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I have no money no job but still moving to oz with family

Old Jun 9th 2009, 8:11 am
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Are people for real when I read moving to oz with family but have no money all spent on flights & moving costs no job but hey rather be skint in the sun than in the cold uk. Are people mad or is it I play it to safe because I have spent the last two years planning for nearly everything.
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Are people for real when I read moving to oz with family but have no money all spent on flights & moving costs no job but hey rather be skint in the sun than in the cold uk. Are people mad or is it I play it to safe because I have spent the last two years planning for nearly everything.
Everyone lives differently. No one's right and no one's wrong. They may succeed and you may fail and visa versa. Don't worry about what other people do or don't do, it's unimportant.
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Old Jun 9th 2009, 8:53 am
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Everyone lives differently. No one's right and no one's wrong. They may succeed and you may fail and visa versa. Don't worry about what other people do or don't do, it's unimportant.
Have to agree with you as we moved with no job, no house and very little money 5 years ago but have done ok.
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We are in the same boat as you. If you have family you can stay with that will help immensely... Good Luck...we are now just waiting for visa's.
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We came without a job too, it was hard for the first few months until I was working but we are starting to get on our feet now.
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Have to agree with you as we moved with no job, no house and very little money 5 years ago but have done ok.
In a normal time, moving to Oz with little money and no job is not a completely insane act. However, this is a completely different time now and the ongoing recession is one of the worst the world has ever seen after 1930s great depression.

DO NOT ENCOURAGE ANYONE TO MOVE TO OZ WITHOUT SUBSTANTIAL BUFFER MONEY IN THIS RECESSION. SOME PEOPLE WILL ALWAYS GET LUCKY, BUT MOST WILL NOT.
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Are people for real when I read moving to oz with family but have no money all spent on flights & moving costs no job but hey rather be skint in the sun than in the cold uk. Are people mad or is it I play it to safe because I have spent the last two years planning for nearly everything.
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Everyone lives differently. No one's right and no one's wrong. They may succeed and you may fail and visa versa. Don't worry about what other people do or don't do, it's unimportant.
What she said...
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Some can do it some cant.

However if you end up with your whole family living in your car , someone will always let you know who to blame.
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Default Re: I have no money no job but still moving to oz with family

Originally Posted by maggy View Post
Have to agree with you as we moved with no job, no house and very little money 5 years ago but have done ok.
Had it been during the current global downturn would you have been so lucky?
Personally wouldn't do it as no fall back, no benefits etc so would put pressure on landing a job very quickly. At the moment people are struggling to find work in Aus and there are lots of applicants (with Aus experience) who will be ahead of poms when it comes to securing the position they want.
But if someone has decided then they need to go for it and live with how they end up.
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We moved here 3 months ago from NZ (Im a kiwi, my partner is English).

We didn't have any savings or even have the money to get here, th efares were paid for luckily. I had a job, partner didnt have a visa yet so came on a visitors (so couldnt work). Also, I came jst a week and a half after acepting my job offer and partner and child folowed 4 weks later so there wasnt even time to think about it properly really.

Its been almost 3 months and partner is now also working, our dogs arrived from NZ yesterday, so, so far so good.

Personally, I don't see the problem with moving with no money/savings whatever...however, I probably wouldnt have done it if neither of us had had a job to go to.
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Originally Posted by eugene43 View Post
Are people for real when I read moving to oz with family but have no money all spent on flights & moving costs no job but hey rather be skint in the sun than in the cold uk. Are people mad or is it I play it to safe because I have spent the last two years planning for nearly everything.
Many do it in a boat with no visa and no English


Mind you they also come with out

Debt
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I think your making a very brave decision but best of luck, especially for your kids! Hope it's not a foolish decision esp in today's climate
We could very well be in a similar position but we have family willing to support us if necessary.
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Are people for real when I read moving to oz with family but have no money all spent on flights & moving costs no job but hey rather be skint in the sun than in the cold uk. Are people mad or is it I play it to safe because I have spent the last two years planning for nearly everything.
Unless we know the individual circumstances of the family, who are we to judge?
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Are people for real when I read moving to oz with family but have no money all spent on flights & moving costs no job but hey rather be skint in the sun than in the cold uk. Are people mad or is it I play it to safe because I have spent the last two years planning for nearly everything.
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