As all will know, looking for work can take on many, I SAY, many variation, which lead to a discussion here the other night, its not the first time we have discussed this mind you. AND that would be Overseas, yep, the Middle east, maybe some island north of here, both involve substantial change and bring different issues to the table.
I suppose, what we have found so far, is that gigs at say O Teddie in PNG have been 28 on and 28 off, some in Brunei are perm gigs, but nothing yet has surfaced in the Maint / FM arena, but we are keeping our eyes open.
We applied for three positions in Abu Dhabi, FM roles, good coin, but like most jobs over there they do come with their own issues. If you climb onto various blogs about OS jobs, you get the full spectrum of satisfaction, some hand over there passports and had all sorts of trouble, other have no dramas at all. Mind you, it will be a cold day in fucking hell before i let the grip on the passport out of my hand.
A while back I had a plastic card, issued by the ADF, on the back was a lovely little statement, saying the holder / family shall be permitted access back into Australia, nice piece of stuff to have. NOT, however if you were kidnapped.
So aside from chasing up work here, we have tossed the hat in the ring for OS, Lobes is kindly chasing up a contact in KABUL or the mob he works for as well. Other than that…FA happening really..getting a mite bored, haven’t touched writing in what ..4 days which is abnormal, so we need to make an effort on tht soon. Possibly also time to start looking at other temp gigs, more part time and afternoon shift jobs so that the main part of the day is still available for chasing up work.