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katimmita : Hi i was international student in canada . i took admission in a college named Lethbridge (toronto campus) run by CIABT .now i completed my first sem there . i paid 2 sem fees together .though i applied for refund she is not giving back da money . she gave me on college stamp pad in written that collge will give me back da money but the lady didnt give me the money . now college is closed .. now to solve this problem whom should i meet .. can i inform CIC canada ... can immigration office can help me out in this metter ?.. or any lawyer can help me out ? please suggest me something

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Sleeryrub : You should try anyone who you think can help: The immigration office, a lawyer, the school's board of directors, etc.
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lenazhuck : I know it must have been hard sometimes with small spaces and all the stuff of being away from home, but did you ever look forward to it? I don't have any experience with being on an underway naval ship, but it seems like it would be kind of cool. Also, are there certain types of ships that tend to be not as uncomfortable underway than others?

I know that it depends on your personality but please give a general answer.
(I would prefer answers about officer's conditions, but enlisted answers are okay.)
Thanks.
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Veilepype : Only on larger capital ships (e.g., Carriers and Cruisers) are officer staterooms bigger. Conditions aren't really any different for most crewmembers, save for the Commanding Officer, XO, and Department Heads on larger vessels. Senior Enlisted typically get better berthing, but you can always defer and pick where you want to bunk instead if you want to. As a First Class I had the option of sleeping in First Class' berthing area, but I decided to keep my bunk that flanked the torpedo tubes. You just get used to certain machinery sounds that help put you to sleep.

Officers have their meals in the wardroom; on larger ships, so do Chiefs. For smaller vessels, officers eat in the wardroom, and all enlisted eat together, though there are usually reserved tables for Chiefs.

Smaller ships and Gator Freighters (e.g., LST's, which are flat-bottomed) don't handle rough seas very well, so bunk webbing is essential to keep you from being thrown out of your bunk in heavy seas. The bigger the better, or if you're like myself as a Submariner, nice and calm while underway submerged.

Being underway is a double-edged sword; it's great to leave civilization behind (as well as bills, etc.) but it's tough to leave family for long periods as well. For most combat vessels, while you're in port, the only focus you have is getting your ship ready to sail again. Once you leave and settle into an underway watch rotation, it's actually pretty nice.

Of course if you're a junior officer or enlisted, you have no time at all to yourself. Training and qualifications are your life for the first year or more onboard while off-watch. Until then, you're a shipboard liability.

Comfort is where you make it. I guarantee you that if you haven't had any sleep in 30 hours, the deck itself will seem like a Tempurpedic mattress. I actually used to take naps on the deck on my old boat in the Sonar Equipment Space next to the mainframe computer; those 400hz fans put me to sleep like a baby. Cramped spaces or no, you'll make do with what's available.

If you're contemplating Submarine duty, it's definitely a different way of living. I of course was primarily a Submariner for several years, but I did get the chance to get underway on a Frigate for a couple of weeks (Bermuda cruise). It was different, to be sure. While I loved the fresh air, I still loved being in a submarine better. I suppose you like what's familiar to you; even today, staying in dark, cramped quarters for long periods doesn't bother me.

There are good and bad days also. Bad is when you have to emergency sortie (get underway ASAP) because a hurricane is headed up the coast aimed at your a$$, your wife is in the hospital and you can't do anything to help her or your house. Riding out State 9 seas while submerged taking big rolls (up to 30 degrees) even at deep depths is rough enough; it's hell on surface ships.

On the flipside, one of my best memories is being on the bridge of my old boat at 2am in the morning, underway on the surface heading into port for an 8am arrival. Full moon, 70 degrees, dolphins riding the bow wave; in essence, a perfect night on the water. We used to spend a lot of time in the Caribbean as well as the North Atlantic, so we got the best and worst of weather.

Essentially, it's great to get underway, but after a few months you're itching to get home. Local ops (coastal patrols) are pretty easy, Monday out-Friday in type stuff. Even 2-4 weeks isn't bad. Anything over 2 months and by the third month everyone is getting testy, at least on Submarines. On ships, they can last a lot longer, since they can resupply with fresh food regularly, as well as contact family. On Submarines, fresh stuff (fruit, veggies, milk, etc.) goes within 2 weeks, eggs in 6 if they're preserved properly. Powdered milk sucks, as does powdered eggs. The soft ice cream machine rules.

Long deployments are one reason many sailors get out, especially if you're married and have small kids.
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camarok : I paid off my school with cash and i got a receipt from them and a week later they call me to tell me one of my bills was counterfeit. How do I know they aren't scamming me and do i have to pay them back?
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likelucyru : Tell them to sue you, which they won't.
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EpildKitillek : School's don't scam people.

Ask them to show you the bill and why they think it's counterfeit, and why they think it was from you (a week later seems like it's a random bill in the cash drawer at the point).

If it's counterfeit, then you owe them the money. Be happy all they want is real money and they are trying to have you arrested.
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Majuceak : tell them it wasn't yours , in all probability they made the same call to several people
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Ugg53503 : Sounds like you just got screwed.
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Artfooter : You probably didn't check those bills to see if they were counterfeit. Ask them what they need from you to clear up the problem and how the bills was dispatched. Normally people who work at a school are not shysters but normally you go to jail for passing a counterfeit bill (regardless of whether you KNEW it was or not!). So be glad.

So you basically want to let someone know that you appreciate the opportunity to rectify the mistake and what happened to the bill. I would want to let a boss know so that counterfeit bill claims don't keep occurring as if there is an inside scam, I'd want someone to know. But yet, this is the perfect scam because who would ever think to report someone for stealing a bill they said was counterfeit as their own butt would be on the line. Yeah I would do something.
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