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I only had $100 to my name
I flew into New Zealand on 12th October after putting back my flight from Chile 3 times, yes the staff at the travel company were starting to get to know about me and my life! I spent just over 7 months in South America, the end months werent by choice - I had to stay there until I made enough money to continue my travels. My flight over to Auckland was a nerve racking experience, I couldnt sleep as I knew I only had $100 to my name and I seriously needed a job. Not the best time to be flying into the country with the rugby world cup on - the cost of hostels were extortionate.
I arrived at 6am in the morning and was told I wouldnt be able to check in until 1pm - so after a long flight with no sleep I had to battle on before I could finally rest. I took myself to job boards in hostels, the post shop to get my bank account and IRD number sorted and then to an internet cafe. I plodded on and got myself 2 interviews for the next day and another 3 for later in the week - I really wasnt messing about.
The rugby world cup although expensive for me, helped me out as I got a job immediately as a Transport Advisor, which was a tad ironic, informing people where to get their transport from when I had only been in the country myself a mere matter of days. I have also worked for other companies; at a food event making cocktails, at Ellerslie Racecourse for the Melbourne cup and a door knocking milk man! I have been none stop in my quest for work and the search continues. I like the adventure and experience but it is also not as easy as I thought it would be securing a job.
Thanks for reading.
Submitted by: Emma Date submitted: 20/11/2011 1:13:49 a.m.