17.04.2010 - 17.04.2010 18 °C
I wasn't expecting to get two job offers within the first week and a half of being here but it's nice to feel wanted! I potentially could have received two more job offers but I declined the second interviews....
I had to choose between living in Auckland or Wellington, working for the NZDF or Fujitsu so it was a real touch choice to make! Fujitsu offered me more cash plus a company car doing an exciting consultancy role, but I decided for now I would try the NZDF, plus their gym on site with all the free fitness classes was rather appealing to my sporty nature! Plus I can rent out a boat, yacht and lots of other cool stuff very cheaply! I think I mentioned free flights around NZ .
We now have to do the medical tests and police checks (I'm a little girl when it comes to visiting doctors & hospitals etc so not really looking forward to it!) , assuming they don't discover my felonious past and the health checks go ok, it should take between 1-2 months before we can start work.
I’m hoping to apply for a skilled migrant visa but as they are taking ages at the moment to process these, I think I may have to settle for a work permit instead and apply for residency at a later date.
We’re loving NZ, missing friends and family but looking forward to reuniting up with loved ones! Hopefully soon we shall be settled and then we can start making holiday arrangements!
au revoir for now