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March 30, 2014, 06:43:56 AMReply #15 on

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March 30, 2014, 06:48:25 AMReply #16 on

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Thank you :) Needing all the luck I can get.

(I'm wondering whether my being born on a Friday 13th is helping here ... ;))

March 31, 2014, 02:16:07 AMReply #17 on

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Good luck to you!! Friday 13th is your birthday?? :)) you must be lucky!
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March 31, 2014, 03:19:26 AMReply #18 on

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steamsmyclams, good luck to you! How is it going?

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March 31, 2014, 02:31:22 PMReply #19 on

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Hi Cleo, it's still going fairly slowly sadly. It's a case of fits and starts. In a week I'll get a handful of emails asking me questions and my CV with promises of Skype interviews. But then nothing ever comes of them. Then there will be other weeks where I just don't hear anything :(

I'm not currently formulating a Plan B. Going to approach my current employer about working remotely. They already have a few employees working remotely, so it's not totally unheard of. IF they agree, hoping to head out to Bahrain in May. And then continue the job hunt while I'm there. Hopefully, while I'm physically there, and still earning, it might be a bit easier to find a job there.

If that's still not fruitful, I do have an option of going contract/freelance. Maybe.

April 01, 2014, 05:31:11 AMReply #20 on

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It is a good idea to work remotely first. Don't give up! I am sure you'll find a job in Bahrain.

April 01, 2014, 05:41:35 AMReply #21 on

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Everything will be ok! The most important that you not give up - continue and your will succeed.
I believe in you :)
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April 01, 2014, 05:43:03 AMReply #22 on

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By the way, I forgot to ask why do you want to move to Bahrain from London? Many people like living in London.
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April 01, 2014, 03:35:14 PMReply #23 on

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Well, first hurdle sort of cleared. The manager said she would be okay with me working remotely. I just need clearance from the one, one level up. Waiting to hear about that.

@Anna - My OH is currently in Bahrain and it's likely that he'll be in Bahrain for at the very least the next two years. More than likely, more. We've done long distance for nearly a year. Be nice to close the distance!

April 02, 2014, 06:03:49 AMReply #24 on

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Great news! Hope the respond from level up will be positive as well :)
Oh, I see... It is hard to be on such a distance from your love... Skype or Viber can help to see or hear your close people but nothing can replace hugs or kisses.
So you just have to move to Bahrain :) I believe that you'll be there very soon.
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April 03, 2014, 02:15:37 PMReply #25 on

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Skype and Google Hangouts have been our mainstay this past year, or so. Be nice  to close that gap soon though.

Still waiting to hear back from senior management  :o

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April 07, 2014, 02:39:07 PMReply #27 on

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Good news! Got the okay to work remotely!

Will be heading Bahrain-side next month :D

April 08, 2014, 04:29:28 AMReply #28 on

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Wow! Congratulations!!! I am so glad for you!!! This this really good news. So I'll be waiting news from your from Bahrain :)))
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April 08, 2014, 04:30:44 AMReply #29 on

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