I thought that I would just let everyone know that we are happy that we made the move from Adelaide to Brisbane. We started off in Adelaide due to a job offer, however I was extremely unhappy in the hospital for many reasons that I do not want to go into, however I was advised by imigration to report the hospital which I am in the process of doing, warning other British Qualifed nurses of this place.
Now adelaide is a beautiful city and I am not writing this post to cause upset or cause an argument but to just give our family views. I have three children of different ages and all three were finding it very difficult to settle (maybe because they were feeling how unhappy I was). My eldest is a qualified hairdresser she was findin very difficult to get a full time job and was finding it difficulat to find friends of her own age. Now she is not a party animal but did like to socialise, however she did meet a few good friends and also some unsavory friends. Since arriving in Brisbane she has gained a perment job with a very good wage and already built up a small net work of friends.
My son is a rugby enthusiast and this was very limited in adelaide, he also was distraught that in SA he would not be going to high school for another year. He is now starting with a rugby club in January and is also starting high school in Jan, he is settled and much happier. My youngest has breazed into school, has friends coming over to play and is finally registered in an elite gymnastic club so she is back training 3 times a week and happy.
We lived in a small townhouse in adelaide with a courtyard, here in brisbane we have a large 3 bed home with two bathrooms two living areas kitchen diner, front and back garden and a pool, all this and we are paying less than we were in adelaide.
We are only half an hour away from the beach.
Now the hospital I work in is a big state hospiatl a far cry fromn the private one I was in, oreintation a week, ward training a week and supernumary a week. My salary has also gone up $15,000 as I was being underpaid in adelaide.
I am glad we experienced adelaide as it is making us appreciate what we have now.
PIA gave me some valuable advice and it is a good forum to gain information that is needed and I thankyou everyone who has been able to help, however there are the odd people who like to use the website to be someone they are not and this is quite sad.
As I said this is our family opinion and the reasons why adelaide was not for us. Now before people start ranting and raving, we were happy in the U.K had good paid jobs a nice home and a good network of friends, and we were not running away. We just wanted something different. I also lived in australia as a kid in NSW.
We wanted to go to Brisbane from day one but I was offered the job, but you know what they say if it sounds too good to be true then it probably is.
I thank everyone for their advice over the last few months and wish every good luck with the future.