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Hello from Australia

Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:05 am

Haven't really been on here in a while. Have moved to Australia for some experience. Settling in nicely. Had a few job interviews and feel they've went very well. Usually I get pretty nervous, and the whole brain and mouth thing don't seem to work together. I suppose I should thank the recent training in that area (:

I miss my home lab :( Although I can still access it remotely, the latency is 450ms. I'm about to set up my VPN and join my Cisco soft phone to call home however I know it's not going to work as max round trip should be under 300ms. Still, I'd like to see what happens :)

Weather here has been a scorching 40c on a few days. Pete, I don't know how you cope! :)

Edit, just talking via soft phone now over an IPSEC tunnel. Quality is good to okay. The odd packet loss every now and then going over wifi, latency is better today, 360ms :D
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Re: Hello from Australia

Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:50 am

40c isn't great but its not that bad.

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Re: Hello from Australia

Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:26 am

Lettuce know how you get on with landing a job... interested to know what the market is like in Perth :)

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Re: Hello from Australia

Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:31 am

DanC wrote:Lettuce know how you get on with landing a job... interested to know what the market is like in Perth :)


Compared to England, market is great. All you need to do is look on SEEK.com.au. Take a look and don't fall off your chair.

Actually let me re-phrase, market is probably better in England in the number of jobs available however I've found the going rate for the same job more.
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Re: Hello from Australia

Wed Mar 21, 2012 2:48 pm

Which visa did you end up getting?

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Re: Hello from Australia

Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:37 pm

dieselboy wrote:scorching 40c
score!

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Re: Hello from Australia

Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:56 pm

stevester1 wrote:Which visa did you end up getting?


Standard working holiday 417. When you come over, pick up a contract job so you can claim back expenses and reduce overall tax.
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Re: Hello from Australia

Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:58 am

Nice to hear that you're settling in.

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Re: Hello from Australia

Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:01 am

Cheers Steve (:
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Re: Hello from Australia

Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:41 pm

If you can drink no one will even know your not an Australian.

Just keep suggesting another round ;)

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Re: Hello from Australia

Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:12 pm

Exactly Pete! Today's Friday - Beer fridge is already stocked!
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Re: Hello from Australia

Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:15 am

Been totally overwhelemd with stuff lately, but hey welcome to the pretty city in the west - bit cooler this week for you.
Have you landed a job yet? If you get in somewhere see if they'll sponsor you a 457 visa.

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The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. Alvin Toffler, "Future Shock" 1970

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Re: Hello from Australia

Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:58 pm

Hi Aubrey, yes I have a job working for a managed services provider. They remind me a lot of my last role in England, except this company is much larger. Lots of interesting mining networks to work on and improve. I'll need to look into the sponsorship, I thoroughly enjoy it here!
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