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armaghniac

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Re: Living here vs USA, 2015
« Reply #180 on: April 04, 2016, 12:37:08 AM »
And its not just American cars. Plenty of foreign brands use red rear indicators in their US models.

And this is despite studies showing the amber ones are safer.

I noticed that Mercedes had a particularly ugly example.

There is a small reason for this, the US regulates the minimum size of lights, while civilised  other nations regulate the brightness. Making the indicator red just makes it easier to fit it all in.
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Re: Living here vs USA, 2015
« Reply #181 on: April 04, 2016, 01:10:08 AM »
Much in the news feeds about these Panama File leaks over there?

Fox, CNN (or Russia Today) not reporting anything worth talking about.....interesting
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Re: Living here vs USA, 2015
« Reply #182 on: April 04, 2016, 10:55:04 AM »
I wouldn't fancy living in the US these days.
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Re: Living here vs USA, 2015
« Reply #183 on: April 06, 2016, 03:46:27 PM »
What is the difference between getting a J1 Visa and just coming out on the 90 day visa you pay for on the ESTA Website? I was just looking it summed up briefly, lot of bullsh*t on those websites. Is having it any better off versus doing it the other way! Obviously the J1 Visa is aimed at students and I can apply for it, but few friends who aren't students are just getting this 90 day visa https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/
If I'm just coming out on it and the club are providing a job for me (probably going to be labouring on site) can I still get a job in bars etc or do you need the social security number that's provided with a J1 Visa?
There just seems to be a lot of hassle registering for the J1 and they have to know where you're staying and be registered and all that jazz!

 
Would a bartender make as much money as your typical lad out for the summer on site?
I've fair bit of bar experience but I'll get by grand with the laboring I'm sure!

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Re: Living here vs USA, 2015
« Reply #184 on: April 06, 2016, 03:51:25 PM »
if you are coming out and the club is getting you a job thats the first thing you DON'T say when you enter the country. You're just here on vacation.  There is no harm in you getting the J1 it's a much safer legitimate route.  construction is your best bet - it's good money and handy hours.  Bar work isn't the same as home. It's all mixed drinks and I don't mean Vodka and coke. If you end up in a bar you'll be waiting tables not mixing drinks so stick to the construction. Get the J1 keep yourself right.
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Re: Living here vs USA, 2015
« Reply #185 on: April 06, 2016, 03:58:28 PM »
What is the difference between getting a J1 Visa and just coming out on the 90 day visa you pay for on the ESTA Website? I was just looking it summed up briefly, lot of bullsh*t on those websites. Is having it any better off versus doing it the other way! Obviously the J1 Visa is aimed at students and I can apply for it, but few friends who aren't students are just getting this 90 day visa https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/
If I'm just coming out on it and the club are providing a job for me (probably going to be labouring on site) can I still get a job in bars etc or do you need the social security number that's provided with a J1 Visa?
There just seems to be a lot of hassle registering for the J1 and they have to know where you're staying and be registered and all that jazz!

 
Would a bartender make as much money as your typical lad out for the summer on site?
I've fair bit of bar experience but I'll get by grand with the laboring I'm sure!

The J1 is a visa. The 90 period you mention is specifically NOT a visa. It's part of the visa waiver program and, as far as I know, is meant for tourism purposes only and you should not be working on it.

If you're caught working without a visa, you'll likely be booted out and not let back in for ten years.
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armaghniac

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Re: Living here vs USA, 2015
« Reply #186 on: April 06, 2016, 03:58:37 PM »
If you are entitled to a visa then surely get one, even if it means filling a few forms. Getting cleared for a visa and complying with it will be helpful in the future too. The problem is that a job is needed in advance for a J1 nowadays and that would mean a legit job, I suppose. The 90 day thing is fine, but then the guy at the airport asks you what are you going to live on for 90 days or whatever and you are on thin ice or immigration show up at the site and you are banned from the US.
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Re: Living here vs USA, 2015
« Reply #187 on: April 13, 2016, 12:36:33 PM »
Cheers for the replies men, probably a stupid question but just wanted to clarify it.

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Re: Living here vs USA, 2015
« Reply #188 on: January 13, 2017, 11:26:37 PM »
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Right finally getting the opportunity to get down to San Diego at the start of February. Looking a hotel near the bar, I seen one called the The Horton Grand Hotel which looks a good deal at $160. Would you recommend any others?