hey girls I just arrived here at Sydney on the last week of May for a one year course. =)
Looking for a part-time job here is harder than it seems! Because of the 20hr/wk limitation, employers are more hesitant to because they want people who can work extra hours when they need extra hands, those that are more flexible. Specially here in the city. It took me 2 months to find mine and it's just casual(meaning there's no fixed schedule, no sure hours per week, they just call you when they need extra people to fill in) and hassle coz i could be assigned to any outlet.
just a few heads up too...cost of living here is extremely crazy. I was quite surprised. A minimum train ride costs 4.40AUD round trip. (around 180PHP!) That's just around 6++ stations covered.
Fast food here costs 200-600PHP.
Also...it's so quiet here! 5PM palang sarado na mga malls. Nalurklurk ako. LOL
But other than those downsides, it's been so great having a sense of safety. Unlike sa Pinas when you have to look over your shoulder 24/7 baka meron nang nakaabang na may balisong sa tabi tabi.
Also, the train system is super nice which is something I LOVE. Walang siksikan na tipong sa LRT na kahit di ka kumapit ok lang sa sobrang sikip.
So anyways, if you're planning to come here, don't rely on your possible earnings from a part-time job. I've applied to over a hundred part-time jobs(Fastfood, grocery, dept. store, etc) that doesnt even need skilled backgrounds...but ang sakit, pati mcdo tinanggihan ako? LOL
yes sis tama sila, pag nagtotur din kami hindi kami nagcoconvert,, hayaan mo lang..masasanay ka din
wow naman mga sis na nasa aus na, kakainigit ha...
pero diba you can't start working before any intake sa univ.?
yung free service ata ng nuniv. of syd, bus lang to train stations, paano naman yung campus nila kung saan ako 74 hectares!!!! so 7,400,000 square meters katumbas nun! ahe
di pa ako nakakatangap offer uhu kinakabahan ako =(