Thank you mate for the invitation, much appreciated. Noticed you live in Glenelg.
Lovely Sub there...we can only dream of owning property out there. Good on ya for finding somewhere sweet like that.
I think Carrie PM'd you back...we'll be at the griffins tomorrow so looking forward to seeing you there.
Originally Posted by Liz and Kris UK
New Member, left another site because was so bad
I didn't want to double up on 'Hi' threads, but would like to say "Hi" and am new to the site - had a REAL bad experience with 'another' UK Expats forum last year that I won't mention (unless asked :) ) and did not return to a UK Expat forum board for over 12 months (this is my first outing back onto the 'horse'), my first experiences were so bad, full of trolls and in-fighting.
I went back and took a look, they were still at it ! And all I was trying to do was help out, having been here 8 years, I thought I might give back and also maybe find some new mates. Never thought that I would be unlucky enough with my first foray to chance upon the worst place to do so !
Anyway, I get the feeling that this place is a bit different and nicer, so I'm looking forward to coming here instead of 'there'....I am sure you can guess the site.
Originally Posted by Leyland CJ
Welcome to PIA. Yes, you could say that the 'atmos' is a wee bit friendlier here but alot of us have used the this website you speak of ourselves. BE it me or Carrie...
However I found the majority of people on there to be really nice, affable and helpful, especially a lovely lady called Wendy who emailed me a sample resume that I could use has a template to create my own 'aussie' CV. It worked well cos I got an interview date within 24 hours of applying! (I must email her, but if she is reading this...thanks! I think she is living in Adelaide to).
BUT yes, there are people who hound the forums and like to 'pick' at peoples posts and take great pleasure is putting the sh*ts up people or telling them they're wrong and how much they hate things in Australia with alot of venom sometimes. I don't personally understand it really. They come out here for a better life you would imagine, yet they crow on about how the UK is fantastic and they miss so much of it and that alot of Aussie ways are backward and they can't or sometimes 'won't' adapt.
Why come here then?? You wouldn't come here for a career, thats what I can tell you. Alot of people i have found that come here for career are sadly jaded as they have to take wage cuts and adapt to more laid back working styles and yes you could say a 'old fashioned' way of doing things in the workplace.
We came for a better work/life balance and an outdoorsy lifestyle. So far we're pretty happy with things.
But hey ho...no matter which forum you go on regarding any subject you will find peeps like this...so we just have to deal with it.
I'll get off my soapbox now but....
Hi and welcome again:) Yup this forum is probably one of the friendliest ones I've been on...no dramas (and they're even welcoming to me, a yank!)
Hey there, which hostel are you staying in, are they shared rooms or is here doubles? Myself and my OH are in he process of applying and a hostel would be fine for us when we 1st land as only have ourselves to consider.
Last edited by brandyslad; 11-01-2009 at 12:25 AM.
Originally Posted by Leyland CJ
Welcome! I also had a bit of an 'experience' on another forum, quite minor but all the same annoying to say the least, I just reasoned to myself how on earth can people who have written like 15000 posts on a forum even have the time to outside and actually see what the country is like!!! LOL I thought it was just me, glad to hear I am not the only one who was a bit fazed!
Hostel 109 on Carrington st in the city.
Originally Posted by brandyslad
Good people here as there are long termers who also work like Carrie so in the week it can be quiet.
But as the summer is in full swing, backpackers are on the move heading to places other than Sydney and Brisbane and the east coast..namely here so we can't control all the wild kids who come here but for the majority you could do a helluva lot worse as some hostels here are backpacker wild every nite places. Not here. The ones who want that, that stay here, eventually leave.
So all in all its a good place and we've been here 5 weeks now so it can't be that bad at all.
Malcolm and Toni (father/daughter operators) are good people and Abhi (nite manager) is a lovely lad to.
If you have to pick a hostel then pick this one.
Oh and you can have a double or a twin or share.... if ya with the OH..I would get a double.
Works out $50 per nite. (£20) or $325 per week if you stay long term. Its great for us whilst i find perm employment and also suss out which area we wanna move to.
Tip: (I might get shot down for this) Anywhere north of north Adelaide isn't worth considering....trust me.
Last edited by Jamie&Carrie; 11-01-2009 at 12:29 AM.
Reason: missed the question!
Thanks! Just gave their website quick look, one for me to bookmark. Nice and cheap without being too crazy, when you are trying to head out and work or keep a clear head the last thing you need is people ripping about all night