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REMOTE LIVING

Some remote jobs require you to live on-site in a camp. Depending on the roster, it’s not uncommon to spend as long as four weeks in a row at the village. If you’re thinking of getting a job in the Mining, Construction, Rail or Oil & Gas industries you’re probably wondering what it’s like to live on a remote site.

REMOTE LIVING – PROS
Most companies make a huge effort to keep employees comfortable and happy. By providing good living conditions, companies attract more workers and reduce turnover rates. As a result there are some real positives about living in a mining village. These can include:

  • Sporting facilities
  • Meals cooked for you
  • Cleaning services
  • Pay TV
  • Low cost of living = savings


REMOTE LIVING – CONS
Remote living is not for everyone. The most obvious difficulty is the emotional pressure of being away from friends and family. Some more of the less attractive elements are:

  • Dust and Flies
  • Camp food
  • Repetitive days
  • No nearby town
  • Strict alcohol monitoring.

IS REMOTE LIVING FOR YOU?
How much you enjoy remote living will depend on your personality and personal circumstances. A single person is more likely to enjoy living in a remote camp than a married person who will miss their spouse. Parents with children usually find the separation even more traumatic. Despite this, working remotely can bring great career satisfaction. In addition, people often report overall lifestyle improvements as a result of outstanding remuneration. If you can strike the right work/life balance with a great salary and good roster, remote site living should be a positive experience.

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