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Old 01-12-2017   #16 (permalink)
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Agree. I am paid in pesos (of course) and when I traveled back to the U.S. for Christmas, I had sticker shock. At Logan airport in Boston, I changed my $2,070 pesos for about $78 USD. I just about passed out. $2,000 is pretty big chunk of change for me. I will not be traveling back to the U.S. this year or next year, if I can help it.
Not quite the same but I felt likely the same way when leaving England a few days after Brexit with some leftover sterling.

It is scary to think that 150 US could potentially do what 250 us use to do, like that is a month lodging realistically at 3000 pesos in a livable private living arrangement potentially. Very scary exchanges.

Have costs in Mexico not also gone up.. I know with Gasolinazi trickledown on price increases will likely be coming to all sectors of the Mexican economy, I am curious how fast these cost increases will occur if so, normally it takes from 1 to 6 months for these costs to spread out across the whole economy, which could create interesting effects if things like the Minimum wage arn't increased.

WIth an increase in the minimum wage... visa considerations could change also, although for people in the US it would likely just counter balance.

However again if US/Mexico trade is effected by NAFTA reconsiderations, trade itself may reduce from the US to Mexico in favour of places like China, Europe or South America


It is VERY odd that only this would happen and not an increase in Minimum wage as it will end up putting pressure on those who are the poorest conditions the hardest. If it was paired with minimum wage it would offset inflation; however in general I've seen in done time and time again, what usually stops these problems is interest rate cuts, I am not even sure if Mexico has an interest rate. What we see is the exact opposite occur.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...trump-election

I am sure they know what they are doing. None the less it is a little outside the scope of the thread to start talking about the Mexican economy.

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Old 01-12-2017   #17 (permalink)
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In one of.your posts you said you came close to doing FM3 work. There are no FM3s anymore. There are:

Permanent residency
Temporary residency w/o permission to work
Temporary residency with permission to work

If you are going to get permission to work here, you will be given the 3rd option. You will be approved for one year. Before it expires you will need to renew. They will renew anywhere from one year to three years.

If you get your temporary residence with permission to work, if you get fired or quit.your job, you have 90 days to find a new job and do a change of employer with immigration. If you do not, you will have to leave the country.

As far as your dive shop hiring comment. Absolutely they will hire you but don't expect any help with immigration from them.

Anyway, good luck with your search.
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Yes telecommuting does have advantages, I am not totally certain on how it is viewed legally if performing work functions while in Mexico. Do you have more info on that?
Legally, you are not working in Mexico so you are fine. I do not live in Mexico full-time but I have done it for years part-time. Nobody knows, nobody cares, as long as you are not working for a Mexican company it should not be an issue.

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I have been looking at that option as based upon my days hosteling I would need to work about an hour a day to survive in Mexico based upon standard wages for things like teaching online.

Not really sure what telecommuting is out there fully.
You need to do some research on ¨working online¨. You will get better search results if you look for that rather than ¨telecommuting¨. You must be a Brit.

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Do you have any specific examples of sorts of telecommuting people do while staying in Playa?


You would still only be able to stay for 6 months a year in that structure though, no?
Can you play poker online or are you willing to learn? I´m not a poker player but you wouldn´t believe what kind of money I have heard about some of these guys making playing online poker. Outside of that, there are all kinds of online jobs that are not unique to Mexico, or anywhere, you just need to get a good online presence (you have a good start) and start applying for jobs.
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In one of.your posts you said you came close to doing FM3 work. There are no FM3s anymore. There are:

Permanent residency
Temporary residency w/o permission to work
Temporary residency with permission to work

Yup that came with the mixup in 2012 if I remember corretly. I've been travelling to Mexico for close to a decade now.

So is the work permission just a blanket permission or is it like the old FM3 where it is tied to one employer and then you would apply for a change of employer if that happened. I am guessing the Temprorary residency must be a year or something, with annual renewals.





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If you are going to get permission to work here, you will be given the 3rd option. You will be approved for one year. Before it expires you will need to renew. They will renew anywhere from one year to three years.

If you get your temporary residence with permission to work, if you get fired or quit.your job, you have 90 days to find a new job and do a change of employer with immigration. If you do not, you will have to leave the country.

As far as your dive shop hiring comment. Absolutely they will hire you but don't expect any help with immigration from them.

Anyway, good luck with your search.
That is actually a little better I think than the old deal regarding the 90 days to get another place of employment, as I am not sure that was possible in the past as if I remember correctly and I could be wrong each FM3 was tied to a specific work permit.

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You must be a Brit.



The British accuse me of being American. I am not an American passport holder either, I do have an A# though.

I am not a British National under the current British Nationality Act to my understanding, although that would be a legal issue, I am not a British Passport holder. I did have the chance to study there for a bit at a place called the Bader International Study Centre at Herstmonceux Castle, good experience I would do it again.

Here is a nice aerial picture of it. It was a unique study holiday for me. If you have kids etc.. I would recommend they check it out if given the opportunity.

http://www.queensu.ca/bisc/sites/liv...Ariel_View.jpg


I am actually considering trying to learn enough Spanish to do studies at UNAM or La Salle or something. I am not yet sure on funding for that. As I have a degree already getting student funding could be more difficult. The garden looks nicer in person, the castle more lived and real. Places like Battle Abbey are probably also a really cool place to send your children if they are not yet to the college/University level too.

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I can imagine a couple of private Bilingual Schools would be interested in looking at your CV and giving you an online interview. You could try Ma Eugenia at Colegio Ingles, Claudia Pozo at Comunidad Educativa El Papalote or Jim at Escuela Internacional .
Another good option is creating content or ghostwriting, unfortunately most bigger companies (the ones willing to offer you a full time position would be looking for a US national (at least one that i know is looking)
Good luck! I´m sure you will find something you love, you seem very talented and adaptable =)
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I can imagine a couple of private Bilingual Schools would be interested in looking at your CV and giving you an online interview. You could try Ma Eugenia at Colegio Ingles, Claudia Pozo at Comunidad Educativa El Papalote or Jim at Escuela Internacional .
Another good option is creating content or ghostwriting, unfortunately most bigger companies (the ones willing to offer you a full time position would be looking for a US national (at least one that i know is looking)
Good luck! I´m sure you will find something you love, you seem very talented and adaptable =)

Thanks for the suggestions I will look into it.
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