It just takes a bit of time to get the EXPAT MENTALITY of big salary tax free, 10 weeks leave a year, buisness class flights and being looked after by stewards to coming back to the real world of paying tax, 30 days holidays and doing your own washing!!!!!
The biggest advantage is being able to see my kids grow up and being with my wife, I have to tell myself to stop changing dollars into pounds in my head and just get on with it!!
your answers have put me at ease somewhat so a new life it is!!!!!!
Thanks for your input Julian I was falling into the trap of dollars to pounds and then it becomes seventy grand minus tax as well !! so you can see my hesitation, I think I have my head around it now. Just as a footnote I can assure you I will be earning every penny and the holidays only equate to around 4 weeks and two of those are at christmas, If you are telling me you guys only expect 10 to 20 days leave a year it is time to renegotiate your contract!
P.S. most Canadians within the construction industry are only contracted to work 39 hours a week you can double that and more for me so at the end of the day it is all relative
P.P.S. I have nice cars and a nice home now so I fully intend to carry on but my wife spends all the money and earning is down to me!!!!!!