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    Guest windsurfer aka shark bait

    Hi

     

    I'm looking to emigrate ASAP as a Quantity Surveyor in the construction industry. I'm slightly concerned about the much publicised stories of long working hours in OZ. Some claim to be working 12 hour days as the norm?

     

    We are prodominantly leaving UK for a better lifestyle and working 12 hours a day would not contribute to that! I'm certainly not work shy but i'm currently doing a 45 - 50 hour week.

     

    I would appreciate some feedback if possible from anyone with any knowledge on the subject?

     

    Many thanks

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    Guest sarahsmartiepants
    Hi

     

    I'm looking to emigrate ASAP as a Quantity Surveyor in the construction industry. I'm slightly concerned about the much publicised stories of long working hours in OZ. Some claim to be working 12 hour days as the norm?

     

    We are prodominantly leaving UK for a better lifestyle and working 12 hours a day would not contribute to that! I'm certainly not work shy but i'm currently doing a 45 - 50 hour week.

     

    I would appreciate some feedback if possible from anyone with any knowledge on the subject?

     

    Many thanks

    When in England there is this tale of ozzies work little and play hard in the never ending heat!

    In fact my findings since being here is they work bloody hard (had a phone call sunday night at 945 arranging when he could come to check the pool lights). I work longer hours here for sure> one salon I worked in said they did sundays by appointment!!! Oh yes and there is no never ending heat!:mad:

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    Guest Devon

    Have to agree with SSP. OH starts work at 7am and normally gets home at 7:30 pm. He then has at least an hours paperwork to do. On very rare occassions he does finish earlier (if it's raining etc as he works on roofs). Every other week he has a six day week so basically is too tired to do anything in an evening and on the week he only has one day off. That leaves us two days a month to do anything. As for the heat - since the heatwave finished I've had the heating on as bloomin cold! Tell my mum in UK it's 20 degrees and she says lovely it's colder here! Remember though that 20 degrees here definately does not feel like 20 degrees in the UK. Just had my aunt here for a visit she thought she had put her fleece and scarf away for a few weeks - had to get them out again!

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    Yes I have to agree - 10 to 12 hour days are the norm here.

     

    My friend is a qualified Quantity Surveyor and is now working as a Contract Administrator. I think they are similar jobs. She works normal hours of about 45 hours a week with half an hour for lunch each day.

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    Guest Nick11

    Have to agree - ozzies work long hours.

    They work hard and play hard.

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    Guest cornish Busdriver

    Only 12 hours a day, i wish or dream of only working 12 hours a day.

    Or even working normal shifts.

    If its only 12 hrs a day then me and the missus will be very happy.

    She's a theater nurse, me bus driver and web/software programmer.

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    Guest Gamba "n" Kerry

    HI Everybody,just been reading about the working day/hours.Is this the same in the transport industry?Me and my partner Kerry are in the early stages of appling and still trying to gather as much info as poss.Looking to get work as a heavy goods mechanic and or transport refridgeration,any info would be cool cheers!!!!!!

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