PLEASE READ THIS EMAIL SENT TO ME AND HELP ME TO UNDERSTAND AUSTRALIA
My brain and emotions have been turned upside down with the total hate for the Aussies and the country from this guy.
Do the Aussies really hate us POMS? (is it just a few)
Are we wanted?
We have our visa's submitted with Immigration SA awaiting a case worker.
We planned on selling our house, (but now not sure whether to rent it out)
Do we really need to plan for the BIG IF. How I see it if your making such a big move then shorely leaving a house open in the UK for a return will make it less likely that you'll give it a DAM GOOD GO!! and make it work.
Please note I have deleted names from the mail!!
I have received an email from Mr X (!!! group) electrical engineers in Melbourne Australia this morning. X & I have spoken on the phone a few times over the last few weeks and he tells me that you and you family are interested in moving to Australia for a better life.
The wife and I moved out there in February 2008 and after 6 months we came back to the UK. I am or should I say was a qualified gas engineer with corgi reg and ACS certified installer status. The wife is a qualified care home manager specialising in the care of elderly dementia service users.
We seen Australia for everything it had to offer and due to the fact that on your passports it states United Kingdom we were more or less ridiculed to say the least.
Neil my friend, we have never spoken on the phone or even met before but before you make any decision to up sticks and move please email me with your contact numbers and a suitable time to call and I will answer any questions you need answering about that place down under. Its so serious that we have the MP's looking at our case.
There are certain things in the information regarding living and working in Australia that the authorities fail to mention until the question arises. This information is not available until you get to that god forsaken country.
Sorry to be the messenger of bad news Neil but I would hate to see yet another decent hard working UK family fall victim to Australian bull****.
Neil I hope you do get in touch mate. If I can help you I have done some good from my own personal experience.
Please forward your details buddy.
I know Mr Y is talking about VIC, but all the same!
I have now spoken to Mr Y, and he went into detail about employment (needing Licences and Insurance) which in all fairness I do know that I will need gap training, but as an Electrician I will need to gain a restricted licence first. I'm trying to find out what sort of starting wage it could be as to sort out an idea of cost of living etc... Mr Y said it could be as little as $50 a week Apprentice (bloody ell) I'm 33 with 15 years experience!!!!
He has also touched on schooling, saying that Oz kids are 3 years behind etc...
I didn't really want to hear it but I suppose that someone's bad experience will help to gain a picture of reality rather than all smiles and rose tinted glasses.
We will still be emigrating but it has made us nervous about what the future holds.
This mind you is the only bad luck story that I have come across so far.
I'm in contact via facebook with people in OZ and Adelaide and they LOVE IT!!
Thanks for taking the time to read this and hope someone will comment, to put my mind at rest.
I do also realise that there isn't much work about at the moment, hopefully in about 6 months time when we come over things should look abit more promising.