The plane wheels touched down, I cleared customs and then I could feel reality setting in. I could feel the beads of sweat. I was back in Sydney and the February humidity hit me like a sticky tidal wave before I’d even left the airport. After an emotional reunion with my family at arrivals, it really hit me that I was back in the city I’d loved, hated and [...]
Like a proud parent, OSS World Wide Movers is proud to announce it has had another two employees join the 10+ years of service club and one join the 20+ years! Cameron Hines – National Operations Manager – 20 years Balvinder Singh – Group Financial Controller – 10 years Erin Wray (now Richie) – Sydney Move Manager – 10 years It is such an achievement to have another 3 [...]
I wholeheartedly believe that one of the driving factors behind people moving overseas is so that they can finally walk down to the shops in their underwear without bumping into a single familiar face. I’d like to believe this is why people move overseas, as it was 100% my main motivation. Complete transparency though, it turns out that even though you might not exactly know anyone, it’s still wildly [...]
Moving overseas boosts the average worker's income by $US21,000, with the best-paid staff found in Switzerland, the US and Hong Kong. That's the conclusion in a survey showing that 45 per cent of expats said their existing job paid more internationally and 28 per cent changed locations for a promotion. In Switzerland, famous for both sky-high mountains and prices, the annual income boost totalled $US 61,000. Expat salaries there [...]
According to director of the Australian School of Etiquette, Zarife Hardy, Australians tend to have less of a fascination with etiquette than many overseas. “Australians have a very relaxed and casual approach to common etiquette. After all, etiquette is all about how you make someone feel in your presence, whether that be formal or informal. Some areas of etiquette are slipping but this seems to be happening globally, mainly due to [...]
“As nurses, we’ve worked so hard and have paid so much to get our degrees. Why not utilise them to their maximum worth? Take advantage of this versatile license and go to Australia, go to Saudi Arabia, go to Dubai. America is a wonderful country, but there’s a huge world out there.” These are the words of Karel Wiggins, an international travel nurse who after caring for patients all [...]
Residents are abandoning Australia at record levels, according to new figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Almost 85,000 people formally departed Australia in the final three months of 2017 — almost 9,000 more than in the same period in 2016. But experts are unsure about exactly what is causing the increase. The ABS measures a resident as someone who has been in Australia for 12 out of [...]
NEW data shows where Australia’s permanent migrants are really coming from — and you might be surprised by the results.