Yes, I know he is better off where he is, I just needed to convince him of that!
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25-02-2012 18:30 #31
25-02-2012 19:06 #32
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?
25-02-2012 19:22 #33
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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25-02-2012 19:34 #36-
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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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25-02-2012 20:57 #37
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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25-02-2012 21:30 #38Member
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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
25-02-2012 21:53 #39Feel my wrath!
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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.
25-02-2012 22:06 #40
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