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Old 14th June 2016, 04:18 AM
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Thanks for the detailed info, Ozbound12. Totally understand that classifying all of Australia as having superior work-life balance would be a very unrealistic generalisation. Having said that, I belong to the higher stress banking industry which troubles me much. So while I understand that it might be company specific, but negative reviews here on any other field also end up scaring me.
Thanks for the advice regarding reaching out to people for specific help. I will definitely reach out to my contacts on LinkedIn and ask them for their experience.

Thanks again!
I am network engineer so there is bit of stress when it comes to client issues/outages. So i know that my profile is stressful regardless what part of world i am to. Cant complain as i am paid well for that kind of job including extra minutes that i work.

Stress can be a pain point if you have wonderful boss/colleague (you know what i mean). This no one can guarantee unless you have friends/contacts in the company that you will working/applying for.

Stress can be also due to daily long commuting which can be frustrating at times for not able to spend time with family. This is manageable as you have option to move to a place closer to your office.

I am very happy as i have perfect "work/life balance" that i was looking for in Australia.

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Anybody (permanent resident) studying in PhD on domestic scholarship?

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Hi meghak,

Interesting thread. You get a perspective from other migrants as to the reasons for actually relocating.

Here are mine:
1) The foremost reason for me was to the ability to do all the things that can only be achieved by the 'Upper Class' back in India. Scuba Diving, Fishing, Golf, Camping etc.

2) The other draw for me was the fact that the 'Class system' did not exist here. A tradesman lives besides a Doctor, a car mechanic goes sailing with his mate who happens to be a business analyst. 'Mateship' is the word out here where there is great dignity in labour and mutual respect for all persons.

3) It is rightly said that a country can truly be call 'Developed' where the rich prefer to take the public transport and not where the poor can afford a car. I ride my bike to work each day, something that would not be possible in Mumbai due to lack of necessary infrastructure.

4) More time with family and to pursue your dreams - This again is very subjective and each person will have his own take on the matter. In my opinion, I have definitely found lots of quality time to chase my dreams.

5) Parks and Beaches - I, for one, need large open spaces to thrive. Australia had offered my public gardens, pools, world class beaches, libraries (free use of books) and the opportunities to access them every single day instead of making it a once a week 'picnic' event.

In the end, I would like to add that as a first time migrant, the going will be tough but the rewards, when they come will be many. I can only recommend that all new migrants must take the effort to interact with locals and with people from different communities. Additionally, all work and no play will surely make you dull. Take the time to learn about your new country. Explore, travel, get involved in community events and enjoy the pristine beauty of this country that attracted you in the first place.

I wish all new migrants all the best!
Hi Jason,

Liked the way you represented your thoughts about moving and i could relate myselft very well more than that i can also see that you are very happy and content with the decision that you made.

Throughout your post, no where i could see you mentioning about "Money/High Paying Job/High Position/MNC" etc which itself mean that you were clear as to why you migrated.

AWESOME MAN... Glad to see a positve post after a long long time....

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Hi meghak,

Interesting thread. You get a perspective from other migrants as to the reasons for actually relocating.

Here are mine:
1) The foremost reason for me was to the ability to do all the things that can only be achieved by the 'Upper Class' back in India. Scuba Diving, Fishing, Golf, Camping etc.

2) The other draw for me was the fact that the 'Class system' did not exist here. A tradesman lives besides a Doctor, a car mechanic goes sailing with his mate who happens to be a business analyst. 'Mateship' is the word out here where there is great dignity in labour and mutual respect for all persons.

3) It is rightly said that a country can truly be call 'Developed' where the rich prefer to take the public transport and not where the poor can afford a car. I ride my bike to work each day, something that would not be possible in Mumbai due to lack of necessary infrastructure.

4) More time with family and to pursue your dreams - This again is very subjective and each person will have his own take on the matter. In my opinion, I have definitely found lots of quality time to chase my dreams.

5) Parks and Beaches - I, for one, need large open spaces to thrive. Australia had offered my public gardens, pools, world class beaches, libraries (free use of books) and the opportunities to access them every single day instead of making it a once a week 'picnic' event.

In the end, I would like to add that as a first time migrant, the going will be tough but the rewards, when they come will be many. I can only recommend that all new migrants must take the effort to interact with locals and with people from different communities. Additionally, all work and no play will surely make you dull. Take the time to learn about your new country. Explore, travel, get involved in community events and enjoy the pristine beauty of this country that attracted you in the first place.

I wish all new migrants all the best!

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Nice explanation.

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Any other negative here to speak? Be in mind many positive people around and can rectify negative thoughts in seconds. Be brave and stick with decision, dont pe repenting for money always ....

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Now that I've stayed here long enough...almost 2 years soon (Time flies). I think this country is absolutely amazing. I have met wonderful and inspiring people. Mateship definitely exists in the most genuine way. Nature - can't get enough of this beautiful place and I love different weathers...Still getting used to Christmas in summer and no halloween but there is so much to do out there...that life couldn't be better. And I moved from US, but this is a great place to be. Finally figured out how to drive on the other side of the road too! woo hoo..
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Now that I've stayed here long enough...almost 2 years soon (Time flies). I think this country is absolutely amazing. I have met wonderful and inspiring people. Mateship definitely exists in the most genuine way. Nature - can't get enough of this beautiful place and I love different weathers...Still getting used to Christmas in summer and no halloween but there is so much to do out there...that life couldn't be better. And I moved from US, but this is a great place to be. Finally figured out how to drive on the other side of the road too! woo hoo..

yea switching to drive on the left after driving on the right for a long time is definitely tricky in the beginning. I was in North America earlier and i took 2 months at least to get used to driving on the left. But it was not that difficult as I thought initially.


btw, may I ask why did you move to Oz from USA ?

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Husband's profession. I'd never have wanted to leave. Then again, now that we've been here almost 2 years and visited US for 4 weeks - I miss US but its a thing of the past. I've moved on and I'm happy with the decision. Yes - I'm far off from everyone and timezones don't make it easier to maintain any personal relations and friendships whatsoever but then I have always wanted to explore asia and countries around..so this makes it easier. I have shifted my focus to look at the positives and the possibilities. Sydney is expensive, traveling time/commute to work and home is long...but then again those are cons that come with the pros. It evens out . Each country has its pros and cons - no country is perfect and that's the beauty of a location and life in itself.

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People do have interesting things to share about their expectations of OZ. Loving the different perspectives.
I always see migration with a positive view. We all love to travel, dont we? Migrating to OZ is like hitting two targets with one arrow. You get to see beautiful beaches and sceneries plus earn and enjoy facilities like a first world country.
Even if you are unable to get a good job, you can always come back. It will only add up to your life experience.
Stay optimistic guys!


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