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  1. sunshine

    I know no one will care but ......

    Thanks so much for the support and advice, we've been attending a few networking events but probably need to do more. Pleased to hear that you're working now and wow, augmented reality! Hope it turns out really well.
  2. sunshine

    I know no one will care but ......

    Hi Portlaunay, I'm hoping that was in response to my post? Sorry to hear that you've been out of work since Nov., I guess it's not a great time especially for freshers here to be looking for jobs. Many thanks for the suggestion, to Lou8670 too, I'm a Communications Manager and my husband's an IT Project Manager specialising in colour management (fashion industry). While searching for jobs we're trying to top up our skills/knowledge by attending workshops and are finding it quite useful too.
  3. sunshine

    Planning the move and many questions - Help!

    Ha- ha, I feel your pain.... just started a new thread on this here with a poll on quality of stuff. You might want to cut-paste your posts from here to the new thread, I believe they could be useful. I've linked your post here to the new thread too.
  4. We find the average quality of most things here to be quite poor. As an example the quality of things in B&Q in the UK is head and shoulders above its equivalent store here - Bunnings. We found the safety aspect of Bunnings stuff shocking - nails that break half way into the wall, tools that don't have basic safety mechanisms, as Druid said in a post here, spades that bend like a blade, and it all costs more than what we'd pay in the UK. Quality does seem to be an issue here, someone said the market here seems to thrive on cheap and cheerful (didn't seem cheap to me and I certainly wasn't cheerful after seeing the quality). If you're shipping, I'd recommend getting all that you possibly can.
  5. sunshine

    Planning the move and many questions - Help!

    Hi Druid, true this, thanks for saying it like it is cos that's exactly how it is : ) As Rob suggested I'm going to start a new thread to help/warn people headed here. We filled up a 40ft container too with just about everything we could think of but as with the your bendy Bunnings spade we had to buy some stuff here. We got our sturdy non-bendy spade from there though!
  6. sunshine

    Planning the move and many questions - Help!

    Thanks Rob, will do that...
  7. sunshine

    Planning the move and many questions - Help!

    Hi, Sorry but we find the average quality of things here to be quite poor. As an example the quality at things in B&Q, UK is head and shoulders above its equivalent store here - Bunnings. We found the safety aspect of Bunnings stuff shocking - nails that break half way into the wall, tools that stop working and don't have safety mechanisms built in etc and it's not that we bought cheap stuff, in fact in most cases they cost us more than what we'd pay there. Quality does seem to be an issue here, and as a PerthPom said the market here seems to thrive on cheap and cheerful (I certainly wasn't cheerful after seeing the quality). We got our beautiful solid oak dining set and all our furniture from the UK and they all sit well in our new home, but it depends on how you plan to decorate and set up your new home. Clothes, shoes, bags - great idea to bring them from there. If you're planning to ship things over it might actually be cheaper to just load up everything in a container than buy new stuff here, it will save on setting up costs too. Best wishes!
  8. sunshine

    Brrrrr!

    so we should all feel 'at home' now, lol... thank God for the sunshine during the day though. On another note, with such freezing temperatures it's odd that most houses don't have proper|central heating and feel freezy... especially the bathrooms.
  9. sunshine

    Do British TVs work in Perth?

    Hi, If you subscribe and hook the TV up to a package like Foxtel, iiNet etc (like we did later) you'll get all the channels. However without a package (like when we just landed) our TV did not pick up any channels, even the terrestrial ones like ABC news channels etc which I'm told is transmitted via a different frequency to that in the UK. Our TV that we brought along is the Philips Ambilight. Hope that helps.
  10. sunshine

    I know no one will care but ......

    Thanks so much SJT, feels better already, fingers crossed something will come up.
  11. sunshine

    I know no one will care but ......

    We've been here six months and haven't found jobs yet.... :ssign8:
  12. sunshine

    The Job site thread ..

    Just thought I'd add my two bit - In my opinion there might be potential for tradies who are professional in terms of keeping to agreed appointments, letting people know if they can't, communicating properly (quotes on time, about delays if any, if not interested or when things can be expected). We've been here for a while now and are still getting our heads around the unprofessional behaviour of tradies who do just the opposite... Quality seems to be an issue too with building work, plumbing, electrical etc generally not up to the mark. People do seem to want more professional people but just don't get them - opportunity as I see it.
  13. Thanks for your prompt response and advice portlaunay and straighttothepoint, helpful and much appreciated. I've definitely got to think this through, especially the points you've covered straighttothepoint. Thanks both.
  14. Hi all, I've been in senior manager roles in MNCs in the UK and am now in Perth looking for a job. I've been told by a few people (including Hays who I met) to be open to any level of roles, including entry level - just wondering if it's a wise decision to do that until a senior role comes along, or will I be slotting myself and have to start all over again? Any advice will be appreciated. Many thanks.
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