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Any Advice or help available ?

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Any Advice or help available ?

Postby Stephanie ABT » Mon 15 Feb 2010 13:40 GMT

Hi,

Im Stephanie a British 38 year old Pre-Op TS living in Malta with my female partner...shes a local girl and we are married.

About 5 years ago I was made redundant and then I decided to go full time and hopefully start transitioning..well 5 years on and im still not being able to find work even though im pretty well qualified on the grounds that im transgender. The situation now is pretty dire and after searching through the net I found these forums for expats, so Im trying everything that I possibly can think of.

Does anyone know any LGBT friendly employers down here ?I have tried contacting the local Malta Gay Right Movement on numerous occasions but they have been far from helpful. Not even the Local ETC corporation was any help as they basically washed their hands off it ( I do hold dual nationality now)

If anyone can possible give some advice or help it would be most appreciated as my partner and I are really in a pretty desperate situation.

Thanks

Stephanie
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Postby gozomark » Mon 15 Feb 2010 14:03 GMT

Hi Stephanie, and welcome to the forum :D

I'm sorry I can't offer you any help, but hopefully someone else on the forum will be able to. Best of luck, and hopefully you wil get everything sorted out.
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Postby Kay » Mon 15 Feb 2010 14:14 GMT

[Oops, Mark you beat me to it. We were posting at the same time.]

Hi Stephanie, and welcome to our forum.

I must be honest with you because I wouldn't like to see your hopes dashed. The owners, admins, mods, etc are LGBT friendly but many of the regulars here (usually the cheapos, not the proper members) don't seem to like people with alternative lifestyles. :roll:

Do you really need employment? Why choose Malta, that most Catholic and conservative country? Can you not make it on your own somehow?

I wish all the best for you and hope you can make it. :)

Hugs from me, and good luck!
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Postby Stephanie ABT » Mon 15 Feb 2010 15:09 GMT

Kay wrote:[Oops, Mark you beat me to it. We were posting at the same time.]

Hi Stephanie, and welcome to our forum.

I must be honest with you because I wouldn't like to see your hopes dashed. The owners, admins, mods, etc are LGBT friendly but many of the regulars here (usually the cheapos, not the proper members) don't seem to like people with alternative lifestyles. :roll:

Do you really need employment? Why choose Malta, that most Catholic and conservative country? Can you not make it on your own somehow?

I wish all the best for you and hope you can make it. :)

Hugs from me, and good luck!


Thanks to you both for your kind welcome :)

Why choose Malta you ask ?? Well let me be honest here, I didnt choose it...our parents moved us here when i was 14 and I seemed to get stuck here. Thats cutting a long and complicated story short basically.

I have really tried to make it on my own but its seemingly impossible and lately our situation has changed dramatically for the worse so its of the utmost urgency that Im able to get to work again even for a short time.

My partner and I are at the moment basically climbing the walls as we are trying everything humanly possible but with no luck.

No matter how little advice anyone has please post as things are really bad and with no contacts left back home in the UK anymore its not easy either to return.

We both are also keen on meeting up with any other Brits who are here, It would be nice to have some friends as well.

Thanks Again

Stephanie
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Re: Any Advice or help available ?

Postby johnofessex » Mon 15 Feb 2010 15:19 GMT

Stephanie ABT wrote: im pretty well qualified


Hi Stephanie

I fear I have no information to offer myself, but maybe it might help others to do so if you could say a little more about what you're qualified in and what sort of work you have done and/or want to do.

All the best
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Re: Any Advice or help available ?

Postby Stephanie ABT » Mon 15 Feb 2010 15:23 GMT

johnofessex wrote:
Stephanie ABT wrote: im pretty well qualified


Hi Stephanie

I fear I have no information to offer myself, but maybe it might help others to do so if you could say a little more about what you're qualified in and what sort of work you have done and/or want to do.

All the best


Hi John,

Well mostly qualified in Admin. I have experience from being a clerk to being a Customer Service Manager. Hold "A" Level standard and also an LCCI diploma in Business and Administration Management. Also have a good 10 odd years of experience behind me. But things the way they are Ill basically take anything thats offered..Doesnt matter if its in a shop or an office. As the saying goes....Beggers cant be choosers.

Thanks

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Postby bex22 » Wed 6 Nov 2013 20:56 GMT

hi there

I know HSBC call centre in Swatar, has a wide range of differences amongst their staff, including gay, lesbian and transgendered people
Have you tried there?
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Postby Kay » Wed 6 Nov 2013 23:27 GMT

Stephanie, several of the jobs you suggest could be done online - customer services, personal assistant. Your sexuality
doesn't even come in to play if you do a good job.

Or you could start your own online business. :twisted:
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Postby maxine » Thu 7 Nov 2013 00:23 GMT

My sister was in a financially difficult situation and found a local auction house in the UK - she visited that and picked up boxes of 'junk' at the end of the auction - stuff no-one wanted - for a pound a box. She then went to car boot sales and eBay etc and sold it and made good money from it - she wasn't going to get rich but it's an example of an off the wall idea. Think outside of the box and there are plenty of opportunities from dog walking to helping the elderly with shopping etc etc.

It won't be a new career but it might help get you over the rough patch.
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