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I left my previous work for various reason, and for contract work.
In case it's not like that in your country let it be know that, work contract in Australia is paid by the hour or day (in my case), you have no holiday or sick day but it pays a lot (a big lot) more.
And it has a fixed length which tends to extends (I imagine).
Well I started with a (risky) 3 month contract. Which turned into 6 months.. and then, just yesterday.. indefinite! yeah!
On the downside I can't entirely enjoy the crap ton of money because I am also suffering from a toxic mortgage in Darwin! But I can breath from the pressure it exerted!
Remember: Before you spend ALL of that money you will need to pay Tax,
and ATO aren't big on, "but I spent it all, can you give me a bit of time." (They'll give you a LITTLE bit of time, not much, and may add interest.)
Also get into a habit of asking for and keeping receipts for everything everywhere.
(you may want to start keying them into a spreadsheet right away, or if you got AccPac/MYOB key them into that - both good for GST returns too. Nothing is worse than hitting tax return time and having coles/woolies shopping bags full of receipts to add up.)