In this final stage of the project, we are interested in speaking with mobile workers or partners of mobile workers whose relationships have been pushed to the limit by working away from home for days or weeks at a time.

If you are a mobile worker or a partner of a mobile worker in this situation, we want to hear from you.


What is involved

  • The Skype interview will last about 40 minutes at a time that is convenient and comfortable for you.

  • The interview style will be open-ended and conversational rather than a series of closed-questions.

  • Subject to your permission, we would appreciate recording the interview. If you would prefer not to be recorded, we will make brief notes of our conversation after the interview. The sound file will only be used for transcription.

  • You will receive a small reimbursement of $50 as a token of our appreciation.


What we would like to find out about

For partners of mobile workers, we are interested in finding out about:

  • Your everyday routine when your partner is away from home

  • How your everyday routine changes when your partner is at home

  • The perceived impacts of your partner’s mobile work on your sense of wellbeing

  • What is involved in maintaining contact with your partner

  • The perceived positives and negatives of mobile work

For mobile workers, we are interested in finding out about:

  • Your everyday routines when you are at home

  • The practical aspects of your work cycle

  • Your everyday working and living practices when you are away from home

  • The perceived impacts of your mobile work on your sense of wellbeing

  • How you maintain contact with family and friends while away from home

  • The perceived positives and negatives of mobile work