(Closed) Should I give up travelling for the job?

posted 5 years ago in Career
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

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roseharp:  take the three months and then come back to a job u enjoy. With this economy, fresh grads are having trouble finding work, let alone a job they don’t dread going to. 

Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper

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heputaringonit:  +1. 3 months is a long time to travel already, just enjoy it, and then come back and start working since it sounds like you’d love the job.

Australia’s not going anywhere anytime soon, you can always go back on future vacations.

Post # 4
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Helper bee

I would personally choose the job but that just might be because I’m currently looking for a full-time job in my field and it’s been absolutely awful! I’ll be honest I never truly understood how hard it was. You hear all the time of people not being able to find a job in their field or it taking them months or years just to get their foot in the door. I 100% get it now that I’m going through it and I would do absolutely anything for a job that I’d be interested in doing. or even remotely related to what I studied. You also already know that you love working with the company and your coworkers which is also amazing.

I think 3 months of traveling is still plenty of time and you’ll be able to experience so much in that time frame. If this job is exactly what you want and where you see yourself working after graduation, I wouldn’t pass it up. You never know when that opportunity will come around again.

Post # 5
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Helper bee

If you haven’t already (and you’re happy to just travel for three months), don’t apply for a WH visa yet. Instead, just get a 3-month-tourist-visa. I don’t think I would give up on a job for a year in Australia, I think three months is plenty of time here if you just focus on travelling!

Post # 6
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Busy bee

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whitepeony:  +1. Get the travel tourist visa, have an amazing 3 months and then come back to a great job which you seem like you wouldnt second guess if it werent for your plans to take a year out. 

You can always apply for the years working visa, in the upcoming years, if you still wanted too and time allowed, 

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I also went to AU for a year after graduating, it was awesome.  But really, we didn’t spend more than 3 months traveling and the rest was working as well.  Yes living there is a whole other experience, but if you love your job and your SO is on board, I have to agree with the others and say take the 3 months.  I think that’s super generous of your boss.  

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2016 - Hunter Valley

You could see most of australia in 3 months if you crammed lots in!!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

I think if you really love this job, you should go for 3 months and come back.  That’s an amazing amount of time for an experience, and you are quite lucky your boss is willing to let you do that.  I would say this is all around a great compromise.  

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