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955 Meters

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:21 pm
by FatherOfMany
Just wanted to share this with someone who'd appreciate the importance of it...

I just signed for my first house in NZ (not easy to afford for us poor foreigners). A new build in Glenbrook which is 58kms from my job in Mt Wellington, but it's all that I could find within my budget that I could get excited about. And the excitement is this... it's 955m from my driveway to the boat ramp :)

Building will only finish around Jan/Feb, but it's something to look forward to.

Re: 955 Meters

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:11 pm
by AndrewRawlingson
Congratulations :beer:

I don't think property is expensive in NZ, just Auckland and a few other hotspots, but I suppose it depends on what you're comparing it to and wages etc

Re: 955 Meters

Posted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:48 pm
by FatherOfMany
AndrewRawlingson wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:11 pm
I don't think property is expensive in NZ, just Auckland and a few other hotspots, but I suppose it depends on what you're comparing it to and wages etc
Maybe, although NZ as a whole is now considered the most expensive country for property in the world relative to income.
But for me, my kids are in Auckland, so this is where I need to be. And also, as a software developer it's difficult finding work outside of those hotspots you mention.

Re: 955 Meters

Posted: Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:32 am
by AndrewRawlingson
I understand the situation with your kids. Most of my neighbours have work based in Auckland, but work from home. I seem to be the only mug that gets out of bed at 0630 every morning to go to work. Could you work from home in the future?

Re: 955 Meters

Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:47 pm
by FatherOfMany
AndrewRawlingson wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:32 am
Could you work from home in the future?
You have to get up at 6:30 every morning because you're not doing your ideal job, being a fortune teller???
I just got offered a job this week for a startup, which would be working from home. I'm going to turn this one down for a whole bunch of reasons, but yes, being a software developer means that working from home is definitely an option.

Re: 955 Meters

Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:44 pm
by dedant
AndrewRawlingson wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:32 am
I understand the situation with your kids. Most of my neighbours have work based in Auckland, but work from home. I seem to be the only mug that gets out of bed at 0630 every morning to go to work. Could you work from home in the future?
6:30? Luxury! I need to set the alarm for 5 to start at 7 . 20-25 min run in and sometimes over an hour and a half coming home in peak hour traffic.
At least that’s what I’m going back to when I start work again. Currently on acc.
It can always be worse. ;)

Re: 955 Meters

Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:20 pm
by Hairy Little Dwarf
My daughter is in software and 'works' in Italy from Berlin, there must be some way you can telecommute?

Was in Aucks last week for a course and it's not the sleepy city I left 30 years ago :worried: Hell, I was earlier looking at buying a cottage on a quiet metalled road that's now under the Albany commercial sprawl.
In hindsight, I would have made a fortune on the real estate.

Bottom line, you can effectively 'walk' your kayak to the ramp, and many tasty Gurnard in that water :y:

If it makes you feel any better, I work within 'casting range' of the Cavallis, but too shagged at the end of the day to do anything about it !