When we were in the process to emigrate (we have been in Australia nearly 2 years now) I told my employers and they appeared to be supportive of me, my manager even started telling me how she was looking into going to NZ with her family and then they sacked me for 'not being commited to the organisation' and escorted me out of the building!! They did it 2 weeks before I had 1 years service so I could make a claim against them, so there was nothing I could do.
Originally Posted by vixpinkbabe
Needless to say I learnt my lesson and the next job I got I said nothing until I resigned and they were not happy, but at that point we had still not got in and I had a mortgage to pay and ended up working there for 8 months, so could not sit unemployed for 8 months.
On the other hand my partners workplace could not have been more supportive and wrote references etc and he still keeps in touch with them and went back to see them in September when we went back for my brothers wedding.
I have recently been forced to resign from my position in Adelaide as my Grandma died suddenly and I asked for 7 days off work to go back for the UK for the funeral and they refused saying it was not a good time! My manager said to me "your Grandma's dead, you've had time with her, going back for the funeral won't change anything", so I resigned and went back for the funeral to be with my family. Who wants to work with people like that. I think I am jinxed, but hopefully I will get another job soon.
Originally Posted by DeNLyN
Jo's OH here, yes Jo is a nurse and went thru OGP for her interview, the extra info DIAC wanted from us was my Discharge Certificate after 22 years in the Army. Probably to make sure I wasn't deserting!!!!!!, Once they received it, it only took 3 weeks to get the Visa Grant. Keep your chin up they must be working their way thru them now, so expect that email any time! Good Luck