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Gul2010



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09/06/2010 01:38

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Hi,



Just wondered if anyone knew how the work situation is in Cyprus. Is it easy for someone from the UK to find work. I have heard the minimum salary is 1200 YTL per month wondered if anyone could shed any light on this - those living/working in sunny Kibris!





Deniz1


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09/06/2010 07:37

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NO! Its not easy at all and the minimum wage is as you said. Also you need a work permit which is not easy to get as the employer has to pay a lot of money. Also the government really push people to employ citizens before foreigners which is fair enough.



StGeorgeI


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09/06/2010 09:35

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That is the minimum wage - going by your name are you Turkish Cypriot? If so then you won't need a work permit - plus if you can speak both turkish and english this will be a great help for you. You could earn quite a bit above the minimum wage worrking in a bank or somewhere that deals with a large number of TC's and ex-pats.



GOOD LUCK,

G



JohnW


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09/06/2010 10:00

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Gul2010



By saying 1200 YTL do you mean or Lira?



fiendishpaul


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09/06/2010 10:15

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Gul



Just to confirm, the minimum monthly wage here is around the 1200TL mark (approx 520 sterling).



Paul



fishh


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09/06/2010 10:21

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GUL ıf you speak turkısh and you are ın n. cyprus please gıve me your contact detaıls



Gul2010



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09/06/2010 18:13

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Hi,



Thanks all yes I meant YTL not sterling although that would be fab. I am a turkish cypriot born in UK and looking to move to Cyprus by January the latest we hope to visit in Oct/Nov for 10days and interviews etc. We have our own house/car so just need a job to get started!My background is Area Management although I am not expecting anything huge when i arrive just any job to get me started really -



Fishh - is it possible to email me at guldenbesim@hotmail.com OR vice versa.



Thanks again



rowlo



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Message Posted:
09/06/2010 18:43

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good luck .



Gul2010



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14/06/2010 23:52

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Thank you



MarkVPiazza


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15/06/2010 08:33

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As a "returnee" don't expect any favours !



Tenakoutou



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15/06/2010 18:17

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'Returnees', in the South, are called 'Charlies' by the locals - I should imagine TRNC isn't much different. One has to feel sorry for many Cypriots who have been born overseas - certainly not their fault, but unfortunately due to the mentality of the locals, they are, more often than not, unfairly discriminated against - just another 'This is Cyprus!' syndrome.



One can only trust and hope that you have loving and caring relatives in Cyprus, as it could be so soul-detroying to feel a stranger in your own country, as so many [in your situation] that I have talked to have.



Gul2010



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18/06/2010 01:45

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Can we only have positive comments please - Thank you

I understand exactly how it works and would not expect favours at all!! It was just a question to ask thats all.....



sinem


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07/07/2010 15:48

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i returned back here 3 years ago.now have a partner business and baby on the way and its been fab.i wouldnt live any were else good luck



meralyil


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09/07/2010 00:22

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good luck...



Lilli



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09/07/2010 00:26

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the very best of luck now as things stand, national airline bust, no 13th wage strikes everywhere. if you want to live here then try get a job soth at least you will get a decent wage and all other benefits xxxx



nurseawful



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09/07/2010 00:29

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Medikent Hospital have quite a few UK born Cypriot girls working there as translator / hostesses it might be an idea to contact them to see if anything for you.



Chris



Tinkie


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09/07/2010 10:20

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If you are a TC and speak Turkısh and Englısh I thınk that you should fınd ıt qute easy to get a reasonable job here. Jobs are frequently advertısed for Englısh and Turkısh speakers and you shouldnt need a work permıt ıf you are TC whıch deters a lot of employers from takıng on Brıts.



Good luck Gul2010.

x



Gul2010



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Message Posted:
12/07/2010 15:51

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Hi guys.



Thats great thank you for all your advice I have researched quite a bit and also made lots of contacts etc. I have a few people that would like to meet when I arrive which is always a good thing - I will certainly keep my options open - guess the main concern is to find a job, regarding the lifestyle/island etc I love it! Good to see positive posts.



Thanks again - hope you are all enjoying the sun,sea,sand - Oh i how miss it xxx



duke996


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13/07/2010 01:06

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Very best of luck, i love it, best place ever!



Gul2010



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13/07/2010 15:52

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I know I am so excited about the move - love the island! Wish i was there now instead of rainy england hehehe Enjoy the sunshine guys!....x



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