January 14th, 2009

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So here's the deal. I'm thinking about moving to England. Not anytime too soon, but maybe in a year or so. However, I have one big factor stacked against me... I'm *gasp!* American. From everything I've heard so far, non EU passport holders have about zero chance of finding any sort of decent employment, right?

I'm 28 years old. I have two bachelors degrees (in psychology and sociology.) For the last year, I've been teaching ESL for a school in Japan. I'm satisfied with my job here. But... my boyfriend is a British citizen. He'd like to come to Japan as well, but is currently finishing his degree. It looks like it may be quite a while before he's done, and, well, the whole long-distance thing sucks. We've been doing it for two years now, and I'd like to join him one way or another before we are both old and gray.

I've had other jobs in the past. Mostly retail, but I have management experience, and I also worked for the psychiatry department of a hospital while I was in college/uni. I enjoy teaching, but I don't have an actual teaching degree. My uni degrees are in other fields.

I'm at the point in my life where working retail and making minimum wage isn't an option anymore. Is there any chance in hell I could find decent employment in the England? Or should I just bite the bullet and get married? ha ha ha. That would make it easier, right? ;)

Any and all info is appreciated. Thanks!