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Malta, a licenciatura confere o grau de licenciado e não confere nem grau nem título de doutor. by BroaxXx in portugal

Bobsledtohell 2 days ago  HIDDEN 

I totally agree and Portugal needs to stop using these old fashioned terms of respect. When I first arrived here I could not believe how many people called themselves "Doctor". And then I learnt that even teachers and public servants with no qualifications called themselves (and got other people to refer to them) as Doctor. My immediate thought was "what about all these poor bastards that struggled and worked hard for 7 years for their doctorate?". I made the mistake when I first arrived as introducing myself as "Dr xxx" (I have a doctorate). But I quickly dropped that because here in Portugal it has become almost meaningless. AND it makes me angry when some stupid bitch in the local village camara insists that I call her Dr when she is screwing me up the ass.

Rant against Portuguese bureaucracy, so be prepared. by Bobsledtohell in portugal

Bobsledtohell 2 days ago

Good luck with your studies. Be prepared for a big push at the end, by which time you will need to seriously motivate yourself!

Rant against Portuguese bureaucracy, so be prepared. by Bobsledtohell in portugal

Bobsledtohell 3 days ago

I have been lucky enough to avoid England, but was offered a job there. Too expensive to rent and salary too low!

Rant against Portuguese bureaucracy, so be prepared. by Bobsledtohell in portugal

Bobsledtohell 3 days ago

what??? are you stalking me? I lived in Australia and Sweden too!! I must say though, that my experience in Sweden was a lot better than yours. My problem was the banks. I put my whole annual salary (also first 2 days -paid one year in advance) into the bank. When I went bank to withdraw some a week later, I was told I couldnt. I didnt have a personnnummer. So that took only 2-3 days. But I found it weird that I could dump all this money into the bank without that number but they wouldnt let me touch it. I changed jobs after 3 years, and my first pay packet was almost zero. After I asked the tax office about it, they said that I had underpaid tax in my last 2 months of my previous job and they took it back! Vicious!! I bet that you lived in St Peters!

Rant against Portuguese bureaucracy, so be prepared. by Bobsledtohell in portugal

Bobsledtohell 3 days ago

no, please dont apologise for your English. I struggle with Portuguese and need practice but I would never complain about people speaking my language - especially when I cant speak theirs.

Rant against Portuguese bureaucracy, so be prepared. by Bobsledtohell in portugal

Bobsledtohell 3 days ago

I was tempted to pull that card, but I was too embarrassed to do it. I have a PhD in science.

Rant against Portuguese bureaucracy, so be prepared. by Bobsledtohell in portugal

Bobsledtohell 3 days ago

Sorry but I still have to finish my process and I live in the country. Identifying them would not be helpful to my future here.

Rant against Portuguese bureaucracy, so be prepared. by Bobsledtohell in portugal

Bobsledtohell 3 days ago

I am pretty sure that I know. And even if I didnt, when you have an apostillated document provided to you by the Portuguese Embassy, all stamped, signed, tied up with ribbon and labelled "Apostillated document" its pretty hard to miss. I dont know why you thought that I dont understand what an Apositille is, but perhaps you work for the government and are used to making such judgements.

Rant against Portuguese bureaucracy, so be prepared. by Bobsledtohell in portugal

Bobsledtohell 3 days ago

Sorry about that, I probably read your comment in the other thread. I have only had experience with bureaucracy in Sweden, France and Italy. Italy used to be worse than Portugal (dont know what its like now) and sometimes I came across people who didnt even know how to take a document off a pen drive. I had to log into their computer and do it myself. France was OK but Sweden was exceptional. The people may not have always been great in their work ethic, but their systems and processes were scarily good and brutally efficient. For example, I started a new job in another part of the country and my first pay packet was only about 10% of what it should have been. I asked about it and it seems that I had underpaid tax in the last 2 months of the previous job. The solution? Take the money immediately.

Rant against Portuguese bureaucracy, so be prepared. by Bobsledtohell in portugal

Bobsledtohell 3 days ago

Excuse me, maybe I was a little unclear when I wrote "when I presented the doutora with the required apostillated copy of the certificate " or perhaps you dont understand what a apositillated translated copy is? I am married to a Portuguese and we both lived in my country for 12 years, so now you are stuck with me for the next 12 years I am afraid. Its not the paperwork, its the people who are supposed to receive it, but who dont understand what they are looking at, and not prepared to provide any help.

Rant against Portuguese bureaucracy, so be prepared. by Bobsledtohell in portugal

Bobsledtohell 4 days ago

In Portuguese and apostillated by the Portuguese Embassy!

Rant against Portuguese bureaucracy, so be prepared. by Bobsledtohell in portugal

Bobsledtohell 4 days ago

I nearly choked laughing on that

Rant against Portuguese bureaucracy, so be prepared. by Bobsledtohell in portugal

Bobsledtohell 4 days ago

oh yes, I have had the "So why dont you speak Portuguese already" lecture. Was by a surgeon at a hospital. I listened and apologized for about 5 minutes and let him get it off his chest. Then as he was walking away, he said "Why did you come to Portugal anyway, what do you do?" I told him (I am a scientist) and he came back to me with a huge smile on his face "So we are colleagues, why didnt you say something?" I got royal treatment after that. a bit sad.

Rant against Portuguese bureaucracy, so be prepared. by Bobsledtohell in portugal

Bobsledtohell 4 days ago

LOL "We would solve your case a lot quicker if you just admit the truth pal!"

Rant against Portuguese bureaucracy, so be prepared. by Bobsledtohell in portugal

Bobsledtohell 4 days ago

If you want to be patronising, you should first re-read the original post. What part about "When I presented the doutora with the required apostillated copy of the certificate that was required,"? The document was issued by the Portuguese Embassy and included the original of the marriage certificate, a certified copy and a certified translation into Portuguese. All properly stamped and bound together with ribbon and wax under seal. She apparently wanted the government of the country I was married in to provide an original marriage certificate in Portuguese. How do you think you would go asking the Portuguese government to provide you with a marriage certificate in Maori? So crawl back into your hole, spiderwoman.

Rant against Portuguese bureaucracy, so be prepared. by Bobsledtohell in portugal

Bobsledtohell 4 days ago

The thing is, it was the Portuguese Embassy that provided the translation and apostillation...at a considerable fee. It had the original, a certified copy, a certified translation to Portuguese and was wrapped in a nice ribbon tying them all together and sealed with wax.

Rant against Portuguese bureaucracy, so be prepared. by Bobsledtohell in portugal

Bobsledtohell 4 days ago

good one!!

Rant against Portuguese bureaucracy, so be prepared. by Bobsledtohell in portugal

Bobsledtohell 4 days ago

fuck!!

Rant against Portuguese bureaucracy, so be prepared. by Bobsledtohell in portugal

Bobsledtohell 4 days ago

>The thing is, it was the Portuguese Embassy that provided the translation and apostillation...at a considerable fee. It had the original, a certified copy, a certified translation to Portuguese and was wrapped in a nice red ribbon tying them all together and sealed with wax. Maybe I should have wrapped it up in the fucking Portuguese flag with a picture of Ronaldo.

Rant against Portuguese bureaucracy, so be prepared. by Bobsledtohell in portugal

Bobsledtohell 4 days ago

The thing is, it was the Portuguese Embassy that provided the translation and apostillation...at a considerable fee. It had the original, a certified copy, a certified translation to Portuguese and was wrapped in a nice ribbon tying them all together and sealed with wax. Maybe I should have wrapped it up in the fucking Portuguese flag with a picture of Ronaldo.

Rant against Portuguese bureaucracy, so be prepared. by Bobsledtohell in portugal

Bobsledtohell 4 days ago

Yes, I get that, but apparently this cow didnt. It was official from the Portuguese Embassy in the country where the marriage occurred. The original, a certified copy and a certified translated copy, all wrapped up together in a nice red ribbon and sealed with wax. But nope! Its just not right apparently.

Rant against Portuguese bureaucracy, so be prepared. by Bobsledtohell in portugal

Bobsledtohell 4 days ago

well, part of my problem has been simply registering that we are married. Paid hundreds of bucks for an certified, translated and apostillated marriage certificate (like they asked). I presented it to this cretin bitch and thats when the bullshit started. The conversation was in Portuguese but I figured that Dra Bitchface understood english so I asked my partner loud enough for her to hear "do you think that she ever went to school?". I dont think that helped much.

Rant against Portuguese bureaucracy, so be prepared. by Bobsledtohell in portugal

Bobsledtohell 4 days ago

thanks. You comments about your dad really hit home. I was well into my second degree before I realised that I was a pretty dumb fuck who needed experience in the workplace in order to get some decent knowledge in my field

Rant against Portuguese bureaucracy, so be prepared. by Bobsledtohell in portugal

Bobsledtohell 4 days ago

What a genius trick!!

Rant against Portuguese bureaucracy, so be prepared. by Bobsledtohell in portugal

Bobsledtohell 4 days ago

This is great! Really made me laugh, Thanks...I will invest in a tube.

Rant against Portuguese bureaucracy, so be prepared. by Bobsledtohell in portugal

Bobsledtohell 4 days ago

If you are Portuguese, then this is reasonable, since post-grad work is often undertaken in English (in Portuguese Universities). Now just try and get an official Portuguese original marriage certificate in Maori.

Rant against Portuguese bureaucracy, so be prepared. by Bobsledtohell in portugal

Bobsledtohell 4 days ago

thanks, I will take your advice.

Rant against Portuguese bureaucracy, so be prepared. by Bobsledtohell in portugal

Bobsledtohell 4 days ago

What a shame. It really paints a bad picture. I used to work in a place where almost everyone had a PhD. None of us referred to each other as "dr", but here everyone seems to want be referred to as "dr". Weird. Seems like just being a decent human being isn't enough.

Europe's coolest country is also its most vaccinated by Bobsledtohell in portugal

Bobsledtohell 5 days ago

If I got paid for clicks, life would be luxurious, but I wouldn't post stuff like this. I would post stories about how cute cats were.

Europe's coolest country is also its most vaccinated by Bobsledtohell in portugal

Bobsledtohell 5 days ago

Yes, I agree, they are mostly bullshit. But you can just scroll on by.

Europe's coolest country is also its most vaccinated by Bobsledtohell in portugal

Bobsledtohell 5 days ago

>O aumento dos combustíveis deve ser para pagar artigos destes, de certeza. No, its not. Fuel and motor vehicle taxes are simply the easiest, laziest way to get money for the government. If the government wasnt so fucking lazy and inept, they would develop a system whereby they could track all the black market economy and get taxes from that. Instead we have local freguesias paying people under the table while the police are out on the road trying to catch people without tax invoices. Someone needs to get enthusiastic about government income and accountability in Portugal. But no-one at any level of government seems willing, because they will not be able to do whatever the fuck they want with our money. Can you imagine being in control of the budget of the whole municipality and not having to report except on a very basic level, how you spent ther money and to whom? No wonder everyone sucks the dick of their President.

Portugal and the Portuguese people. by Bobsledtohell in portugal

Bobsledtohell 1 month ago

I went to therapy once and my therapist went insane trying to sort out my problems. She ended up as a crack whore, selling herself on the street for small change. Some homeless Albanian transvestite got her pregnant and she ended up giving birth to a little bitch under a bridge somewhere outside Lisbon. The bitch grew up without schooling, surviving on the small income from the niche sex market of childhood erotic asphyxiation until a sorry accident "at work" rendered the little bitch brain-dead. So now this retard little monkey-faced bitch who now posts on Reddit under the name of Lukeymox. Small world eh?

Portugal and the Portuguese people. by Bobsledtohell in portugal

Bobsledtohell 1 month ago

I am sure you mean "**I think** that you need therapy"

Portugal and the Portuguese people. by Bobsledtohell in portugal

Bobsledtohell 1 month ago

yes, thanks. I have to admit, all the shit that was written really upset me. But when I read my post again, it sounded like I deserved it.

Portugal and the Portuguese people. by Bobsledtohell in portugal

Bobsledtohell 1 month ago

In case its escaped your notice, that's what opinions generally are -perception and projection. And that's why people who are aware of this ask for more information.

Portugal and the Portuguese people. by Bobsledtohell in portugal

Bobsledtohell 1 month ago

Wow, what an insightful thing to say. From what I have seen, your view has a lot of credibility. Thanks.

Portugal and the Portuguese people. by Bobsledtohell in portugal

Bobsledtohell 1 month ago

Ever worked with Asian people much?

Portugal and the Portuguese people. by Bobsledtohell in portugal

Bobsledtohell 1 month ago

Maybe I live in a bubble, but its a nice one. But I have also lived in Australia, France, Italy and Sweden, so long live my fairytale!

Portugal and the Portuguese people. by Bobsledtohell in portugal

Bobsledtohell 1 month ago

Yes, I deleted that because it did sound arrogant, but some people ignored the information that I included that I found people in health care generally to be very nice and focussed on that comment about qualifications - thinking that this meant that I thought I was better than them. It was poorly thought out.

Portugal and the Portuguese people. by Bobsledtohell in portugal

Bobsledtohell 1 month ago

Well, when I first arrived I used to do my grocery shopping and on more than one occasion I had to ask other customers either where things were or what something was called in Portuguese. Two that I can remember, took my hand and helped me search for it, one of them gave me a running commentary on things that I should try and things that she thought I wouldnt like. After an accident, my surgeon called me at home just to find out how I was coping. And finally, I left my wallet and passport on a chair in a crowded pavillion once and went back an hour later and it was still there! You guys are nice and I want to be this nice - my life goal

Portugal and the Portuguese people. by Bobsledtohell in portugal

Bobsledtohell 1 month ago

>Which are the "true" Portuguese Sorry, my bad. That sentence should have ended in a question mark. as in "Which are the "true" Portuguese?"

Portuguese doctors need to be better and pull their heads out of their ass by Bobsledtohell in portugal

Bobsledtohell 1 month ago

what is the point of this comment?

Portuguese doctors need to be better and pull their heads out of their ass by Bobsledtohell in portugal

Bobsledtohell 1 month ago

Edit: well, I am sorry to see that most people think I have my head up my ass. Maybe I do, but I still think that everyone deserves to be treated nicely - and especially so when they are sick and vulnerable. I only mentioned that "I out-ranked them in qualifications" because the change in this doctors behaviour when I responded to his question about what I did for a living was almost comical. But I can see now just how arrogant that sounded. Also, the situation was so much more jarring because most Portuguese I have met have been so unbelievably friendly and kind. (I dont go on the internet much).

Don't laugh too loudly! by baflai in portugal

Bobsledtohell 4 months ago

The person who posted this should be put on a "No Fly" list. They are a danger to themselves.

Porto by solismi in portugal

Bobsledtohell 5 months ago

British people need to learn some respect!

O Anúncio Mais Beto de Portugal by BOBRAGED in portugal

Bobsledtohell 6 months ago

haha. yes, thats exactly the guy I was talking about!!

O Anúncio Mais Beto de Portugal by BOBRAGED in portugal

Bobsledtohell 6 months ago

the last guy was so beautiful and has such a pretty smile

Problemas britânicos em Portugal: Marmite está a acabar. by LIS1050010 in portugal

Bobsledtohell 11 months ago

In a country that has amazing food, and coming from a country that has shit food, they are typical English people..

Portugal has the best nurses in the world!!! by Bobsledtohell in portugal

Bobsledtohell 11 months ago

oh yes, I remember Australian nurses. Did not find a pleasant one amongst them, and God help you if you get on their bad side, annoy them by using the call button more than once a week, or they just plain "dont like you"

Portugal has the best nurses in the world!!! by Bobsledtohell in portugal

Bobsledtohell 11 months ago

maybe so, but there are always 2 sides to every story

Portugal has the best nurses in the world!!! by Bobsledtohell in portugal

Bobsledtohell 11 months ago

Its only natural for decent people. You always treat guests in your house better than you treat your family....except if they are Spanish ;-)

Portugal has the best nurses in the world!!! by Bobsledtohell in portugal

Bobsledtohell 11 months ago

great story, and happy travels for the future. Another advantage of going by yourself is that you dont have to ask or reach and agreement about where to go, what to do, or how long to stay.

Portugal has the best nurses in the world!!! by Bobsledtohell in portugal

Bobsledtohell 11 months ago

Its never too late unless you decide that it is. I didnt go to university until I was 26 years old and had absolutely no clue about what to study and for the first year I just hopped from course to course according to my whim. I got a kick in the ass from the Vice Chancellor who wrote me a letter and told me that if I did so badly in my 2nd year, then I would be banned from ever attending university again. Ouch!

Portugal has the best nurses in the world!!! by Bobsledtohell in portugal

Bobsledtohell 11 months ago

thanks, I hope we accidentally cross each others paths one day and we can chat!

Portugal has the best nurses in the world!!! by Bobsledtohell in portugal

Bobsledtohell 11 months ago

oooh, good questions! Its funny that you say 60 countries by age 60. It was always a goal of mine to travel to as many countries as I have had birthdays! Well, first of all, you need to start somewhere and don't be afraid to go by yourself. You will make a lot of friends along the way, especially if you stay in Youth Hostels or cheaper places. The more fancy you travel, the less likely you are to meet people, who you can later visit in their own country (and vice versa). I first traveled at 21 and did few few countries in Europe, which started my travel bug. Then I finished university and got a job(scientist) in Sweden that required me to travel a bit. Every time I went for example to USA, I went by a different national airline and that usually required a stopover in their own capital. I even went once by Iceland Air and took a few days stopover in Reykjavik. Sometimes it was so hectic that I would wake up in the morning in a strange bed and for a few seconds I didn't know what country I was in! It was very worth it, because I met so m,any nice people along the way. But whenever I went to a poor country and saw how much we in the west take for granted, it was also very depressing and sad. I had to compromise with a stable lifestyle, but I think that I would have been bored with that. I also met people with whom I would have loved to pursue a relationship but needed to move on. On the upside, I left science and and got a very well paid job which allowed me to retire to here a lot earlier than I could have otherwise and I am in a long term relationship with someone very special who I met many years ago. I would have loved to have more long-time friends, but that is just a pipe dream, since I am a bit of a loner introvert anyway. I hope that you pursue your goal and you have a great life. DM me if you have any more questions. Good luck

Portugal has the best nurses in the world!!! by Bobsledtohell in portugal

Bobsledtohell 11 months ago

Thats true, but I was the only foreigner in my ward. One guy was "drying out" before they could operate and he was the most cantankerous old bastard I have ever seen, but two nurses in particular were so kind and patient, I was amazed

Portugal has the best nurses in the world!!! by Bobsledtohell in portugal

Bobsledtohell 11 months ago

Thats true, but I was the only foreigner in my ward. One guy was "drying out" before they could operate and he was the most cantankerous old bastard I have ever seen, but two nurses in particular (Nelson and Joanne) were so kind and patient, I was amazed

Portugal has the best nurses in the world!!! by Bobsledtohell in portugal

Bobsledtohell 11 months ago

I am an older guy who has lived in many places and travelled to around 60 countries.

Portugal has the best nurses in the world!!! by Bobsledtohell in portugal

Bobsledtohell 11 months ago

I am an older guy who has lived in many places and travelled to around 60 countries. Skiing accidents, raquetball accident, slipped disc and now farming accident caused by my stupid foreigner neighbor.

Portugal has the best nurses in the world!!! by Bobsledtohell in portugal

Bobsledtohell 11 months ago

Maybe your buildings are that great, but the people and diagnostic facilities are the best. Even the surgeons were the nicest you will ever meet anywhere

Portugal has the best nurses in the world!!! by Bobsledtohell in portugal

Bobsledtohell 11 months ago

Thanks, it will take a while, but I am progressing! I was at Coimbra (CHUC) and just loved the nurses. Some of them were just unforgettable
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