I'm due to receive my formal offer in the next few weeks. In the interview, I was asked how I would feel working on site, 5 days on, two days off. I said I haven't experienced this before so can't give an exact answer but I'm up for a challenge.
I've been thinking about it, and I feel that working 5 days on site and returning to family (wife and 3 kids) on weekends only is really unsustainable in the long term.
Does anyone know how easy it is to move from site work to a different role within the same department and/or how soon this can be done? I have no problem doing it for a few months, but my gut feeling is I won't be able to do it indefinitely.
Are you talking about a role at Jazan, so flying in and out, and staying away from your family during the week? If so, I wouldnt expect a transfer to Dhahran soon - and within a few months wouldnt make sense - you would just have found your feet and be moving g again. If living away from your family 4 nights a week isnt sustainable for you, dont accept the job. The family compound at Jazan is a LONG way from being finished.
Thanks for the insight. I can speak the language and very familiar with the culture so i don't need to necessarily live in a compound, but as of now, I don't know the work location so I shouldn't get carried away and I'll wait until the location is known before exploring the options further. I appreciate the comment that it isn't expected/feasible to move very soon.