Thinking about chasing the FIFO golden ticket?

Thursday, May 12, 2022 9:08 am
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Throughout Covid, we had a flood of ‘greenies’ (new FIFO workers) enter the FIFO sector.

From bartending to retail and real estate, people left their roles to take on the Australian dream of highly paid FIFO work. What most found though, is that the FIFO life is a tough gig, both mentally and physically. For a decade, Lachie spent time with multiple drilling businesses, watching the revolving door that was their newly employed off-siders. For most, the reality was far different from their expectations.

Weeks straight of 12-hour shifts in 40-degree temps, plus flies and hard graft, would make anyone question whether the money was worth it and for many, it simply wasn’t. FIFO Mental Health Expert, Lachie Samuel, outlines what you need to consider before you commit to leaving your family, and the 9 to 5 life, in search of that FIFO golden ticket.

“The really big one (turning point) was after having my partner go through her own bout of depression and…realising how poorly I was treating people and treating myself.”

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