Where would you choose and why? Living and working?

Travel Forums General Talk Where would you choose and why? Living and working?

1. Posted by smythy (Full Member 237 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

I have a job interview coming up which I know I am pretty much guaranteed the job to say the least.

I will be having the choice to pick anywhere of the company's 41 offices around the world. Where would you go to start off with and why? (the post is for up to 5 years - though I dont think id be in the one place for all 5 years, perhaps able to move around say after 2-3 years in one place).

I have thought of Oz (though not sure what city) as I absolutely loved all 7 months of my previous time there a little over 2 years ago now. I really want to live there but perhaps thats where I should go once all my working period with this company is over. Perhaps the work itself could get horrible and make me want to leave the place which is not something I want with Oz.

Let me have your thoughts and ideas please.


2. Posted by dnicholson (Full Member 146 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Australia is not so bad for 5 years. I mean there are a lot of great things to do and places to visit in Oz. I don't think you will get bored here. The only thing that I hate is when the heat wave is up. its hard to get out of the house...

3. Posted by Rhombus (Travel Guru 64 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

What countries do we have to choose from? I like what Dnicholson suggested, but would like to know more about your options..

4. Posted by beerman (Respected Member 1631 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Hey Ed.....welcome back....long time no see!!!

Congratulations on the new job. If I had this opportunity, I would first research all the countries at my disposal and check for cost of living (housing, food, utilities, transportation) and then for what the countries have to offer as far as non-work activities (beaches, forests, urban exploration, "companionship", etc.). You have some work ahead of you, no pun intended. Do your research and be prepared.

Good to see you back. Keep in touch.


5. Posted by pointless (Budding Member 33 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Ed, aren't you a very lucky guy.. being able to choose where you would want to work and live?! congratulations by the way!

Personally, I would choose a country which is far different from mine, different culture, people and lifestyle. This way you have more time learning and experiencing a different life from your own, probably it will make you understand your work and life better, give you a fresh new idea and make way to a more interesting and meaningful journey.

Which ever you choose, live the most out of it.

6. Posted by bwiiian (Travel Guru 769 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Countless questions need to be answered first, like do you need to save money...do you like the sun..how old are you, etc etc etc..too many questions are needed to be able to answer this question. I have just moved to S Korea because I need to pay off debts etc etc and that is why I chose Korea over say, Thailand...Everyone is different. Where you want to go is a huge question.
If I could choose anywhere in the world to live and work with no money problems would be totally different from where I would choose if I actually needed to make money .
A great problem to have though!!