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    Yes, I know he is better off where he is, I just needed to convince him of that!

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    So how does one get into "the Mines" then? Lol.
    Pays sound too good to be true - but it's Not Like you can just look on seek.com is it?

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    DH could earn probably an extra $50-60,000 in the mines, but it is not suited to our family. To us that extra money is not worth missing Christmas, birthdays and any other manner of family event that may occur on his swing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twotrunks View Post
    So how does one get into "the Mines" then? Lol.
    Pays sound too good to be true - but it's Not Like you can just look on seek.com is it?
    Well my DH has a degree and now has about nine years experience lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twotrunks View Post
    So how does one get into "the Mines" then? Lol.
    Pays sound too good to be true - but it's Not Like you can just look on seek.com is it?
    Actually you can find some on seek. Not many but they are there sometimes, mostly nth qld.

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    Also, my DH doesn't FIFO and where we live isn't an expensive area to live in.
    I also love that he only works 7 days out of every fortnight


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    Depends what you do and which mines I think.

    DP is 4th year apprentice electrician, and will get about $2000 a week after tax on his "on" week. On the week he comes home he gets a bit less.

    There's sacrifice for this pay though... it's not as wonderous as people might think.
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    Def agree with who you know...
    Df has got a lot of offers for jobs that arn't advertised...he just knows the team leaders/managers looking for crews, they just ring round seeing if anyone they know or know of anyone who wants to do 'job a or b or c'
    Usually all jobs are 'on site' training and he hasn't had a job offer less than $2000 a week cleared.
    Sometimes I think we are so crazy cos here we are farmers lol but loving life! And our lifestyle...dreaming of the money we would if he actually took one of these jobs haha
    But for us a FIFO job would mean lots of sacrifice we just don't wanna do, biggest one is him being away from our young family..where as right now he can take DD mustering, fixing fences etc he absolutely loves being able to spend time with her everyday and being around for all of her 'firsts' and with another on the way he just doesnt wanna leave

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    DH did a 2-3 week course and got a 2 and 1 job paying over $100k less than a week later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pregnor View Post
    DH did a 2-3 week course and got a 2 and 1 job paying over $100k less than a week later.
    Do you mind me asking what course that was. You can pm me if you don't want it on the forum. Seems to easy.


 

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