Hi,firstly im sorry if i go on a bit as i know i do.I am just getting so frustrated at how slow things are going. We started the visa process feb 09 and never seem to get any further forward.We had enough points for a 175 but OH had to do skills test etc which we had to wait months for.After all the changes then had to do ielts as we had lost points.We had found sponsorship in feb and thought things were moving forward but 10 months in the sponsor still says he wants us there asap but has done nothing.In the mean time OH had his 35th birthday so ss no longer available to speed things up.We were then offered another job at the end of oct and they said they were keen to get things moving quickly for a possible jan start.The written offer for this as far as we know is still in the HR department.Now two weeks ago we had another company wanting to speak to us about a likely offer of employment.they have been saying they will call in the next two days for two weeks.We have been getting up early and going to bed late so as to be with it and not half asleep when they they call for nothing.
We thought we would give our parents and brothers time for the news to sink in and told them about the move early on.(big mistake)We didn't want the kids to know to early as we knew the process takes time.Mum decided to tell anyone that would listen and we were approached at a wedding by mums friend saying "so your moving to Oz then".Needless to say we had to make a swift exit and tell the kids before someone else did.
Now because we had an employer sponsor and the move was likely to take place within 3 months we had to convey this to the children to prepare them for the move last march.Nearly a year on we seem to be no further forward. This limbo is driving us crazy and the stress is really showing on the kids.Our 13y old is moody,10y old is hardly sleeping and very tearful,our 8 year old is really stressing and extremly tearful.
I just wish we could get a straight answer from one of these employers.
Sorry rant over