Tuesday, 1 April 2014
The other day I have been asked to write about life as a FIFO (fly-in, fly-out) worker. For people who don’t know what that means, I will explain it. I live west of Rockhampton in Central Queensland but I work over in the north shelf of Western Australia – a distance of about 5000 km. So, I do fly from Rocky to Brisbane to Perth, stay the night and then take a work charterplane to work on an island in the Indian Ocean. For 28 days I live and work on this island together with about 6500 other workers (there’s no residential people here) and then I fly back home, while my ‘back to back’ (B2B) takes over for 28 days and I enjoy my R’n’R (Rest and Relaxation). So I actually only work 6 months of the year which I absolutely love!