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Old 02-28-2003, 01:14 AM   #61
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Persian? No.
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Old 02-28-2003, 01:17 AM   #62
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how did this thread come around to the meaning of my name?
bahaha ! hilarious ! hahaha
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Old 02-28-2003, 01:20 AM   #63
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bahaha ! hilarious ! hahaha
Yeah Rob, she's the best......... And she loves bimmers!
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Old 02-28-2003, 01:20 AM   #64
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glad i could make you laugh rob.
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Old 02-28-2003, 01:22 AM   #65
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Yeah Rob, she's the best......... And she loves bimmers!
Me thinks *most* girls Luv bimmers.....
Bimmer owners usually = well off.....

Girls kinda look for guys who are "well off"
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Old 02-28-2003, 01:26 AM   #66
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Yeah, but this just goes to show how loyal she really is, she met me when I was drivin my kickin '88 Topaz. Oh yeah baby, thats right. She's a keeper.
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Old 02-28-2003, 01:27 AM   #67
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hey bimmers are great because they kick other car's ass off the line....and they don't look bad either.
i don't really care if the guy's well off or not....as long as he knows how to drive. if you can't handle a car what else can't you handle??
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Old 02-28-2003, 01:28 AM   #68
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sorry, I should've said NEWER BMW's, not old ones.
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Old 02-28-2003, 01:31 AM   #69
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Ah, thats ok Rob, you and me, in our E30's, thats all we need.... who needs those new expensive BM's not us. I've got my woman, which is better then any BM.
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Old 02-28-2003, 01:31 AM   #70
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oh right, because that changes everything!! puff puff PASS rob....
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Old 02-28-2003, 01:32 AM   #71
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oh right, because that changes everything!! puff puff PASS rob....
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Old 02-28-2003, 01:33 AM   #72
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awwww....did i hurt your feelings?? did i hit a little too close to home? well....i guess you'll have to cry me a river, build me a bridge......and get over it
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Haha, thats ma girl!
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Old 02-28-2003, 10:51 AM   #74
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First of all, a TN Visa is a temporary work Visa for trips to the US. It does NOT allow a person to move to the US. Secondly, you must have a job offer FIRST before they can grant you a Visa, and three, used car salesman doesn't appear on the list.

You can remain in the States for up to a year and can renew it yearly (don't even have to leave the country). I have a half dozen friends who have done this for over 3 years... its the easiest way to get into the States.

Staying is another story, and yes a car salesman doesn't appear in the list. There's many far reaching jobs that fall under this umbrella and with a friend's help the employment reference is easy to come by. Its a risky game to play because there's a chance of getting blacklisted but is easy to pull off if you're prepared and do your homework.

Replying to the rest of your post would just be pointless fan flaming - in short you're not incorrect but there's simple ways to get around most of them with common sense and creativity.

Out of curiousity for what type of employment did you head down to the states for and what state?
First of all, a TN Visa can be used for a max of 3 years, after which you have to leave the country, and can't re-apply for a period of 3 years.

The TN Visa was never designed to allow someone to move to the US. It DOES allow someone to work in the US, but it was designed for travelling from Canada/Mexico into the US for work, not for permanent relocation. The TN Visa must be renewed annually, and the INS isn't likely to renew it beyond a 2 or 3 year period (that's what the L1 and H1 Visas are for).

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Its a risky game to play because there's a chance of getting blacklisted but is easy to pull off if you're prepared and do your homework.


You make your point right above....what did your parents teach you when they raised you? Guess what? If you get caught cheating the system, you can forget about getting into the US (even on vacation) for the next 5-7 years, and possibly longer, given the situation now. Not only that, what about the basic moral issue of living a lie, knowing that the INS *could* come knocking on your door any day, due to your name popping up on a computer.

VISA inspections are much different than they were 2 or 3 years ago. That Sept 11 incident tended to lock the border a little tighter than it has been (except for Canada's, which is still a sieve), and the rapid decline of the tech sector caused the demand for H1 Visa's to drop. Those two factors alone contribute highly to the fact that it's much harder to get a job in the US than it was previously.

A LOT of companies now won't even look at hiring Canadians, because they'd never pass the DOL Certification requirements. Getting an H1 Visa requires DOL Certification, which means the employer has to advertise the position for a number of weeks, and ONLY after being unable to recruit a suitable US Citizen, can offer the job to a Canadian.

Yes, the TN Visa has a fairly large umbrella, but no hope in hell is going to make Used Car Salesman one of them.

Like any system, there are ways around it. But in getting around the system, you're not *really* able to relax, as sooner or later they'll end up finding you. I know several people who *massaged the system* to get in and work in the US, and are now back in Canada because the system finally caught up to them.


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