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Forum: Australia
Oct 14th 2012, 1:46 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 746
Posted By Betty Boot

Re: Holiday in Perth - money question

Hi there

All I can say is bring plenty of money. We have been here a week and are a family of 5, we lived here 6 years ago and prices have gone up a lot. I guess we will be ok when earning dollars...
Forum: Australia
Oct 10th 2012, 7:01 am
Replies: 104
Views: 15,025
Posted By Betty Boot

Re: Feeling that it's now not worth the risk

yes it's IT but he got a job as a SQL dba for a mining company - that's where he was looking as the money is better.

We are here now, arrived las tThursday, and although things are not as busy as...
Forum: Australia
Oct 2nd 2012, 11:08 am
Replies: 5
Views: 869
Posted By Betty Boot

Nearly there

So I am sat here amidst lots of boxes whilst the packers finish up. We leave Lancashire for Perth tomorrow and I feel sick with nerves:o I have been a wreck most of the week and this morning...
Sep 28th 2012, 9:36 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 3,580
Posted By Betty Boot

Re: We're Here!

Thanks for the update - good to know it's not all hard work at the other end!:)
Forum: Australia
Sep 27th 2012, 6:53 pm
Replies: 93
Views: 13,240
Posted By Betty Boot

Re: parents an emotional wreck, tips and hindsight needed please!

I agree - I have had the same with my family and I actually moved back after 6 years away because of it. We are now returning back to Australia next week:eek: and my husbands sister is trying the...
Forum: Australia
Sep 18th 2012, 4:38 pm
Replies: 89
Views: 11,044
Posted By Betty Boot

Re: Why did you emigrate? (or are thinking of emigrating?)

I like your honesty - I always feel a bit silly when I say I am moving back to Oz for the weather, but that really is the truth, I love the heat and I hate the cold:o
Forum: Australia
Sep 17th 2012, 10:58 am
Replies: 114
Views: 19,463
Posted By Betty Boot

Re: Migrating to Australia - Is it still Worth the Risk

I've got to say I totally agree - I moved back from Perth because I thought my kids needed family - grandparents/aunts/uncles/etc but having been back 6 years I now know otherwise. Yes it's nice to...
Forum: Australia
Sep 17th 2012, 10:49 am
Forum: Australia
Sep 10th 2012, 7:43 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,272
Posted By Betty Boot

Re: Your experiences of the Australian job market.

Hi Jay

Yes he flew to Perth, they bought a van and travelled North. Got the pearling job in Broome but has now relocated (with the job) to Darwin. I chat with him on FB and he says there is...
Forum: Australia
Sep 9th 2012, 6:47 pm
Replies: 104
Views: 15,025
Posted By Betty Boot

Re: Feeling that it's now not worth the risk

Yes I think more disappointment than anything really as it was nice to think there would be no gap before we had an income again (as i know how moving can eat away at savings). We are still moving...
Forum: Australia
Sep 9th 2012, 7:52 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,272
Posted By Betty Boot

Re: Your experiences of the Australian job market.

My nephew is 21 and just done the same thing with a mate. He has worked on a farm picking zucchini and has now moved on to deck hand on a pearl boat. He is having a ball and not had any problems...
Forum: Australia
Sep 7th 2012, 6:40 am
Replies: 104
Views: 15,025
Posted By Betty Boot

Re: Feeling that it's now not worth the risk

Thanks - yes we are citizens. My husband is a SQL dba and never been out of work here or Australia. The job he got was with FMG and we believed he did well to get it with a telephone interview over...
Forum: Australia
Sep 6th 2012, 5:59 pm
Replies: 104
Views: 15,025
Posted By Betty Boot

Re: Feeling that it's now not worth the risk

Thanks Pit Bull. Yes I think we still need to go and just look for work on arrival as planned. He contracts here in UK and although has never been out of work it did look at one point he would have...
Forum: Australia
Sep 6th 2012, 5:08 pm
Replies: 104
Views: 15,025
Posted By Betty Boot

Feeling that it's now not worth the risk

Well we are 2 weeks away from completing on our house sale, notice handed in on both jobs, one of the cars is going tomorrow and someone looking at the other this weekend then boom, the job offer...
Forum: Australia
Sep 5th 2012, 12:59 pm
Replies: 71
Views: 6,768
Posted By Betty Boot

Re: Buying a house in Perth? Knock 30% Off!

Got to agree, seems that folk who have been there a while and are already established are taking pleasure in scaring the c**p out of those who are ready to arrive in OZ:eek:

Find it hard to...
Forum: Australia
Sep 4th 2012, 8:22 am
Replies: 3
Views: 793
Posted By Betty Boot

Re: Qatar has a 3 day sale on 4-6 Sept

Hi Evelin, have you ever flown with them? I have been looking at prices for flying to Perth in the next couple of weeks for a family of 5 and they are working out about £1,500 cheaper!! Seems too...
Aug 8th 2012, 8:34 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 4,275
Posted By Betty Boot

Re: 8 years on.........

Oh wow Glittababe great to hear. I msgd you a few years back about ping ponging, we're finally about to do it:thumbsup: No family support on my side and a few 'it's the kids i feel sorry for' ...
Forum: Australia
Aug 7th 2012, 3:10 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,180
Posted By Betty Boot

Re: Pre employment medical

Lol that is very true!

He has been for medical and wasnt as indepth as feared lol. No blood tests, just drug test, BMI, hearing, eye test, body overhaul, etc. Few questions about alcohol...
Forum: Australia
Aug 7th 2012, 9:59 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,180
Posted By Betty Boot

Re: Pre employment medical

:eek: Gulp. Well :fingerscrossed: it will all be good today!
Forum: Australia
Aug 7th 2012, 8:36 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,180
Posted By Betty Boot

Forum: Australia
Aug 7th 2012, 7:43 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,180
Posted By Betty Boot

Re: Pre employment medical

No just anti anxiety tablets.
Forum: Australia
Aug 7th 2012, 7:38 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,180
Posted By Betty Boot

Re: Pre employment medical

Thank you verystormy, he is fit and healthy and drug screen isnt a problem but he does enjoy his red wine:o. Are they concerned over prescribed medication?
Forum: Australia
Aug 6th 2012, 7:44 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,180
Posted By Betty Boot

Pre employment medical

My husband is going for a medical tomorrow here in UK for a job offer in Perth. Anyone know what to expect and what they are checking. He is nervous something sinister will come up or even something...
Forum: Australia
Aug 3rd 2012, 9:25 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 3,614
Posted By Betty Boot

Re: Discount Shops

In my experience there aren't any:thumbdown:
Forum: Australia
Aug 2nd 2012, 8:40 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 3,743
Posted By Betty Boot

Re: Mortgages

Thanks craig
Although we are australian citizens all with passports - will that makea difference?
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