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Zenji 25th December 2010 11:35 AM

Finally Moved & Happy As!
Hi guys,

I finally made the BIG move to Australia. That happened back in October. So many things happened but being and down I couldn't get back to the forum to update you on my progress.
Well, at last I have found time to break the silence!

As you all know, I was based in New Zealand on a work visa that restricted me to working for one employer - that really sucked like hell. I don't want to remember how tough that was for me but am glad God blessed me with Australian Permanent Residency.
Anyhow, on Sunday 17th October I finally relocated. My flights where set for Perth through Melbourne.
Prior to this I had arranged interviews with two local recruitment firms in Melbourne. On arrival, I obviously checked into a backpacker right in the middle of Melbourne(Flinders Street).
On Wednesday I had my first face to face interview and that went well. I then had three others and they all loved me. One employer pretty much offered me the job there and then.
Interestingly, I turned down that offer and hoped to get offered a job by my first interviewer. I was so wrong! They later turned me me down - lol...:D
Ohh, by the way I turned down the rest as well since they didn't meet my requirements.
Okay, so two weeks in Melbourne down and I had to move on as my flight to Perth was due. I had no idea what to expect in Perth as I hadn't set up any interviews but I was positive things would turn out right.

On reaching Perth I checked into another backpacker and did nothing for about two weeks. One day I saw an ad in the paper, called the guy up then saw him at 6pm and he offered me the job but I turned it down two days later.
I just didn't want to waste his time.

By now you must be wondering if I even found a job that met my "requirements" - :), well I did and you know what I was offered over $150,000! At this point I said yes, and have since lived like a KING.
You should see me, just sing Australian praises every day.
I must admit that this is a dream come true for me and I will forever call Australia home. I love it here, everything is great. I couldn't even start explaining because the list goes on and on.
One phrase sums it all - I AM PROUDLY AUSTRALIAN!

That's me. Thanks to everyone on this forum for the support.

P.S - Look forward to seeing you guys in my country!:D

brooksey 25th December 2010 12:27 PM

hi new to this, not sure if am using this correctly. what job do you do there?

Zenji 25th December 2010 12:49 PM

Hey Brooksey,

I work as an Engineer in the oil and gas industry.

brooksey 25th December 2010 12:57 PM

hi, cool. am still in uk but will prob move to perth with ussie boyfriend next year. i loved reading that you are proud to be australian and love it there. great news.

mr.india 25th December 2010 01:01 PM

Hey Zenji,

Thanks for comming back and sharing your experience with us. Goood to note that you are finally settled and happy in Australia.. keep posting more frequently like you used to do earlier.

Merry christmas and a happy new year ..

Randhir Singh.

Zenji 25th December 2010 01:06 PM

@Brooksey..look forward to seeing you in my country!

@Mr.India Merry Xmass and I hope the new year brings joy to you !

mr.india 25th December 2010 01:27 PM

Thanks.. we are also moving 2 australia soon. Just busy with winding up our things here :)

Zenji 25th December 2010 01:54 PM

@Mr. India hope we meet some day

anj1976 26th December 2010 07:49 AM

such a sweet happy post zenji.. yayyy :)

Halo 26th December 2010 08:24 AM

Big Move....??? You just moved from the 70's to the 80's

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