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NuclearDruid

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Residency applicant baffled at denial

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An American family wanting to stay in Southland might have to leave the country after the man's residency application was denied.

Tradesman Doug Mason received the bad news in May despite his long list of skills and experience, including nine years of carpentry.

He was given two weeks to appeal the decision but by the time he had consulted a lawyer, it was too late.

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Mr Mason said he had failed to get enough points to be considered for residency, but questioned Immigration's stance that his carpentry experience was not enough.

He does not have formal carpentry qualifications.

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That's just plain strange. It sounds like he has everything they want, and should
qualify. If I read it correctly, they want a 'level 4' qualification OR 3 years experience.
He has 9 years experience, 1 of which is there, and letters saying he has 'level 4'
skill.

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Bear, I think it is more an illustration of a bureaucrat saying that the experience is not properly documented. To a government official, its not so much that you have the skill as it is that you have the proper paper with appropriate stamps and such.

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"GREAT COMEBACK FOR STOCK MARKET" - Front page, Spokane Daily Chronicle, October 22nd, 1929

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Bear, I think it is more an illustration of a bureaucrat saying that the experience is not properly documented. To a government official, its not so much that you have the skill as it is that you have the proper paper with appropriate stamps and such.

ND

You're probably right. However, it doesn't say what they consider to be proper documentation.
Is it just me, or do other people get the urge to help such petty tyrants to become more open
minded through the use of a Louisville slugger?

Bear

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Bear, I think it is more an illustration of a bureaucrat saying that the experience is not properly documented. To a government official, its not so much that you have the skill as it is that you have the proper paper with appropriate stamps and such.

ND

You're probably right. However, it doesn't say what they consider to be proper documentation.
Is it just me, or do other people get the urge to help such petty tyrants to become more open
minded through the use of a Louisville slugger?

Bear



metal or wood?

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Wood wood wood... There is just something warm and comfortable about wood. So much more personal and organic.
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but blood cleans off of the metal SOOO much easier.

less trace,
save face


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Knowing a couple of folks who moved to New Zealand, I always wondered what the draw was...  What is the DRAW toward New Zealand?  It's like us on an island to me.  They can change whatever they will change in a New York Minute, IMO of course...


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