I need to rant!
I feel it is my duty to warn people that Adelaide is not all it is cracked up to be. I was desperate to get here - thought it would answer all my problems - not the case. We are promised good jobs and a better lifestyle - but I have yet to find any of these things. Be warned! I don't mean to bring it down - I am just being honest and sharing my experience to make sure that no-one else suffers the same let down.
Firstly my job was on the shortage list - graphic design. Since I have been here there have been probably a total of 3 jobs to apply for (that is within 9 months). I did get a job - but ended up in a low paid junior position. I have ended up starting my own business - only because I have no other options! It is very stressful.
Secondly - wages are not good - and this reflects on your lifestyle. Rent and house prices may look good when you are earning english pounds... but when you are not - they don't look so favorable. We have had to sell our house and start renting as we can't afford the mortgage!
Some people may imagine sipping wine in the sun and having barbies with all their lovely new found ozzie mates - but believe me this is far from the truth!
It is a struggle!
I know it is difficult to settle in a new place - and I take that into consideration - but I am a positive person and I am finding it very difficult to be positive anymore!
This is all nothing compared to the amount of care in the community people who wonder the streets - the lack of culture - the awful driving (take your life in your hands - we were involved in a bad car accident last week - driver went through a red light) + + +
It is not only me who thinks this - the rest of the english friends that I have made here - seem to have problems all the time too...
I'm sure this is not the same for everyone - and the posts on here are generally positive - so if you are planning to move over - please ignore my negativity - it may be the right thing for you.
The government is trying to populate South Australia as everyone else wants to live in the rest of Australia - so they are promising all sorts of things and don't deliver.
Anyway - that is the end of my rant. Sorry if I have insulted anyone - I just can't keep quiet about this anymore!