this morning i was walking out from work with a nurse, of jamaican decent. i just assumed she was a british citizen by birth or naturalizition. i was taken aback when she said she is still on a work permit!!! i don’t like to pry but when she said even though she has been here 10 years she is still on a work permit i had to ask why….
she came to do her nurse training here, that doesn’t count towards residency, the clock starts over from the beginning when you start working. she also fell under the 4 to 5 year changes like me so she is hoping she will get permanent residency this year.
talking to her sounded like i was listening to myself last year….she said she feels trapped…she’s been so depressed about it she’s gone for counseling and she’s recently paid £300-400 for a new work permit so she could change jobs!!! something i never even knew you could do…
she said that nobody understands how difficult it is~~~~
i gave her a big hug and told her i know just how she feels….