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Job offer in Port Moresby

My friend is getting a job offer to work in Port Moresby and he is a family man with 3 kids.

He has the following concerns and questions

1. The company is not providing the family accommodation and benefits and are discouraging that it’s not a family friendly friendly place due to high crime

2. He is ok with the fact that the family can stay back however what he finds distressing that they are only offering 2 return tickets a year and being a family man this is too longer a time away from family. Shall he ask for :

a. For a return ticket every month

b. Can the companies and afford and do provide this kind of facility and are hiding from him to save cost?

3. What are the activities he can do in his free time as trivial stuff like going out for shopping is also not recommended

People living in Papua New guinea and Port moreby as well are requested to advice

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1. Re: Job offer in Port Moresby

Hi I guess the company that offered him the job does not want the added costs of paying for the accommodation and related expenses for the rest of his family here in Port Moresby. But the general cost of living here is also very high including the food, rent, etc and that could be the main reason. As for security, it isn't such a big issue as I see alot of foreigners at shopping centres although they get around town in their own cars or with a security escort.

My advise is, if you want your family to come with you, tell the company to provide you a place for your whole family and provide you with a car for your transportation (public transportation is not really a good option for foreigners). Your kids may go to one of the many international schools here. And there's lots of fun things to do, like visit the nature/adventure parks, go shopping, swimming at the beach, go to the movies, etc.

Otherwise if his employer cannot allow his family to live with him, the option of monthly or quarterly trips back home should be the better thing to do. But if they don't agree on anything like this, your employer could only be thinking of itself and not the its employees which is not uncommon in PNG for many companies. In such a case you have no choice but to meet your own costs.

Hope this helped.


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