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Old 12th January 2015, 10:52 PM
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Here is my situation & I would appreciate all advices:
I expect to have PR grant in Feb/Mar and originally plan to travel in late 2015 because my son will be able to join pre-school in Jan 2016. This is to save day care cost and also he's on Montessori method which is expensive in Sydney.
My budget is 40k to survive till one of us (hubby n me) get a job. I'm experienced PM in IT with PMP so by research I can get around 100k+ job but I'm not Aussie so the chances are lower. However, I always have outstanding performance in my previous jobs so I still hope to get promoted soon after hiring.
Now I have a job offer of 70-80k (incentive pay) to go right after I get my PR. Net salary is about 5k/month and just enough for family expenses if my son attend day care. I don't think hubby will stay home to take care of kid. I wouldn't want him to anyway.

So, do you think I should accept the offer, take my son with me so he can start to adapt to Aussie asap. We might have to live on a budget until my hubby get a job which is tough since he's not fluent in English.
Or should I ditch the offer and go on job hunting alone, with 40k saving, can I get a better job before that saving disappear, then my son & hubby can join me, living more comfortable together.

I'm confused. Please advice.

Also, this job offer requires my commitment to not give birth in 2 years. Is it common for new employee in other job offers? I don't plan to have one this year but not so sure about next year.

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Hi Scor,

Congratulations. You are the few lucky ones to have advanced job offer while PR is yet granted. I guess your CV must be impressive. Please share with us how did you apply for that job?
If I were you, I would do some more research on the job market of your occupation then decide the next step. Anyway, 70k not too bad compared to 100k average. It is advantageous to have some sort of income while settling down in a strange place. If you are confident on your performance afterwards, spending some time to have first hand Australia work experience will no doubt benefit your promotion/application later on.

BTW, which state are you planning to land? I am in the process of collecting documents for EOI. Would also target the landing in late 2015 for 2016 school year.

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Thanks ktth09, I plan to land in Sydney.
I didn't apply for the job, just got that offer from a company I worked for. I plan to apply for job from Feb since I heard they won't wait for 2 months for you to arrive so I didn't actively search for jobs yet.

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Also, this job offer requires my commitment to not give birth in 2 years. Is it common for new employee in other job offers? I don't plan to have one this year but not so sure about next year.[/QUOTE]

Just wanted to say that a requirement to not get pregnant / have a baby is illegal. They may have conditions of employment in regards to when you can access maternity leave and associated benefits, for example you may have to work 12 months before you will get paid maternity leave of 12 weeks, but they can't say that you cannot have a baby. Nevermind this job didn't work out but keep this in mind for future employment.

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Thanks Ausmkd.
I think the main reason is if I take 6+ months maternity leave, that has major negative impact on their business plan.
Do you think I should not take the offer?

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How about u just accept the offer and look for another job in one yr time. If you cannot find another job within one year, u still can resign try for another baby at home.
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Thanks Ausmkd.
I think the main reason is if I take 6+ months maternity leave, that has major negative impact on their business plan.
Do you think I should not take the offer?
I wouldn't suggest taking or not taking the job, I think that is a discussion for you and your family. Their suggestion about business plans still sounds like a breach of law to me so you might want to seek some advice from a more knowledgable source in Oz. You can free advice from govt agencies such as the anti discrimination council, there'll be a link online if you web search. Or maybe look for an employer that values your skills and your work-life balance choices :-)

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congrats on your job offer

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