So yesterday, my cat attacks me… to the point where I now look like Buffy the Vampire slayer and I’ve just survived a brawl with a demon. And today, I spill boiling water on my thigh! Yeah, so either someone’s thinking about me a LOT or I’m just plain cursed.
I also spoke with the company in Ireland who’s looking to hire me a server, and the more I talk to them the more I think it’s a bad idea to go with them. I mean sure, they’re a prestigious company and all, but they’re expecting me to sign a one year contract and I’m just not sure I can commit to that position in one month. So now I have to decide, how much do I really want to be there in the summer. I need to talk to someone about this, someone who’s moved countries for work, and I need some advice.
I wanted to find work before I even thought about flying over there because I didn’t want to be there for weeks or a month without a job, and I thought that if I get something like this server job even just to start with then I could cover my ass and still go around and find something that resembled what I’ve been studying in school. But after talking with them today, it sounds like I wouldn’t be able to do that until after a year.
I will be able to get another year long working visa after the first year, but what are the chances that I will be able to survive on a server’s wages in the year that I’m there? What if after that year, I can’t find another company to work for that will hire me as a management trainee and be convinced to sponsor me to live there for longer than a year? Ahhh.. I’m going crazy.
Have any of you moved country on your own? How did you manage?