ ... INGLES.pdf
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Unread post by Fransw » Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:51 am

Where to go, where to go..
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Unread post by richard C » Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:05 am

Africa looks pretty !!
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Unread post by Fransw » Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:14 am

richard C wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:05 am
Africa looks pretty !!
At least we are colourful! Like a Smartie box.. :?
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Unread post by paulw » Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:54 pm

Thanks for sharings Fransw, very interesting alternative to some others.
Interesting to see that Portugal is ranked higher than Spain. Wonder why?
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