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Tasmania is a difficult place to get employment.

As someone once told me:

"If you are coming to look for employment you are stuffed. If you start your own thing you ll be sweet."

The best way is to be FIFO or start your own business. But beware. Ensure it is a business that you do not have to invest heavily in. But one that is created on your unique skills which cannot be taken from you.

If you are getting a job and are qualified and experienced be prepared to be working under someone who is unqualified and inexperienced and believes they know everything.

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11 hours ago, Codywomple said:

Tasmania is a difficult place to get employment.

As someone once told me:

"If you are coming to look for employment you are stuffed. If you start your own thing you ll be sweet."

The best way is to be FIFO or start your own business. But beware. Ensure it is a business that you do not have to invest heavily in. But one that is created on your unique skills which cannot be taken from you.

If you are getting a job and are qualified and experienced be prepared to be working under someone who is unqualified and inexperienced and believes they know everything.

I am saddened to see that Tasmania has apparently let you down and hope that you fare better on the main land.  This of course is your own personal experience so very relevant to your own findings. It depends  on ones field of course. The health sector is usually pretty buoyant .  My husband 's profession was always in demand in Tasmania but his company in WA offered him an excellent deal to Fifo which he did for 7 years until Covid Interruptus hit, whereby we sold up and relocated to WA. Your statement " If you are getting a job and are qualified and experienced be prepared to be working under someone who is unqualified and inexperienced and believes they know everything" is again your personal journey and that is sad... it certainly didnt apply to my better half or migrants within our family  or overseas friends , but maybe they were just lucky! Who knows! 

Tasmania isnt everyones cup of tea, I buy that, but for us we had wonderful experiences but we were surrounded by family and much support so that made a huge difference.  Of course like everywhere there were frustrations... numerous cancelled flights for no other reason than not enough bums on seats, flight costs at peak times etc..watching the disintegration of shops (and this was pre Covid). Hospital specialists from Melbourne had to curtail many of their visits due to Covid, but being an island this was part and parcel of living on an island off the big island! 

I think if you can secure employment and good housing Tasmania has much to offer therefore I personally cannot "bag" it, the flora and fauna, landscape etc is unbeatable but of course you have to be able to afford to live there! There are numerous aspects of Tasmania I miss, I found the people to be gentle and accepting, but of course like many areas and you will get this on the mainland, there are some cliques that are difficult to break into. 

Put it down to experience, hopefully you had some great times but it obviously wasnt for you so move on to better things (hopefully) I wish you luck... its a big country and there can be something for most people!

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Tasmania is a geographical cross section with great unspoilt areas, vistas, national parks and a large forested area compared with others in Australia (Although some of this is being deforested for pulp to be made into paper and in order to keep forestry jobs going). Historical Georgian architecture, one of the earliest settled places in Australia.

However, regionally and rurally, work is difficult to keep when there is a large amount of locals vying for the same job. Once you have the job you have to fight to keep it. Often you are stepping on someone's turf.

The illiteracy rate is high, you may often be working for people with no education or experience in management positions due to family/friend connections.

I am relaying my personal experience of working in rural and regional Tasmania. Not city centres

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41 minutes ago, Codywomple said:

Tasmania is a geographical cross section with great unspoilt areas, vistas, national parks and a large forested area compared with others in Australia (Although some of this is being deforested for pulp to be made into paper and in order to keep forestry jobs going). Historical Georgian architecture, one of the earliest settled places in Australia.

However, regionally and rurally, work is difficult to keep when there is a large amount of locals vying for the same job. Once you have the job you have to fight to keep it. Often you are stepping on someone's turf.

The illiteracy rate is high, you may often be working for people with no education or experience in management positions due to family/friend connections.

I am relaying my personal experience of working in rural and regional Tasmania. Not city centres

When travelling around Tassie I often wonder what the occupants of all those very small towns scattered around the place do for a living  .......................  places like Wilmot, Tullah, Ross, Perth, Smithton and many others.

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14 minutes ago, Toots said:

When travelling around Tassie I often wonder what the occupants of all those very small towns scattered around the place do for a living  .......................  places like Wilmot, Tullah, Ross, Perth, Smithton and many others.

Cheese?


Nearly there! Don't drop the ball now guys! Vaccines are weeks away. Stay safe!

 

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Logging agriculture livestock fishing 

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19 hours ago, Codywomple said:

Logging agriculture livestock fishing 

.............   and tourism now that it has started to pick up again.

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