I start work next week for a huge insurance company as a claims consultant. I am looking forward to starting work believe it or not, as it's been 12 weeks since I last worked and I hope this will help give a feeling of normality back to my life.
I do have a reservation...
Will the Aussies accept me? It sounds like a daft question but I will be working in a team of around 12 and there are also 2500+ employee's working here in Adelaide and I reckon I could be the only pom. One thing I enjoyed about work or any work was being in a team and having good platonic relationships inside 'and' outside of work..
I hope to have this again..
A few people I have spoken to have told me it is hard to 'get in' with them.
I have some friends already in Adelaide god bless em(two being aussie (Ja my Sydney mate and a guy called Nick whom I met through a friend who lives in L.A. in America would you believe!!) and a couple of brits and other expats I met through here and in the hostel I stayed in(you guys n gals who are reading this know who ya are!)).
But work friends are also an integral part of my life that makes my job (any job) more enjoyable.
So what's your take on it?