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Ok so OH got offered a job and 457 visa over 10 days ago.
The employer said they would be in touch soon with more details, but we are yet to hear anything. We have emailed since, and OH even called them last night (found him collapsed on the sofa at 5am with his phone still in his hanf) and still had no luck.
We appreciate there is a lot to organise etc, but surely a quick email saying they haven't forgotten about us wouldn't be too hard to compose?
Are we being given the cold shoulder, or is this typical Ozzie laid-back in its truest form?
 
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Lol ozzies are very laid back & don't really 'do' reading or replying to emails at the same pace I would :) how big is the company? They may not have a huge amount of time in which to contact you, more so because of time differences.
Personally I'd get some sleep & send them a flattering email about how you're happy for the offer & waiting for them to let you know what you need to do next. If no reply you can start searching again, though the reply might not come immediately & might say they are moving much slower thaan you'd like.
 

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They are a global truck company, so big enough!
We have already emailed them twice saying "thanks for the offer, look forward to signing the contract, let me know what you need me to organise" and had no response to either, hence why OH decided to try and call them directly.
Its one thing to be laid back, but to offer someone a job, then dissapear of the face of the earth for 10 days is just mean!
 
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:( I feel for you, I've seen it before they really do move at their own pace! How about telling them you've filled in the documents you need to, here they are hint hint!
 

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This is it though _shel! They havent sent us anything. Just an email saying "congrats you have the job. We will be in touch soon with more details and your contract".
Talk about dangle the carrot!
Very hard to plan a move and get organised when you know its happening but not sure when!
 

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They are a global truck company, so big enough!
We have already emailed them twice saying "thanks for the offer, look forward to signing the contract, let me know what you need me to organise" and had no response to either, hence why OH decided to try and call them directly.
Its one thing to be laid back, but to offer someone a job, then dissapear of the face of the earth for 10 days is just mean!
Hello EnglishGirlInOz

What is your OH's occupation, please? Which occupation have the haulage company offered to sponsor him for?

If one of the haulage company's Managers has offered your OH a job as a truck driver with sponsorship for a sc 457 visa to go with it, that is an idea that DIAC will not allow, in which case the haulage company's HR department are probably jumping up and down on the Manager's head! (DIAC is the Department of Immigration and Citizenship. Originally they were going to call themselves DIC until someone persuaded them that DIAC would be less clumsy!)

Department of Immigration & Citizenship

Can you please explain more of the relevant facts and then we can take it from there?

Cheers

Gill
 

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Hi Gill. He is a mechanic and not a driver so no worries there.
We got the email we looking for a few hours ago, but im wondering if you could answere a question?
On a 457 visa, do all 3 of us need to enter Oz at the same time?
At the moment due to funds (lack of) we are hoping for my OH to go alone, then daughter and I follow in a few months? Is this possible?
 

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Hi Gill. He is a mechanic and not a driver so no worries there.
We got the email we looking for a few hours ago, but im wondering if you could answere a question?
On a 457 visa, do all 3 of us need to enter Oz at the same time?
At the moment due to funds (lack of) we are hoping for my OH to go alone, then daughter and I follow in a few months? Is this possible?
Congratulations on the job offer! I would agree with Shel that employers love to do things at their own pace here.

Your OH can go first and you can follow later. As long as you enter Oz before the expiry of your visa, then it's fine. A lot of people who move on a 457 actually have their OH move first, get settled in their job and organise housing before following a few weeks later. It's easier on the whole family as well as it can be fairly testing for someone to start a new job, find a place to live, keep the wife and kids occupied, etc. My ex-colleague did exactly what you are suggesting and he said that it helped immensely as by the time his wife arrived, he'd managed to sort most things that he needed to do.
 
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