Hi all, having got our 136 skilled visa and lucky enough to have been on a reccie i'm not sure if we can afford to do this anymore? How are you all surviving? By the time you've paid your rent, there can't be much left for anything else.
My husband is a carpenter and I sit here at this laptop for hours on end doing my research into jobs but when you see them advertised for $20 per hour it does make you wonder. We are unable to get any concrete information re salaries even though he is up at 5am sometimes, calling construction companies/agencies and anybody else on mycareer.com that maybe interested. We can appreciate how hard it is giving somebody in the UK info on jobs when we're not even out there yet but does anybody know on average how much a carpenter can earn on an average 40 hour week. Before we started this process the reason we picked Adelaide was because of the house prices but we have decided because of the current climate here we wouldn't sell our house and we couldn't sell our rental. The goal posts have changed dramatically. I am quite fussy about where I live but there are some pretty grim places out there (The Sullivans come to mind sometimes) and I know I wouldn't be happy in just anywhere. I'm even looking at 2 beds as opposed to 3 which is what I really need. We know we want to live in Glenelg/Brighton, we have been to the schools and picked them out, probably 2 of the hardest things to conquer and i'm trying to secure a winter holiday let to tie us over before we commit to anything for 12 months. I'm not giving up but financially things don't seem to stack up. All you 'newbies' out there, how are you finding it? Pls let me know.