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I'm thinking about emigrating. Is this the right time?

by Jeremy Bullmore
Last Updated: 09 Oct 2013

Is it a good time to emigrate? David Cameron keeps piling on the doom and gloom. I've got the opportunity to work as a tour guide in Seville, but I'm in my late thirties in a relatively good job, so the move would involve a big drop in salary. But I could be made redundant anyway. Are things really going to get that bad here?

A: It may or may not be a good time to emigrate, but I seriously doubt if it's a good time to become a tour guide in Spain. It clearly doesn't pay very well, it's not an obvious step on a career path - and what about the pension plan? None of this would matter much if you were 19, but you're not.

My crystal ball's no clearer than yours. But if you're seriously concerned about this country's future, then ducking away for a bit to another part of Europe is just dodging the need to make a decision about your own. And re-entry, at your age, and with not much on your recent CV, could be very difficult indeed.

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