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    Guest caoimhe

    Well as the title says....we got jobs. I am working for a picture framing company part time casual and Stephen just started today in a full time permanent position. The relief I feel is great even though the money he is earning is awful. He has gone back about 5 years from what he was on at home and our dream of owning our own house here looks highly unlikely but at least I know we can eat for a while:biglaugh:

     

    Advice to anyone coming on a temp visa...do your research where wages are concerned as we are really going to struggle for a few years. In the UK we got family allowance and tax credits, here we get nothing. The good bit is I can take my kids out for the day anytime and spend only the petrol needed.

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    I already posted on FB but just wanted to say a big congratulations to Stephen for getting a job at last, I know it was a big worry for you. I used to work for the Jobcentre in the UK (and I don't want to hear a SINGLE word about that....) and like I always used to tell my "customers", it's far easier to find a better job when you're already working. Hopefully this will be just a stepping stone for Stephen. Congrats to you both, crack open the sparling I say!

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    Guest Django

    Fantastic news Jack.:D

     

    As Liz says now Stephen is 'out there' opportunities will come his way. If not you could always get yourself a second job and he can take the kids down the beach.:P:biglaugh:

     

    Seriously well done the pair of you.:notworthy:

     

    Pete

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    Guest Trakki

    Well done both of you. Pete has started looking for a job as I don't get paid maternity leave so we know there are not many around, hope to meet soon

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    Guest cazzie

    Well done you two - great news and very heartening to hear. Good luck with the jobs and your future in Adelaide.

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    Guest caoimhe

    If not you could always get yourself a second job and he can take the kids down the beach.

     

     

     

    Pete

     

    Stephen says he'll meet you at the beach for those 'life guard' jobs....apparently you can take the kids :jiggy:but only as shark bait:idea::biglaugh:

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    That's great news and such a relief, I bet beans on toast tastes better in the sunshine on a budget than here in the cold!? Things will only get better now you are both on the employment ladder.

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    Guest Martin and Val

    Jacqueline & Stephen,

    Congratulation on the jobs, hope all works out for you both. It may not be exactly what you want but it's a start, well done and good luck to you and the family.

    Martin (and Val)

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    Guest rockpool crab

    well done..so chuffed for you both. What a relief right enough to both be working now. I'm sure the wages will increase eventually, I guess it's all about proving yourself initially..so happy days ahead no doubt!

     

    TTFN..Carol Ann

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    Guest caoimhe
    Jacqueline & Stephen,

    Congratulation on the jobs, hope all works out for you both. It may not be exactly what you want but it's a start, well done and good luck to you and the family.

     

    Martin (and Val)

     

    Thank you Martin, it's lovely how people we have not met wish us all good luck here... I think it's because we all know how hard it can be to start out again....oh I'm getting sentimental it must the the celebration wine:jiggy:

    BTW If Val is looking any accounts staff I am qualified IATI (Institute of Accouting Technicans of Ireland) ;)

     

    Really hope you get something soon too. I honestly think it's who you know here.... we should start a thread on who does what job and pass that on to those we know..maybe we can get our own job agency going on site:biglaugh:

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    Guest Martin and Val

    I honestly think it's who you know here.... we should start a thread on who does what job and pass that on to those we know..maybe we can get our own job agency going on site:biglaugh:

     

    So come on who do you know??????:biglaugh:

    Good idea on the agency thing it may catch on!

    Will have to meet up at some stage for a drink in the meantime, good luck for when you start your new jobs.

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    Guest ReadyPenny

    congrats guys on the jobs, really pleased for you both!

     

    Mandy

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    Guest caoimhe
    So come on who do you know??????:biglaugh:

     

    My job is with a friend of my Aunt and our landlord (who is a friend of my Uncle) put Stephen in touch with the guy he now works for:v_SPIN:

    Seems to be the way of things here;)

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    Guest Martin and Val
    My job is with a friend of my Aunt and our landlord (who is a friend of my Uncle) put Stephen in touch with the guy he now works for:v_SPIN:

    Seems to be the way of things here

     

    Can you introduce me to him/her please?;):biglaugh:

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    Guest lastboyscout

    Well done Jacqui and Stephen:jiggy:

     

    Its hard work finding a job here at the moment, but like its been said before, it is better to be in a job and keep looking for that `something` better :v_SPIN:

     

    Happy for you both :jiggy:

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    Guest cornish Busdriver

    Congratulations :) :).

    You say the money is awful but hell you got your foot in the door now and a refference for another future employer.

    The feeling must be fantastic, very big congratulations to you both.

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    Well as the title says....we got jobs. I am working for a picture framing company part time casual and Stephen just started today in a full time permanent position. The relief I feel is great even though the money he is earning is awful. He has gone back about 5 years from what he was on at home and our dream of owning our own house here looks highly unlikely but at least I know we can eat for a while:biglaugh:

     

    Advice to anyone coming on a temp visa...do your research where wages are concerned as we are really going to struggle for a few years. In the UK we got family allowance and tax credits, here we get nothing. The good bit is I can take my kids out for the day anytime and spend only the petrol needed.

     

     

    Excellent, good for you.

    but doesn't someone with a temp visa have to have a job before they go or am I thinking of a different visa?

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    Guest Fancy a Beer
    Well as the title says....we got jobs. I am working for a picture framing company part time casual and Stephen just started today in a full time permanent position. The relief I feel is great even though the money he is earning is awful. He has gone back about 5 years from what he was on at home and our dream of owning our own house here looks highly unlikely but at least I know we can eat for a while:biglaugh:

     

    Advice to anyone coming on a temp visa...do your research where wages are concerned as we are really going to struggle for a few years. In the UK we got family allowance and tax credits, here we get nothing. The good bit is I can take my kids out for the day anytime and spend only the petrol needed.

     

     

     

    Oh well done you two, told you to hang in there it would all come good in the end!! All Stephen needs to do is a few cash jobs on the side to help make ends meet!! :idea:

     

    I have always thought here it is easier to get a job once you have an Adelaide job on your CV, so this is just the start, sure it wont be long before your dream is back on line!!

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    Guest caoimhe
    Nice one!!

     

    Where is Stephen working?

     

    Company called DR PC:biglaugh: he has been getting some stick from the kids about it

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