at the risk of becoming a whingeing pom i have to get this off my chest.............
Being on an 857 visa, i am, essentially, tied to my employer for 2 years.............and if i leave, i run the risk of having my visa cancelled!!
I have been offered a new job, helping to commission a new, level 1 HDU............a chance to get back to what im used to, and improve my career prospects here in Adelaide.
My current employers are loosing staff like a haemorrhaging artery, so have taken the option of using this to prevent my leaving; i would do the same i suppose..............
espesh as 3 colleagues are leaving the area in March/ April for pastures new so someone has to pick up the slack...............looks like YT is it.
My roster is dismal........and even some of the ozzy nurses have commented on it; i never get offered overtime, its carved up by the natives!, i get moved daily between 2 areas, any ideas or suggestions are poohpoohed....so i dont bother anymore! any requests for specific off duty are granted secondary to my ozzy colleagues requests made later than mine, unless its annual leave, and even then, its not a given! Any problems with surgeons......i get sent in to do the PR schmoozing, cos my ozzy colleagues cant be ars** or refuse, or dont have the backbone to stand up to them!
I accept that im not a theatre manager in charge of 120 staff any more; that i no longer have to take charge of a 300 bed hosptial at the weekend, no joke let me tell you, its bloody hard work! But i have 25 years experience, 2 degrees and several post grad certs in management, health and safety, advanced life support; so why do i get treated like a bloody numpty??
Diac say that my employer has the option to let me go to another employer, with limited effect to my visa status....................hmmmn, let me see now, er that wont happen. who would relinquish that amount of power??
BUGA it, i had better just suck it up.
Just needed a vent.