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Marni D. Sheppeard

Friday, February 27, 2009

Still Down South VI

Well, there goes the opera ticket. Actually, I finally received one short email from a representative of the British government, but since it came from Wellington there is ample room to doubt the vague promises and excuses therein.


Blogger nige said...

It's a shame you have to miss the opera.

The real shame however is on the UK Government for taking so long to process your work visa.

February 28, 2009 4:00 AM  
Blogger CarlBrannen said...

Any word from Oxford on how they will adjust your duties / pay there?

February 28, 2009 6:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Carl, it is a large research group, and there is no problem about exactly which months I spend there. So hopefully, the British government will issue the visa in the near future.

Remote Kea

February 28, 2009 8:45 AM  
Blogger L. Riofrio said...

When I was little (1980's) we could zip over to London for shopping and theatre with just a passport and no visa. One wonders how Britain can survive in the modern world if educated and valuable people are treated like this.

March 02, 2009 6:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Louise, if I just wanted to go shopping they would still let me in without a visa. That is, they are still suffering from the 20th century delusion that money is all you need to make your country great.

Remote Kea

March 02, 2009 8:34 AM  
Anonymous chimpanzee said...

"Never ascribe to malice [ conspiracy ], that which can be explained by INCOMPETENCE"

"Victory belongs to the most PERSEVERING"
-- Napoleon

Basically, the bureacratic incompetence is creating a fairy world of conspiracy in one's mind. Just a last bit of aggravation to persevere thru. All of a sudden the Visa will be granted, & you'll be off to Oxford ("birds away!"). Great things will follow career wise.

BTW, my next door neighbors growing up were 2 Oxford PhDs (Physics & Astronomy), the husband (black hole theorist) being a Caltech undergrad. His twin brother is @U. of Chicago/Astrononmy Dept (GRB specialist).

March 04, 2009 9:38 PM  

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