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dd is wanting to go work in cypus

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trace2 Tue 16-May-06 10:14:59

i am worried sick, can anyone give me good vibes about this? any advice will be welcome

serenity Tue 16-May-06 10:16:06

What are you worried about in particular?

SSSandy Tue 16-May-06 10:17:11

How old is she, how long is she going for and what is she going to be doing (i.e. working? au pair?)?

trace2 Tue 16-May-06 10:19:36

every thing, shes 22 years,she wants to do the rep thing, but she says she going to take anything until she gets proper work, she wants to go for a few years and then come back and join the police.

serenity Tue 16-May-06 10:26:05

1. she'll be fine.

2. It's only a 4.5 hour flight away - takes longer to drive to Scotland.

3. As a rep she won't be on her own, she'll have a large support network with the people she works with.

4. No problems with language, pretty much everyone in the tourist bits she'd be working in speak English.

I know I'm biased, but it is a lovely country. There are far more scary places she could be working in - you can go and visit!

Furball Tue 16-May-06 10:26:23

I did similar when I was 25. I got the rep job first though before I went, so that way I had flights and accomodation etc arranged before I left. If she rang round a few big companies now she might find they are desperate for last minute staff even though it is the start of the season, but she may 'hit lucky' That way at least you know she had something solid on arrival. Reps jobs are normally applied for around oct before the season starts, but it is very hard work and lots give it up after a few weeks.

SSSandy Tue 16-May-06 10:28:07

She's just going to go there and see what happens? On her own or with a friend? No wonder you're in a state as her mum but I have to say I was the same at that age and the situations I got into... Looking back on it, I hope my dd doesn't do the same.

How about hunting around on the web for a bit, get some information together, places she can go if things go wrong, hospitals, English speaking activities etc? There must be a sizable expat community, so bound to be an English church community, for instance which is always a good place to ask for advice.

Being me, I would probably buy her a one-year return ticket so she could come back at the drop of a hat if things go wrong and look into health insurance. She can register with the embassy when she arrives, although I have never done this myself.

I think at 22 you'll have to rely on her using her common sense but being the clucky mother-hen type that I am, I would probably even go over with her and see her settled! My poor dd, she's only 5 though so I may loosen up a bit before she leaves the nest.

trace2 Tue 16-May-06 10:29:26

thank you, i will tell her to ring round, i would feel better if she gets a job first, she is a very hard worker,

trace2 Tue 16-May-06 10:30:59

i have to go out now, will check this thread later again thank you

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