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Cash bonus depends on the company, not many NZ employers do it and of those that do - some years they'll pay it and some years they won't. Get it written into your contract.
Missed that part, pretty much anywhere in the world bonus is linked to company and often personal performance so that's pretty standard.

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Is 160 to 220K enough to survive in NZ?
Absolutely. I don't know that many people that are on over $100k - and that's considered high.

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Thank You all for the replies!

We would be located in Wellington, do you have any suggested neighborhoods? We would rent until we figured out where we really wanted to buy. We would be bringing along the dogs of course.

I am going to negotiate my vacation up front, as I cannot wait an entire year to return and see my children.

Still lots of hurdles and I am not counting on anything yet. This will be the second opportunity overseas, the last did not work out and we were bitterly disappointed.

Housing prices look crazy expensive in NZ

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Thank You all for the replies!

We would be located in Wellington, do you have any suggested neighborhoods? We would rent until we figured out where we really wanted to buy. We would be bringing along the dogs of course.

I am going to negotiate my vacation up front, as I cannot wait an entire year to return and see my children.

Still lots of hurdles and I am not counting on anything yet. This will be the second opportunity overseas, the last did not work out and we were bitterly disappointed.

Housing prices look crazy expensive in NZ
Lol - we thought houses were cheap when compared with London!

I'm not too hot on Wellington suburbs - but on a sunny day central Wellington is a nice little city. On a wet, windy day with horizontal rain - well, that's another story

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Lol - we thought houses were cheap when compared with London!

I'm not too hot on Wellington suburbs - but on a sunny day central Wellington is a nice little city. On a wet, windy day with horizontal rain - well, that's another story
Comparatively speaking housing is expensive to where I live now, but everywhere is expensive to where I live now.

There is little I can do to change where the office is but hopefully we can find a nice neighborhood, hopefully with public transportation or a twisty road I can ride my Ducati on to the office..

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Comparatively speaking housing is expensive to where I live now, but everywhere is expensive to where I live now.

There is little I can do to change where the office is but hopefully we can find a nice neighborhood, hopefully with public transportation or a twisty road I can ride my Ducati on to the office..
A Ducati, eh? You'll love NZ for the country roads once you're out of the city! And get it on that ferry to South Island too - it's just beautiful riding through the glaciated valleys with mountains on either side...

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.....I am going to negotiate my vacation up front, as I cannot wait an entire year to return and see my children.....
Bring them here for the hols.... it's a great place for kids of all ages

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I am going to need a multistrada, the 999 is a bit cramped with one seat

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There are minium holidays and annual leave entitlements by law.
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Annual leave is usually 20 days and you have to accrue it before you can take it, some employers insist that you work a full year before they'll let you take leave so I advise you to ask about their policy and get a written copy of it if possible.
Sorry but didn't we both say the same thing?

Some employers will allow their employees to take leave without first accruing it, mine certainly did, although they weren't obliged to. Others will let you take leave as you accrue it and not make you wait until the end of the year. No harm in asking up front what their policy is towards leave as it will avoid disappointment later.

Some employers have a mandatory 2 week shut-down over the Christmas period. Here's more questions to be asked:
How long do you close for business over Christmas? if I don't have enough leave will deductions be made from my salary?

Wouldn't it be awful if Ropes4you wanted to spend a few weeks with his kids and found out that he'd have to wait a full year before he could do it.


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Thank You all for the replies!

We would be located in Wellington, do you have any suggested neighborhoods? We would rent until we figured out where we really wanted to buy. We would be bringing along the dogs of course.

I am going to negotiate my vacation up front, as I cannot wait an entire year to return and see my children.

Still lots of hurdles and I am not counting on anything yet. This will be the second opportunity overseas, the last did not work out and we were bitterly disappointed.

Housing prices look crazy expensive in NZ
Where were you before overseas that didn't work out?

Correct about the crazy expensive house prices in NZ and you don't get much for your money.

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