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#302023 - 08/31/23 12:37 PM Re: Need some advice [Re: Acropolis50]
Chisel Offline
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Hey Acropolis

My daughter says she misses a nice cup of tea. Most cafe's serve coffee. So, do you know any nice place near the middle of NJ map that serves tea, or a shop that sells nice tea??

Thanks

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#302025 - 09/01/23 10:59 PM Re: Need some advice [Re: Chisel]
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Originally Posted By: Chisel
Yesterday she wrote that she is completely surprised. She was expecting that services are much better than ours. However, they are nowhere to compare.


Your impression of the United States depends on your points of comparison -- where you are in the US and what you're comparing the US to. Some medical researchers from China took a job in a poor part of the country, and upon arrival they complained, "Oh, no, what have we done to ourselves? This looks like a Third World country! Look at the terrible roads! How could the United States look like this???"

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#302026 - 09/01/23 11:47 PM Re: Need some advice [Re: Acropolis50]
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Originally Posted By: Acropolis50
There is also one old fashioned custom they may want to observe. If they have good local contacts from their home jurisdiction, they may want to obtain a letter from both their local Mayor and Police Chief, testifying to their good character and present those letters to the Mayor and Police Chief of the town they decide to live-in, especially if itís one of the smaller bedroom communities that surround university towns.


This is indeed old-fashioned! I can only imagine this in a period movie. Have you ever seen this in your lifetime? I wonder what outcome might one expect today, as the police is held to a professional standard. They have to treat all calls, requests for assistance, etc. the same whether or not the caller has a letter from their previous township.

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#302027 - 09/02/23 12:20 AM Re: Need some advice [Re: Chisel]
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Depending on the country where the medical training was obtained, and what certifications are available documenting the training and later experience, some training in the US way of doing things is likely necessary to obtain a license. An acquaintance, a pediatric critical care specialist from Bolivia found he would have to repeat a residency to obtain a Virginia license. He decided to work in IT in a hospital working on AI implementation into the hospital systems. An inquiry with the NJ State Board of Medical Licensure is the place to start. Finding a residency in the specialty of interest and talking with the director of it may be worth the time and effort.

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#302028 - 09/02/23 08:47 AM Re: Need some advice [Re: Bingley]
Chisel Offline
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I agree Bingely

And I have cited (in my discussion with the two daughters) my two banks here in the same city. One of them is so bad, I only use ATM to get cash, while the other I do everything online from paying bills to investment portfolio. As I understood later, the first bank is focused on big businesses and not really concerned with the average individual.

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#302038 - 09/09/23 08:22 AM Re: Need some advice [Re: Chisel]
Acropolis50 Offline
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Sorry, I donít know of any. However , if any exist, Iím betting that Princeton is the location and its dead center in the middle of NJ. Try Google.

Princeton is the only high , defensible ground between NYC and Philadelphia. Thus the overnight stagecoach stop. There were originally 3 towns. Kingston to the North, the Queenston and Princeton. Princeton absorbed Queenston. Kingston is still existent.

Princeton may be one of the most beautiful, rich , cosmopolitan and intelligent communities in the United States . Fifty years ago , you would get on line , on a Saturday morning , at the little storefront Local Bank and listen to the tellers do business in 4 or 5 languages, many different currciencies and even gold bullion . The home of the NJ Governorís mansion and one of the best universities in the world. Also more blond and blue-eyed people than any other town I have ever seen in the Eastern US. It used to be said that the Whos Who ( ie the university professors and researchers) lived North of Library Place ( the town center) and the Social Register ( ie the Johnsons, Livingstons, etc.) lived in the Estates , south of Library PLace.

Many years ago , I lived nearby Princeton and spent a lot of time in town. One day , as I drove into town, on the road that bisects the campus , I almost ran over two young ladies jogging and talking to each other and crossing the road without looking. One of them was a very young Brooke Shields , then a student at the University. Another day, I was walking down the sidewalk bordering the University and I had to move over as 4 of the largest Asian men I have ever seen were boxed around two young ladies walking. I latter found out that one of the young ladies was the daughter of then Filipino Dictator Marcos. The knuckle-draggers were her bodyguards.

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#302039 - 09/10/23 11:15 AM Re: Need some advice [Re: Acropolis50]
Chisel Offline
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Thanks

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#302058 - 09/28/23 02:49 AM Re: Need some advice [Re: Chisel]
MDinana Offline
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Loc: Beer&Cheese country
Originally Posted By: Chisel
Yesterday she wrote that she is completely surprised. She was expecting that services are much better than ours. However, they are nowhere to compare. In the bank for example, she and her husband asked where to take a number, they were told there are no numbers. They had to stand in a line waiting for their turn. At home, you take a number and have a seat. When your number is called, you see the clerk. Same for getting the ATM card ..etc. Everything is much slower and less automated or organized.

I told her my take on this that most establishments there are geared to serve bigger customers like gov or corporations, or billionaires. They are not focused on serving the average John or Jane. They just do not pay enough attention to the average person.

She wrote also about the cultural differences saying that we always have seen pictures of crowds in trains or busses, always reading something. We always thought they must be vastly knowledgeable. However, looking closer now, they are only reading novels, nothing of real intellectual value.

She added that some nice folks there asked them: How do you see America ? LOL. They thought that we have come from tents and never seen an asphalt road. They answered: OK, nice. But within their hearts, they are saying: We are beyond surprised that this is America.


NOTE to moderator.

I am writing this being a long term member here, feeling comfortable enough to write openly and frankly. The only goal here is mutual understanding of each other culture and personalities. Nothing else.

There is absolutely no intention of offending anyone. If anyone is offended it is not my intention, and I will request the moderator to edit or delete.

That's just plain old culture shock.

And...well...it's Jersey.

Anyway, the doctor thing. it's been mentioned before but most likely won't be able to work as a physician. Can probably take a year internship and get a medical license to be a general practitioner (assuming NJ still does that), if not, PA, NY and DE are all close enough to look at them. Or she can try to teach, or find some other non-patient medical job.

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#302062 - 10/01/23 04:59 AM Re: Need some advice [Re: Chisel]
Chisel Offline
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Thanks

We have been hearing there are floods in that area

So, what would you suggest for a shelter-in-place survival kit for a young couple (no kids, no pets) living in the middle of NJ map

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