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OH got his job offer last night, and we were a bit, erm tacken aback? But not sure if we have right to be.

Whilst we are aware that we are very lucky that they are paying for anything, what they have provided it a bit bizzare.

They are paying for HIS flight only, and 4 weeks accomodation for him.

Thats it.

Because of his trade, he has been told that he needs his own tools, and he has them. However, we have to front the costs to get them over there.

Right from the get-go, they knew that there was 3 of us travelling, but its almost like OH has been treated like a single man that has an endless pot of money, which sadly we do not.

We have also noticed that his salary is about 3$ an hour less than what he was quoted at interview.

Would it be wise to try and re-negociate a deal with them regarding flights,shipping etc, whereby we re-pay it off over the course of two years or something?

Or is this pretty common place for an employer to help so much-and then expect the applicant to fund the rest?

Looking forward to hearing your thoughts
 

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If you feel that the package on offer is not adequate, then by all means consider negotiating, particularly as they were offering more at interview stage. At the very least, try and claw back those $3 as over time, that would make a huge difference. The worst that could happen is that they say no and that's where your OH needs to go armed with good solid reasons why he deserves more money!

It's not a given that employers will pay the relocation cost for the entire family. Some employers are happy to foot the bill whereas others will pay the bare minimum or nothing at all. That would typically be dictated by their HR policy and the grade at which your OH is being employed but again, your OH should broach the subject with his new employer.

What about your visas? Are they willing to sponsor the whole family? That should be your main area of concern as if the employer is unwilling to sponsor the whole family, that would mean that you will not be able to join your OH.
 

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Ok, me again!
OH got his job offer last night, and we were a bit, erm tacken aback? But not sure if we have right to be.

Whilst we are aware that we are very lucky that they are paying for anything, what they have provided it a bit bizzare.

They are paying for HIS flight only, and 4 weeks accomodation for him.

Thats it.

Because of his trade, he has been told that he needs his own tools, and he has them. However, we have to front the costs to get them over there.

Right from the get-go, they knew that there was 3 of us travelling, but its almost like OH has been treated like a single man that has an endless pot of money, which sadly we do not.



We have also noticed that his salary is about 3$ an hour less than what he was quoted at interview.

Would it be wise to try and re-negociate a deal with them regarding flights,shipping etc, whereby we re-pay it off over the course of two years or something?

Or is this pretty common place for an employer to help so much-and then expect the applicant to fund the rest?

Looking forward to hearing your thoughts
Hey EnglishGirl,

It really depends on the company policy, especially when it comes down to relocation. I know my friend's company( mining company) paid for their relocation cost from Geraldton to Perth, and paid for their temporary housing until they settled their permenant accomodation.

It would be good to do a quick google search and take a look at the profile of the coy which is hiring your partner, and decide whether they can afford an improved package. But do take into consideration, when a company hires someone, they would probably have a budget, and sometimes if the cost to hire is more than the budgeted amount, they might re-consider.

The most important point i feel, would be the visa status of the remaining 3 family members. It might be good to have a better understanding on what the company is paying and sponsoring, and what is not. The last thing you need is to make the big move, and at the immigrations centre in Perth, find out that there's a problem.
 
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