Search found 17 matches

by Meghan
Thu Jan 22, 2009 2:16 am
Forum: Jobs and Entrepreneurship in Finland
Topic: 16 yr. old looking for job in Helsinki!
Replies: 1
Views: 323

Re: 16 yr. old looking for job in Helsinki!

Just out of curiousity, why did you come to Finland from America 6 months ago? And how long will you be staying? As for a job, your best bet will be to learn Finnish first. Then, if I were you, being your age, I would approach my neighbors with a flyer or something and advertise yourself that way. H...
by Meghan
Thu Jan 22, 2009 2:03 am
Forum: Jobs and Entrepreneurship in Finland
Topic: American female needs work in Oulu
Replies: 53
Views: 2646

Re: American female needs work in Oulu

Well, if I ever meet Pursuivant one day, I will be sure to buy him a drink. :wink: :beer_yum:
by Meghan
Mon Jan 19, 2009 1:56 am
Forum: Jobs and Entrepreneurship in Finland
Topic: American female needs work in Oulu
Replies: 53
Views: 2646

Re: American female needs work in Oulu

Thanks Pursuivant, you're awesome! :ochesey:
by Meghan
Sun Jan 18, 2009 10:17 pm
Forum: Jobs and Entrepreneurship in Finland
Topic: American female needs work in Oulu
Replies: 53
Views: 2646

Re: American female needs work in Oulu

I have one last question and I was hoping that someone here would know the answer. Pursuivant, you seem to be knowledgable :wink: , so here goes: I know that legally tourists can only stay in Finland for three months. But, I was told that you have to wait at least another 3 months before you can ret...
by Meghan
Sat Jan 17, 2009 2:40 pm
Forum: Jobs and Entrepreneurship in Finland
Topic: American female needs work in Oulu
Replies: 53
Views: 2646

Re: American female needs work in Oulu

Well, I just wanted to let everyone know that I am in London now. As for Finland, I will go back again but will be better prepared when I do go back. And I will apply for residency from outside of Finland as I should have before. Just a thought: It would be so much easier if America would join the E...
by Meghan
Sat Jan 03, 2009 5:09 pm
Forum: Jobs and Entrepreneurship in Finland
Topic: American female needs work in Oulu
Replies: 53
Views: 2646

Re: American female needs work in Oulu

I thank you for your honesty and I agree with everything that you have said. I have quickly learned from being here that you and others are speaking the truth. I will be leaving on the 15th of January, but I will be better prepared when I come back and hope to have a residency permit before entering...
by Meghan
Fri Dec 19, 2008 6:54 pm
Forum: Jobs and Entrepreneurship in Finland
Topic: American female needs work in Oulu
Replies: 53
Views: 2646

Re: American female needs work in Oulu

Thank you, I agree. By the way, just so everyone knows, it costs 200 euros just to turn in the residency permit application...with no guarantee that you will be approved. I have decided not to do that at this time, instead I will travel to London and then maybe Ireland and stay for at least three mo...
by Meghan
Sun Dec 07, 2008 11:31 pm
Forum: Jobs and Entrepreneurship in Finland
Topic: IMPORTANT QUESTION (especially for LAWYERS and Human Resourc
Replies: 8
Views: 530

Re: IMPORTANT QUESTION (especially for LAWYERS and Human Resourc

I think your first step should be to inform the Finnish headquarters. It may not advance your case, but they should be informed about what is going on. You have a fight ahead of you either way. And if I were you, I would contact a lawyer in Turkey before approaching Finnish courts but that is just m...
by Meghan
Sun Dec 07, 2008 4:35 pm
Forum: Jobs and Entrepreneurship in Finland
Topic: American female needs work in Oulu
Replies: 53
Views: 2646

Re: American female needs work in Oulu

Considering that the Hurriganes are a Finnish band and that I am from Tallahassee, this video could only make me smile. :wink:

by Meghan
Sat Dec 06, 2008 10:08 pm
Forum: Jobs and Entrepreneurship in Finland
Topic: American female needs work in Oulu
Replies: 53
Views: 2646

Re: American female needs work in Oulu

Yes...I am aware of Finnish honesty and I have become quite used to the Finnish dark humor as well. I guess you could say I was being a smartass, perhaps you could not understand that. Then again, my comment was to Pursuivant and not to you. And actually, I have enjoyed and appreciated the informati...
by Meghan
Sat Dec 06, 2008 3:27 pm
Forum: Jobs and Entrepreneurship in Finland
Topic: American female needs work in Oulu
Replies: 53
Views: 2646

Re: American female needs work in Oulu

Ohhh Pursuivant.......
Your replies have been well understood, internalized, and somewhat repetative. I understand your point(s). There is no need for you to be a dick about it or to talk to me in such a condescending way. :ochesey:
by Meghan
Sat Dec 06, 2008 1:50 pm
Forum: Jobs and Entrepreneurship in Finland
Topic: American female needs work in Oulu
Replies: 53
Views: 2646

Re: American female needs work in Oulu

Yes, I have accepted and realize what I need to do and that the hurdles I need to overcome will be difficult to pass. It is not that I feel that I live in a fantasy world of rose petals or that this is 1960s. I knew that coming here would be difficult, that learning the language would be hard and so...
by Meghan
Fri Dec 05, 2008 6:54 pm
Forum: Jobs and Entrepreneurship in Finland
Topic: American female needs work in Oulu
Replies: 53
Views: 2646

Re: American female needs work in Oulu

Well, It's good to know that I am totally screwed. Thanks for the extremely positive comments though. However, I will still talk to the people at the immigration center. As a side note, I think that it really sucks that it is said that foreign labor is encouraged in Finland. On the other hand, it is...
by Meghan
Fri Dec 05, 2008 4:53 pm
Forum: Jobs and Entrepreneurship in Finland
Topic: Probability of getting a job in Finland
Replies: 22
Views: 905

Re: Probability of getting a job in Finland

You really have to fit in 100 percent here to get a job and when you are a foreigner you are many percentages from that 100. Finnish people are not so good in negotiating but the ones who can have good salaries. What you said made me stop and think for a minute. Now, I realize this might be a taboo...
by Meghan
Fri Dec 05, 2008 4:12 pm
Forum: Jobs and Entrepreneurship in Finland
Topic: American female needs work in Oulu
Replies: 53
Views: 2646

Re: American female needs work in Oulu

....................