rha (Jan 3 2008, 08:24 PM) said: > original post Thanks, that's good to hear. Not to hijack my own thread, but just how necessary is a car? I suppose I won't turn one down if the employer offers one, but I was hoping not to have one at all. I have the impression that public transit is good enough for just about anything beyond the occasional weekend trip away from civilization and such. Not true?
I've been in Brussels a month now and am yet to experience racism on the scale that has been described here. But then, I am a scary looking individual...
I am here for till August, for an IT Contract at the EC (yawn). I speak fluent French, so getting on is not a problem. I am a mother of two (that's right, a mother), who are with their father in London. No point bringing the kids over for such a short time. I do speak to them twice a day, before school and before bed.
You may have seen me post all over the place, but I'm really determined to make my 'move' work. I'll be in Belgium weekdays and in London weekends. It will be nice to meet up with other Brits, so I can facilitate the acclamitisation process and adjust accordingly. Thanks.
oj (Oct 3 2007, 10:57 AM) said: > original post hello there, I'm from the UK but I've been offered a job in Belgium near Antwerp. The salary is good but i've heard that taxation is high. The contract would be one year starting next month. Can anyone give me an idea how much tax i'd pay and how much rent and other expenses compare?
If it is a contact, you probably want to use an umbrella company. I'd recommend ITECS, visit their website on http://www.itecs.co.uk/.