Move to California

  • dragonsxx

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    Aug 16, 2012 6:18 PM GMT
    Any idea on how to move to the US for work? I am a marketer for P&G in Geneva (with MBA and M.Sc. in Econ) and would love to move to California.
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    Aug 16, 2012 6:45 PM GMT
    P&G.. Procter & Gamble?
  • Import

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    Aug 16, 2012 6:47 PM GMT
    Find a job that will sponsor you for a visa. Or find a man that will take u in and sponsor you.

    Or, just come and never leave and stay illegally. Millions do it. icon_smile.gif
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    Aug 16, 2012 10:00 PM GMT
    California is very expensive so be prepared for that. Have your employer sponsor you if you can.
  • WhoDey

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    Aug 16, 2012 10:07 PM GMT
    Why do so many people want to move to the US? This isn't a knock on my country that I love, but I'm always curious if people have a compelling reason to move here? Or just for fun? I assume you have a high quality of life being a marketer for P&G (Proctor & Gamble?).
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    Aug 16, 2012 11:29 PM GMT
    H1-B.

    And, if you go to work for a not-for-profit research entity, you can apply for an H1-B visa "cap exempt".
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    Aug 17, 2012 1:41 AM GMT
    WhoDey saidWhy do so many people want to move to the US? This isn't a knock on my country that I love, but I'm always curious if people have a compelling reason to move here? Or just for fun? I assume you have a high quality of life being a marketer for P&G (Proctor & Gamble?).
    There are more social freedoms here. The US is a hot spot for young people to come, get their krunk on, and then go back to their home country to their boring routine lives. When I took some night classes at a local community college, my class was full of Japanese students here on a student visa. Of course they only took like one class per semester at night. They pretty much spend their days partying, shopping, getting high, getting laid, etc.
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    Aug 17, 2012 1:52 AM GMT
    xrichx said
    WhoDey saidWhy do so many people want to move to the US? This isn't a knock on my country that I love, but I'm always curious if people have a compelling reason to move here? Or just for fun? I assume you have a high quality of life being a marketer for P&G (Proctor & Gamble?).
    There are more social freedoms here. The US is a hot spot for young people to come, get their krunk on, and then go back to their home country to their boring routine lives. When I took some night classes at a local community college, my class was full of Japanese students here on a student visa. Of course they only took like one class per semester at night. They pretty much spend their days partying, shopping, getting high, getting laid, etc.


    daaaaamn, that's a sweeet life. Sign me up.
  • Montague

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    Aug 17, 2012 1:58 AM GMT
    Import saidFind a job that will sponsor you for a visa. Or find a man that will take u in and sponsor you.

    Or, just come and never leave and stay illegally. Millions do it. icon_smile.gif


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    Aug 17, 2012 1:58 AM GMT
    Import said
    daaaaamn, that's a sweeet life. Sign me up.
    Yeah, serious. One girl was like in her mid-20's. And she was just here to improve her English and get an American education. Back home, she already has some rich fiance. So basically, this was her last taste of freedom before going back home to take her role as typical Japanese housewife. Kinda felt bad for her.
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    Aug 17, 2012 4:18 AM GMT
    xrichx said
    WhoDey saidWhy do so many people want to move to the US? This isn't a knock on my country that I love, but I'm always curious if people have a compelling reason to move here? Or just for fun? I assume you have a high quality of life being a marketer for P&G (Proctor & Gamble?).
    There are more social freedoms here. The US is a hot spot for young people to come, get their krunk on, and then go back to their home country to their boring routine lives. When I took some night classes at a local community college, my class was full of Japanese students here on a student visa. Of course they only took like one class per semester at night. They pretty much spend their days partying, shopping, getting high, getting laid, etc.


    As iff..idk about the Japs but Europeans come here for higher salaries not for the lame party life. You can't even drink until you are 21.
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    Aug 17, 2012 4:20 AM GMT
    xrichx said
    Import said
    daaaaamn, that's a sweeet life. Sign me up.
    Yeah, serious. One girl was like in her mid-20's. And she was just here to improve her English and get an American education. Back home, she already has some rich fiance. So basically, this was her last taste of freedom before going back home to take her role as typical Japanese housewife. Kinda felt bad for her.


    Why would she get an education if she's not even going to get a job? What a weird bitch.
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    Aug 17, 2012 5:40 AM GMT
    Dj1990 said
    xrichx said
    Import said
    daaaaamn, that's a sweeet life. Sign me up.
    Yeah, serious. One girl was like in her mid-20's. And she was just here to improve her English and get an American education. Back home, she already has some rich fiance. So basically, this was her last taste of freedom before going back home to take her role as typical Japanese housewife. Kinda felt bad for her.


    Why would she get an education if she's not even going to get a job? What a weird bitch.


    Because getting an education is not only about getting a better paying job. And learning english has enormous benefits for anyone anywhere in the world since is the most international language.
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    Aug 17, 2012 5:46 AM GMT
    the first thing you should do it get your medical marijuana card - we have nearly as many dispensarys as we do starbucks
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    Aug 17, 2012 6:09 AM GMT
    Import said1. Find a job that will sponsor you for a visa.

    2. Or find a man that will take u in and sponsor you.

    3. Or, just come and never leave and stay illegally. Millions do it. icon_smile.gif

    Only idea 1 would work.

    No individual person can just "sponsor" someone to immigrate to the US.
    The closest we have to that is you can marry a US woman (not a man), and if you can convince the immigration people that the marriage is not a sham (you have to live together, and they interview you separately after a period of time here.) You can get a green card, allowing you to move here. But it is not automatic, like it is in European countries. People have been known to actually clandestinly compensate the woman for the arrangement.

    3. - Staying illegally is a very bad idea, unless you have independent means. You could never get a real job here, no matter how long you stayed, because no one could hire you without the proper papers.

    If PG will not transfer you to the US, perhaps you could get a job with a PG competitor.

    Except for special employment and student visas, immigration to the US is pretty much restricted to close relatives of citizens (and you have to wait years), refugees, claimants of political asylum, Cubans, and (maybe) Russians - (Russians used to get a free pass - may no longer.) It is unlikely you could qualify for political asylum from Switzerland.

    You could also get a job at the UN, and could stay as long as you worked for the UN.

    There may still be a provision for getting a visa for someone starting a business in the US, and hiring the requisite number of employees.


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    Aug 17, 2012 2:00 PM GMT
    Australia is better dummies.
    Your city probably won't ever be destroyed by an earthquake there.
    Like DUHH.
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    Aug 17, 2012 2:13 PM GMT
    Why do people move to the U.S. instead of Canada?

    Probably because they're dumb enough to believe that the U.S. is the greatest country in the world. Hahahahaha, fuckin' crock of shit.
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    Aug 17, 2012 2:39 PM GMT
    Dj1990 saidAustralia is better dummies.
    Your city probably won't ever be destroyed by an earthquake there.
    Like DUHH.
    maybe not but the hurricanes typhoons fires and flooding will!
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    Aug 17, 2012 2:41 PM GMT
    WhoDey saidWhy do so many people want to move to the US? This isn't a knock on my country that I love, but I'm always curious if people have a compelling reason to move here? Or just for fun? I assume you have a high quality of life being a marketer for P&G (Proctor & Gamble?).


    Have you ever been outside of US? It's a dreamland to everyone out there