FIFO

Fly In Fly Out Lifestyle, commonly known as FIFO, is being lived by thousands of families across Australia with employees flying to different region, states, or even overseas, to take up work. While many families adapt well to the lifestyle and benefit from the financial gains that they can make, there can be significant impacts on the worker, their partner and their children.

 

Fly In Fly Out, also known as FIFO, is being lived by thousands of families across Australia with employees flying to different region, states, or even overseas, to take up work. Working on rosters and being away from family may leave a person drained and needing rest, and also makes it harder for them to simply jump right back into home life and domestic duties. While many families adapt well to the lifestyle and benefit from the financial gains that they can make, there can be significant impacts on the worker, their partner and their children.

 

We at Lifeskills are here to help you and your family work through issues related to your relationship, family life and your career as a FIFO professional. We want to ensure that you are able to seize great opportunities that come your way, whilst also having a fantastic family life. A great balance! While we can’t change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life to work toward a great future.

 

Many issues FIFO worker faces include some of the following plus much more as individual as each person and their families are:

 

  Isolation; Loneliness

  Boredom

  Long hours shift

  Missing family

  Increase in alcohol consumption

  Increased tiredness and irritability

  Unable to feel you get enough of a break when leaving site

  Pressure on arriving home to complete household tasks

 

For the partner, husband or wife left behind on their own or with their children:

 

  Socially isolated

  Lack of support

  Lack of assistance with the children

  Missing the working away partner

  May still have to juggle work, home duties and children without any support from the other parent

  Loneliness

  Feeling overloaded and overwhelmed

  No break from routine when partner is back off site

  It can often feel like the returning partner interrupts or interferes in the home’s routine.

  It can take time for Children to settle each time the partner comes back and goes away again.

 

If you are looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation, about to embark on a new career working in a FIFO position in Australia or Overseas, or you’re just ready to move in a new direction in your life, we look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.

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