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We came over on a SS 176 visa, me working as a brickie. I found it really tough and just when I'd had enough I managed to secure a job with the government, one of way too few in my role in the entire state. I know I was just lucky, I'm the first Fisheries Pom in the state (maybe the country) and my nationality never came into getting the job. I'm now living in the country and have mostly Aussie mates, the mrs doesn't like the weather (much colder than Adelaide) but they send you where the work is. It's certainly a slower pace of life down here, keys left in the car, doors unlocked etc but it's just great! The kids absolutely love it here. Yeah there are ferals but nothing like you get in the city.
What is a 'Fisheries Pom'? Sounds officious. ; )
Very much so. I often meddle/interfere in other fishers' affairs. Main job requirement when dealing with local denizens is to lack a sense of humour
Despite my educated background (ahem) I'd never heard the word peripatetic before, left me seeking the Oxford English Dictionary. Apparently means 'walking, travelling about, itinerant'. This sums up many PIA poster's lives well, even if they put it a little more simply so nice one, good use of the English language.
They do say you learn a new thing every day. Not sure where I'll use it though (think that may go for many on here).
Oh and if you're feeling catarrhtic try some decongestant, always helps when you need to disengage....
Been in adelaide for 1year, worked at the Stamford Grand, befor they changed managment and my hours got reduced to nothing.
Since then, I have been doing part time jobs here and there, in **** places like petfood stores and stuff.
Not what you would expect from a fully qualified electrician, but, thats worth nothing without a van and tools, as no one employs you directly over here, its all contracting work (makes it easier for them to pick u up and let you go when they feel like it)
Im hopefully going to be getting a start on a building site soon,t other than that, I have to say finding any form of normal work here is not easy. The casual speed to which many HR departments act over here is shocking, that and the fact they expect 8 page CVs perfectly tailored for the application for some mundane monkey job makes the whole process SLOW AND ANNOYING because even when u have supplied the best CV ever, they still take 3/4 ****ing weeks to call you.
Overall im not really liking my experiance here, Adelaide is a small town, full of small minded people, who think their irrellivent lives are the center of the universe. Plus a general cultural vacuum its like living in America on the cheap. Also an undercurrent of ill informed republicanism leaves me getting constantly drawn into conversation about the Queen, to which i normally reply that i Wish they did go and be a republic so said republican can just shut the **** up and go and vote Shane Warne as President with first Lady Hurly, such a tacky thing would actully suit a tacky country down to the ground!
Would have to disagree with that. I'm a sparkle and found work easy and all of the sparks I know over here have managed to do the same. Most in full time employed positions to. Seems to be no shortage of work for sparks especially when you get your SA licence.
Living In Adelaide Since Jan 2012 And Loving It