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Goochie posted a topic in Aussie ChatMy wife and I have been planning to move to Perth for about 12 months. My skills assesment came through from Engineers Australia last week and I have my IELTS in 2 weeks. One of the reasons I wanted to move was because in my line of work the pay is notoriously poor in the UK with countries such as Australia, Canada and Germany paying much better. In the UK my role is on a similar level to a departmental manager in Tesco, but in Australia it would be more around the same level as an Aussie doctor or Vet - So you can see there is quite a difference. With this and my wife's dislike of long haul flights we've already booked ourselves on a P&O cruise to Perth which departs in January 2013 and paid £1500 deposit with around £5000 due in October 2012. Now for the problem............... I'm currently writing this whilst sat in a hotel overlooking Hong Kong Harbour. The M.D. of the company and I have been travelling China reviewing the work done by various factories. This is something I do about once a year and is generally seen as a perk of the job to compensate for poor pay. However, over dinner yesterday he explained his plans for the company's expansion and the role in that he would like me to play. Without going into details, it would mean I would jump through the pay ceiling I'm currently at to where I'd like to be - More than doubling my salary. He's not the type to lie about this kind of thing and if he's happy to tell me about it I know it will happen as promised. He also said they're toying with the idea of opening an office in Hong Kong and it may be possible for my wife and I to move here. So, this morning I've woken up completely confused. I dont know if I should laugh or cry, carry on for Oz or hold out for longer. Why do these things always seem to happen like this? Good things seem to be like buses. You wait ages for one and then two come along together.