kitchen nightmares - UK and US version. why is there such a huge difference in quality? [more inside]
Can I apply for a UK post-study work visa before I have officially graduated but after I've completed academic work and been approved for the degree? [more inside]
I'm in the process of overthinking job-seeking to death. To help me in this, I'm looking for CV advice from anyone involved in recruitment for a British software company, please. (Bonus marks if the company in question is small; but I'm interested in any input I can get.) [more inside]
Emergency! I'm a Dual UK/USA citizen with valid USA and UK passports. My flight leaves London (where I am now) tomorrow at 2 p.m. I have my UK passport on me, in London, but my USA passport is currently in Manchester. It's 9:44 p.m. in London. This page says it's against federal law for a US citizen (even a dual citizen) to enter the USA on anything other than a USA passport. So, what are my options? I've JUST applied for an ESTA visa, it's supposed to be instant...
Why doesn't Apple allow me to export my SMS messages to a file on my PC [3GS UK O2 iphone]? [more inside]
Catch-up-the-North-American-filter: Please suggest films that I can watch to get up on the socioeconomic situation in Britain, leading up to the current unrest. Bonus if it's streaming on Netflix. Documentary or not.
I just had a job interview and sent a thank you email to each of my interviewers after. My partner poo pooed this saying it is not done in the UK (where we are). Is this a black mark for me in regards to my application? [more inside]
Careers advice for UK local government linguist? [more inside]
Londoners: Is November a bad time of year to begin a job hunt in your city? (Over and above the difficulties already imposed by the current financial situation, that is.) [more inside]
In a few days I will be staying with friend's family in western France, at a house they own. I will be in the UK the next few days. Normally I would bring wine or chocolates as a thank you for the accommodation, but France does these much better and cheaper than the UK (I am told). I am Canadian. What could I bring that would still be a great gift, that I could find in London? It should be something like food or drink, and something of benefit to people on vacation. Price about $50. The friends I am visiting are French/Canadian and appreciate quality/luxury
I want to apply for a job in another country, but I'm not ready to actually make the move yet. Given the logistics of finding a job internationally, what should my timeline be like? [more inside]
We're moving back to the UK (London) from the US (SoCal) in a few months. What would you stock up on if you were us? Much more detail about our tastes and situation inside... [more inside]
I'm a dude going to marry a dude in New York State. Said dude I am going to marry is a resident alien from the UK. Will the UK recognize the marriage? Does he become an American Citizen by marrying him? Does that counteract his UK citizenship? What are my rights, here?
What has your experience been with regaining US Citizenship after voluntarily renouncing it? Wiki and word of mouth says previous citizens would be welcome...mostly... [more inside]
A colleague's (adult) daughter was recently diagnosed with Global Ischemia and they are looking for support resources - books, support groups online or in person, basically anything that can help them cope with this would be helpful. My colleague is not very tech savvy so I am hoping to compile a list of resources to make it easy for them to browse. Any other helpful tips or advice appreciated! [more inside]
Any tips on starting a freelance writing career in the UK? [more inside]
I am trying to organize a solo, self-guided walking trip to bits of coastal Cornwall for late August and am having trouble planning a 6- to 8-day itinerary that has me end a day's walk where there's budget accommodation like hostels/backpackers/campsites. [more inside]
In light of the UK cell phone hacking scandal, in broad terms, how do you go about "hacking" a phone? How did the NotW get access to others voice mail? Software?
Is there any reason why a Catholic would be unelectable as British Prime Minister, or any practical difficulties in having a Catholic Prime Minister? [more inside]
Which courier /postal services in the UK only deliver on weekdays? [more inside]
Moving to London: What are the simplest & quickest ways to obtain a proof of address letter? [more inside]
I'm moving to London! Help me figure out where to live and how I'm going to get to work and back. Especially curious about commuting by bike. [more inside]
Why are turn signal controls on the right side of the steering wheel in New Zealand, but on the left side in the United States and the UK? [more inside]
City of London Prix Fixe Lunching: It has recently occurred to me that I've been entirely wasting Lunch as an opportunity for culinary exploration. Unfortunately all the interesting restaurants I see with Prix Fixe lunch menus seem to be in Soho. But there must be some interesting places in the City of London right? Where can you suggest that isn't obscenely expensive. [more inside]
I'm moving countries in 30 days and I am freaking out (to put it mildly). How can I make the most of the time left in my home country and prepare for the new one - while not being mean to my partner or my family? [more inside]
I'm looking for good books, articles, documentaries etc. about the dot-com boom of the late 1990s, in particular anything about the experiences of people working for tech companies while it was happening. I'm also interested in how the boom manifested itself in the UK (and to what extent it did).
How do I start a new private limited company in the UK and then start a new business banking account for it? [more inside]
Where would you recommend learning to speak French in London? [more inside]
This morning I was hit by a bus while cycling to work. I'm not badly hurt but currently in hospital waiting to have my shoulder checked and cuts cleaned out. I'm in London, England. The bus driver was 100% to blame. The police have taken a statement from me and I have two phone numbers from witnesses. What should I be doing now to make sure I receive adequate compensation and the driver is dealt with appropriately?
I need a cheap, dependable car with a tiny engine in the UK. I have never purchased a car in this country before. What should I look for and where should I look? [more inside]
I'm going to London! As a travel noob, what do I need to know? [more inside]
I haven't been to Manchester, UK in like ten years, what's changed and what should I do? [more inside]
What should I do this Wednesday night in York, UK? [more inside]
I'm going to be on tour around the UK for two weeks, but I want to use the gym every other day, how can I do this without becoming a member of every gym I visit. [more inside]
Moving out of the UK in a week to travel abroad. Will move back to London in September. Where to keep stuff throughout this period? [more inside]
I am an obsessive worrier. I've just booked short-notice tickets to spend a week with friends in London. I know where my towel is, but that's about it. Help me do this without losing my shit over the many other small things I need to figure out. [more inside]
Can I get a superinjunction or is it only for the very rich? [more inside]
I'm trying to find an article about the excavation of the remains of a medieval noblewoman who was voluntarily sealed in a room in an abbey. The link was in a UK archaeological publication. It was posted to the blue some time in the last year or so.
I'm in the UK, I've just started Couch to 5k, and I'm having trouble getting suitable running gear. Particularly a sports bra. Help! [more inside]
We're about to buy a car and we're clueless. Insurance, tax, transfer of ownership, DVLA, WTF? What do we have to do to make it legal for my husband to drive this car away from a friends house on Sunday? In particular - how do we insure a car we don't officially own yet? [more inside]
UK Driving Tour Honeymoon - 3 technical questions Re: US cards in a Chip & Pin world, UK power conversion with 110v power strips, and things to know about congestion fees, and tolls, etc. [more inside]
My boss wants a copy of my CV (resume) to give to a client. Why...? [more inside]
Where, in America (or Southern Canada), can I attend workshops to learn about British hurdle-making, traditional fence-making, and other coppice crafts? Preferably, in the Midwest, but anywhere East of the Rockies would be considered.
Help my wife substitute new income for old across an international relocation. [more inside]
Where can I buy a box turtle in London, UK? [more inside]
UK employment law question: if an employer gives deliberately poor reference to employee they demonstrably want to keep, what recourse is there? [more inside]
So I graduated last year and have been working in sales since then. I'm very intrigued by the concept of teaching english abroad, as I've had some great experiences teaching children before, but am overwhelmed by the amount of different schemes and companies. I have never really travelled before, and I know this may be seen as a big step, but I have this uncontrollable itch to just go for it while I am young and relatively free. I'm really looking for any and all advice from you guys - anyone who's done it, anyone who's considered it, anyone at all! Ideally, I am looking for a half-year placement, with a UK-based TEFL company (although it seems that many companies don't care where you are from). Having said that, I could be swayed by a year-long course. I am very excited by i-to-i, and heard about this through a recommendation. However, as I say, I feel a little like I am stabbing in the dark. I have read with much interest some previous questions, and have heard mention of Dave's ESL cafe, but this seems to be mostly aimed towards the USA. [more inside]
Appealing a denied incapacity insurance claim - should we comply with dodgy sounding "Abilities Determination" test?
We are appealing a denied incapacity insurance claim. Should we comply with dodgy sounding "Abilities Determination" test? [more inside]
Is there an online store in the UK where I can order a gift-wrapped hard drive? [more inside]