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    Hi All,

    My wife and I are considering living here in Nicaragua (Family reasons).

    I'm wondering if non spanish speaking programmer like me would be able to get a job here. Anyone else been in a similar situation? any advice?

    We will be living in Jinotepe, Carazo so a commute to Managua wouldn't be that bad.

    Any advice would be appreciated.

    FYI, we're from Toronto.

    Thanks

    Walter

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    Walter,

    One of our members who lives near Jinotepe had a position open for a duck plucker, but they automated the position.

    Advice?

    Wait for the canal to be finished and enjoy Nicaragua in the mean time.

    Best of Luck,

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    Wait for the canal? Who can spare fifty years? LOL.

    Can programmers not work from anywhere? What became of the concrete igloo camp near Esteli?

    Seriously, if there is a canal, even if it's 100% Chinese built and run, it should attract enough peripheral commercial development to keep a lot of us gringos busy if we position ourselves right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuckbroker View Post

    Any advice would be appreciated.

    FYI, we're from Toronto.

    Thanks

    Walter

    Hi Walter

    Kidding from the others aside.. If you are a freelancer, paid by an out of country employer, over 40 or 45 yrs of age (forgot the exact number), and have $600 US a month of Verifiable income per person it is possible by a "Pensionato" application..

    The application is frustrating and long (I have read)

    Search for Paul Tiffer who's address and contact info is on the forum. He is a well respected Lawyer with the group.

    If you are going to be employed by a company in Nicaragua it becomes much more difficult..


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    Thanks Bill!

    I'm 35, so the retiree may not work. My wife is Nicaraguan though, so I'm guessing getting the residency won't be difficult? I may be wrong.\

    I may have to look onto the freelance jobs, it very competitive since you are competing with a programmers globally. My work can allow me to work from home, but they require me to be present on weekly meetings.

    I'll keep looking for options.



    Quote Originally Posted by bill_bly_ca View Post
    Hi Walter

    Kidding from the others aside.. If you are a freelancer, paid by an out of country employer, over 40 or 45 yrs of age (forgot the exact number), and have $600 US a month of Verifiable income per person it is possible by a "Pensionato" application..

    The application is frustrating and long (I have read)

    Search for Paul Tiffer who's address and contact info is on the forum. He is a well respected Lawyer with the group.

    If you are going to be employed by a company in Nicaragua it becomes much more difficult..


    Cheers

    Bill in Kitchener...

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    yep... Contact Paul or some other recommended Lawyer... There is No Osgood tradition keeping the Bar straight there.. Reputation is really your only guide post..


    We are 22 yrs married July 18 and plan to spend 55+ yrs there, but only the winter...


    I would strongly recommend you only commit to nica full time after one of two conditions...

    8 to 10 plus years married to a Nica, and their family...

    Spent 2 or 3 one month stays there to get the full feel of the place...

    Your Mileage May Vary..

    Cheers and Beers... And I'll bring you down a Large Double Double on our next visit..
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    Talked to the wife regarding Paul. We'll give him a call once we have made the final decision. Thanks!

    I've been visiting Nicaragua every year since '09 and staying here for 2 months currently (leaving for T.O. in July). I grew up in the Philippines, so there are some similarities weatherwise. Just have the language issue. They call me chino here which I really dislike since I'm not chinese, but that's just the way it is

    Thanks for the advices so far. Very much appreciated.

    Let me know if you want me to bring you a bottle for flor de cana on July

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    Oh, now I might have to change your username to Chino!

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    My wife says the same. Japanese, Korean, Chinese et al.. "Es Chino.. todo es equal" (Sp)

    Than I say "Si' Guatamalteco" (sp?)
    She says.. "Yo no soy Guatamalteco, you soy Nicaraguense.. "
    I say "Guatamalteco, Salvadoranyo, Nica.. Todo is equal"

    She sees the logic now, but still gets her steamed...
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    P.S. I will gladly pay you LCBO price (When the LCBO used to sell them) for a bottle or 2 of 7yr BTW.. PM me at bblyleven(at)gmail.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by bill_bly_ca View Post
    My wife says the same. Japanese, Korean, Chinese et al.. "Es Chino.. todo es equal" (Sp)

    Than I say "Si' Guatamalteco" (sp?)
    She says.. "Yo no soy Guatamalteco, you soy Nicaraguense.. "
    I say "Guatamalteco, Salvadoranyo, Nica.. Todo is equal"

    She sees the logic now, but still gets her steamed...
    Yes, my wife does that, yet says Americans are so racist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonh View Post
    Yes, my wife does that, yet says Americans are so racist.

    Heh :-)

    I was called racist by some swedes when I gave a less than complimentary remark about some immigrants doing some monkey business. Had to ask them if they had forgotten that I was an immigrant too - didn't get a reply on that one

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    I started to refer to all latinos as Mexicans when they started calling me Chino

    Quote Originally Posted by bill_bly_ca View Post
    My wife says the same. Japanese, Korean, Chinese et al.. "Es Chino.. todo es equal" (Sp)

    Than I say "Si' Guatamalteco" (sp?)
    She says.. "Yo no soy Guatamalteco, you soy Nicaraguense.. "
    I say "Guatamalteco, Salvadoranyo, Nica.. Todo is equal"

    She sees the logic now, but still gets her steamed...

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    haha, I wish you had kept my original request

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    Oh, now I might have to change your username to Chino!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuckbroker View Post
    I started to refer to all latinos as Mexicans when they started calling me Chino
    I know a woman who does that out of ignorance, rather than intentionally.

    She was raised in southern CA, on the other side of the hills from San Diego. When I got back from one of my trips to Nicaragua and was showing some people pictures I had taken, she asked, "Are they almost all Mexican down there?" I told her I don't recall meeting ANY Mexicans while in Nicaragua, but I met a lot of Nicaraguans. She just sort of shrugged her shoulders and said, "Whatever!?"
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    Sure glad people don't make generalizations on Americans or Canadians
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    Generalizations about Americans are always right, it's generalizations about all other cultures that are always racist.

    (Never mind that Americans come from all those foreign cultures...)

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    I make joke out of it sometimes to other Redneks....

    Yea, I speak a little Mexican...
    To be called a "Has Been" I must surmise, is much Greater than to be called a "Nevah Been"... JW...



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    A Salvadorian friend has told me he met a girl in California who thinks the spanish language originated in Mexico. lol

    Quote Originally Posted by StickMan View Post
    I know a woman who does that out of ignorance, rather than intentionally.

    She was raised in southern CA, on the other side of the hills from San Diego. When I got back from one of my trips to Nicaragua and was showing some people pictures I had taken, she asked, "Are they almost all Mexican down there?" I told her I don't recall meeting ANY Mexicans while in Nicaragua, but I met a lot of Nicaraguans. She just sort of shrugged her shoulders and said, "Whatever!?"

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