Hi all we moved to Adelaide 24/09/11 and have been here 12 months now.
When i first got here got a Job off Seek just casual for 4 weeks paying $22 ph ,then found a job shopfitting for 2 months but was still on $22 ph though fulltime though was taking me a hour to get to and from work and not really what i moved to Australia for.
As many of you will discover its not cheap here and the country is miss sold to us all of the dream life down under.
We were struggling to get a mortgage on wages so yet again moved jobs and found a fulltime job working for a Exhibition Company which was ok as got to travel and See Perth and Melbourne but still couldnt earn enough to finally get Pre Approval for Mortgage.
So i applied for a Job ShopFitting the Job was advertised a contract will fulltime position possible, after going to interview and 3months down the line i Had a call back Offering me a full time position and $27.5 ph + overtime, i had been at my job 6 months and handed in notice to start Job For PM for name in Green acres all was going well got pre approval and found a house then 2 days before my 3 month trial was up got laid off due to not enough work.
So we lost house we had set heart on and now have been unemployed 4 wks.
To my amazement when i went on seek my Job was re advertised as wanted shopfitter with fulltime job after temping contract.
I did ask before i left if it was just lack of work and was assured it was not down to me.
I have since found out they do this constantly and just use us brits with the hope of fulltime work.
So any one applying for a Job with this company Beware as they have done it to me and other Brits in the past so please if you have a fulltime job don't risk leaving to work for this company as you will end up in same boat as me and many other brits they have used in Past