For fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workers, striking a work-life balance takes on a new meaning. Every moment spent at home, while generally free from the pressures of work, is filled with the entirety of the pressures of home life. The average person enjoys several hours before or after each work day to attend to the responsibilities of home life, in addition to days off each week, spreading out chores such as planning meals, doing laundry and making routine home repairs. The FIFO worker, on the other hand, has no option but to fit all of these tasks into limited time at home rather than addressing them each day.
For the single FIFO worker, there is no partner to pick up the slack when it comes to paying bills, managing schedules, grocery shopping and preparing for the next trip, leaving the burden entirely on the worker himself or herself. For the FIFO worker with a spouse or partner, on the other hand, even greater conflict may arise, as the spouse at home may feel that he or she has been carrying the full load of responsibilities at home and so looks forward to the return of the worker to help ease that burden. Likewise, the worker, after returning home from time away with no days off, looks forward to enjoying downtime and reconnecting with his or her family.
How can this dilemma be remedied? Enter The Other Girl. Every customer success story shares a similar sentiment to the one this FIFO worker expressed when he called the Mistress package one of the best decisions he has ever made, saying, “…before signing up to the package, I’d find my time when I got back home to be stressful and cluttered instead of being free to spend quality time with my family…the Mistress package is one of the most valuable time-saving resources I’ve invested in. I’d really recommend (it)…to make the transition between work and home smooth and easy.” Read below for the 4 ways The Other Girl’s “My Mistress” radically improved this one client’s life.
1. Stocking Fridge with Groceries:
After returning home, especially if it is to an empty home, FIFO workers typically have to make a trip to the grocery store right away even if only briefly to pick up something for the meals that evening and the following morning. If the worker is married, as this client is, he or she may wish to indulge in a day or two of unwinding and connecting with a spouse and family before starting to run errands and catch up on household chores. The My Mistress package provided him with this time to relax by stocking his fridge with groceries to greet him upon his arrival home. His wife appreciates having respite from the task herself as she prepares for his arrival in other ways, and both are especially fond of the service that provides meals for the first evening and first morning home, allowing them to spend time catching up rather than sweating in the kitchen. These simple things help make the transition from work to home much less stressful for this client and his family.
2. Diary and Travel Management:
Frequent traveling back and forth, especially on overnight flights or between time zones, can leave people disoriented when it comes to keeping track of dates and times, and FIFO workers are no different. For this client, making full use of the diary and travel management options offered by the My Mistress package made his life both easier and more organised. Where he previously worried about forgetting important events or meetings his mind is now free to rest easy, knowing that his schedule is under the watchful eye of My Mistress. He went so far as to say that the service would be useful for any professional with a full schedule who struggles to keep track of the meetings that fill any given day.
3. Keeping on Top of the Kids:
This service, which monitors children’s schedules and events, is appreciated by this client not for how it helps him personally, but for how much it helps ease the burden of the person most important to him – his wife. When he can’t keep track of the calendar of events going on in his busy children’s lives during the hours that are at-home hours for most people, he feels good knowing that My Mistress is picking up some of the slack for his wife, supporting her when he can not. Because of My Mistress he is able to feel as though he is providing for his wife in more ways than one while on the job.
Every business is eager to share the stories of its customers’ appreciation, and The Other Girl is no exception. To talk more about the difference that My Mistress can make in reducing the stress level of FIFO workers and easing the burden of the families that love them, please message us now.