Q&A: Moving successfully from 9-5 to FIFO

By psychologist Angie Willcocks

Q: My husband is starting a FIFO job in two weeks. We are nervous and excited I guess, as this is a huge change for us. I stay at home with our two young children and I was wondering if you have any suggestions for making the transition smoother? We don’t have a very big family/social network where we are living and I’ve heard about a lot of different experiences of FIFO jobs and their effect on families. Any info you have would be really helpful.

A: Hi and thanks for your email. There are so many tips to help the transition that I will struggle to fit them all in the space available! Here they are, in dot points for clarity:

Some books that might help are:

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