The contract finally appeared in Sean’s email last week! Halleluiah! I mean, we were pretty certain that there wouldn’t be a hiccup. Afterall, we had coffee with Sean’s boss-to-be the week before while she was in town for a conference. But we’d feel better once the contract was in our possession. We looked at it Tuesday night (Wednesday afternoon in NZ) and had a flurry of emails back and forth with the recruiters about certain items that need more specificity, namely the start date, and breaking down the salary for Sean to see whether some of the “perks” like money for Continuing Medical Education (e.g. attending conferences or taking courses) was already included or had yet to be added. Actually. we’ve yet to sign the contract. In fact, it’s been almost a week now, and we’re again waiting to see the revised version of the contract. But I feel more sure footed about our progress.
In the meantime, I began last night with filling out the visa. What a joy that is going to be! Actually, for now, the questions we have about the visa outweigh the boxes I ticked or answers I provided. For example, at one point we are asked to include a description of your previous employment. It doesn’t say, within the last 5 years. Just “your previous employment.” All of it? So we need to send an email to the recruiters to get some advice. Additionally, we have to include FBI records, or non-records, I should say. Medical records, including chest x-rays. Lots of fun things like that to track down. Just the thought of that makes me want to take a nap. But then I google image search Gisborne and I see this and I’m once again full of hope and energy and purpose.