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Who's Your Daddy?



Joined: 30 May 2010
Location: Victoria, Canada.

PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

^^Cheers. Good luck to you.
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swashbuckler



Joined: 20 Nov 2010

PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess the only two jobs available to English teachers who don't want to spend the rest of their lives in Korea are burger flipper or Northern Alberta wilderness oil rig worker.
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Weigookin74



Joined: 26 Oct 2009

PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Who's Your Daddy? wrote:
Yaya wrote:
le-paul wrote:
radcon wrote:
That's funny. Back when the Canadian teachers far outnumbered the Americans the Canadians said it was because Canadians had a sense of adventure and loved to explore new cultures and not because of the poor Canadian economy.


When I first came here, I would say that the majority made the trip out of choice.

The thought of mundane doesn't appeal to everyone...


Yes, as in choosing to move to a place where jobs were easy to get and paying off debt was far easier than back home.

Canada, to me, is STILL an economic basket case.


How long do you think you'll stay here?

I'm not sure Canada (or anywhere) will go back to the 1980s level of economic activity. I had a pretty good job in Canada but I could hardly save anything. That said, I'm heading back soon, because I'm tired of living here (and I don't want to raise my son here - but that's a different topic).

Basically, I'd rather be poor in Canada than rich in Korea. Both of which are probable.


I actually think the unemployment rates (in Canada) in the 1980's and 1990's were higher than they have been during the last 10 to 12 years (even with the Great Recession intervening).
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Weigookin74



Joined: 26 Oct 2009

PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

swashbuckler wrote:
I guess the only two jobs available to English teachers who don't want to spend the rest of their lives in Korea are burger flipper or Northern Alberta wilderness oil rig worker.


How about saving your money while here instead of blowing it and use it to move to a place where the jobs are or take courses or training to get into a good paying field? I may do this myself but still need to climb out of debt before I start saving.
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