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    I would go for it!

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    Sounds better than what you have now. As long as he makes those two weeks he's home quality time I don't think his relationship with DD would be effected.

    I mean I work. Have done since my girls were 9m old. So I'm still gone a lot

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    Default Overseas job wwyd?

    Just a few other things to think about (I used to work overseas!):
    What are the tax implications in Australia of earning foreign income? What's the income tax rate in the country your DH would be working?
    Will your DH be paid super?
    What are the HR regulations in the country like? Will he have rights if the company doesn't do the right thing?
    What medical, workcover, medivac, kidnap/ransom etc insurances will he have?
    How secure is the job?
    What standard of travel, food and accommodation will be provided?
    These are even more important to understand if the job is in a developing the country.

    Edit: what is the Internet and phone service like?
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    Default Overseas job wwyd?

    from a tax perspective, assuming he remains an australian tax resident, he will be taxed in australia on worldwide income.

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    Default Overseas job wwyd?

    I can totally understand risk and unpredictability being a scary prospect, and especially when you have kids in mind to think about it. I get it.

    However that said, the fact you can restructure your work is a positive, significantly extra money is a positive and you will have structure and routine and the periods of absence won't be so concentrated at a time.

    I know for us, big concentrated periods of absence are very taxing, and very much so with the kids. However, with a 2 week on, 2 week off stint, your DD will get valuable quality time time with her Dad which she will look forward to, and its a predictable routine she will come to know and get used to.

    You are such a strong, capable lady, that I have no doubts your relationship will withstand the offshore absence and if you have good support networks even better. I really think you should give it a go, it sounds like the positives far outweigh the negatives and kids are so resilient compared to us adults!

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    I was going to say the same thing as @Mod-Uniquey, but she's done a better job of articulating my thoughts than I would be able to do. So, what she said!

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    He's home from hockey now so I've asked him more details. It's an offshore oil rig off of Australia so still technically Australia for tax purposes etc. He has done oil rigs before just not in Australia.
    I'm not sure what the internet service would be like. We just went through a month of terrible connections when he was up near Mackay
    It's all food for thought thank you all! Another reason I love bubhub you guys are so awesome for life advice

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    My uncle who is now retired spent years doing off shore work on oil rigs he also spent time in their land based offices in New Jersey, Venezuela, Perth. The most dangerous location was Algiers where he was based in a compound. Month on month off, tax free $50kUS a month. He has no regrets doing it all and has been able to retire quite young very wealthy.

    I'd go for it. It will be more structure for dd and be a huge help for you with your back issues aswell. Any extra money can be put away for retirement etc and not count it now for living expenses. Plus if he takes 2 weeks holidays he'll actually be home for 4 weeka

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    Quote Originally Posted by gingermillie View Post
    He's home from hockey now so I've asked him more details. It's an offshore oil rig off of Australia so still technically Australia for tax purposes etc. He has done oil rigs before just not in Australia.
    I'm not sure what the internet service would be like. We just went through a month of terrible connections when he was up near Mackay
    It's all food for thought thank you all! Another reason I love bubhub you guys are so awesome for life advice
    In that case I can't see a downside to the job at all! Sounds great

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