Well, it seems that the UK immigration can be as nasty and bureaucratic as the US immigration department. They have denied my work visa on the claims that Cray did not properly advertise for the position with a UK based advertising firm. It seems that advertising in HPCWire  and the other places just wasn’t good enough.

 So, what does this mean for me. Other than I’m not going to the UK any time soon. It means that Cray now has to readvertise for the position for a minimum of 7 day with a UK based advertising firm, then wait an aditional 28 days minimum to see if anyone qualified puts in a submition. Only after all that can they then resubmit my visa application paperwork.

 It was a real fun conversation last night when I told Roberta this. We’re now at least 60 days out if not more like 90.  We have no furniture, no dishes, no house.  Guess how many furnished places there are to rent in Butte MT? Not many. (-;

We’ll get through this. It’s just a bump in the road. Cray isn’t dropping me, which is a good thing. They are going to try again, and probably with a different visa firm this time. My new boss is less than happy. I’ll be finishing up training here in Chippewa Falls, WI, then I’ll probably swing through Butte to see Roberta and the kids on my way down to San Jose, CA for BlueArc training for a week or so. Then maybe to NERSC to help support that site for a while.

 

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