Dec. 21st, 2007 02:54 pm
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Ok, as of yesterday work was done and completed until after christmas... as of about 5 minutes ago essay done and submitted so study is now done until after christmas... well ok will have to get some done over the next few days, but set/assigned work is at least out of the way so can pick and choose when lol

so now in wind down mode... still have some christmas shopping to take care of which am not looking forward to, but nothing major and all stuff I can work around if I cant find...

but now hopefully to spend a few days catching up with people/friends...
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Had a lunch/gathering in Kings Park today with a group of people I used to work with back 7-8 years ago, the shift work/security job I had at that time for a couple of years... wasnt a huge workplace, but of the 20-30 odd people who went through there, and the 15-20 that were invited, only 7 turned up... and one of those was my father, so not exactly a lot of catching up to do there lol...

But in the end, we sat, remembered a few things/people, the occasional "where are they now" but otherwise didn't say all that much... certainly I didn't...

I think that, plus the fact that after leaving the telstra job a few weeks ago and only having a handful of people come for drinks afterwards, and not hearing from any of them since I left (despite leaving my home e-mail and several saying they'd keep in touch) made me realise that even though we may feel at times when we work with people for so many hours a week that you get to know them and are close and friendly with them, in the end its really not that way, it is really just a light and superficial interaction... which becomes even more of a shame when you realise that for most of the last 10 years or so, those work interactions have been my mine social interaction/outlet... that plus the football club, which again while enjoyable is similarly superficial...

Anything more than that, any more real and in-depth friendships, have been those I've had on here, online... and dont get my wrong, I still very much value those, and some of those have been as deep and meaningful as any friendships I have ever had rt... but as even those I share that with will now and admit, thats no substitute for something rt, having people you can catch up with, do things with, talk and share with... and as catching up with someone once or twice recently also made me realise, I miss just that physical contact, even if it is just a hug, a touch, sitting with/leaning against someone while watching a movie or whatever, even if it is all platonic...

all this without even touching on or getting into my lack of anything deeper than that as well *S*

Hmmm ok thats gone off topic from where I started *S* guess what I'm realising is that times and people change, friendships change, and today made me realise that many times, if not most, you cant go back, can revive what was (whatever it was) and that its time to focus on moving forward, working on improving and creating new and growing friendships and possibilities... whatever form they end up taking, and wherever they actually end up going... even more so now I'm in a work environment where my interactions with others is a lot more limited, but then I think today made me realise even without that this would still be the case...


Apr. 3rd, 2007 03:31 pm
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Have been doing some maths, as got the actual pay figures today, and works out even better... am getting about $30 less per fortnight gross, but about $15 more per fortnight, due to having to take less tax out as wont be having to cover HECS repayments at this level (for those overseas thats like student loan repayments except done through the government and paid back with tax once earning a certain amount) as the other job had been taking extra tax out to cover that if needed...

So, $10-15 more cash in hand for only working 3 days a week *S* am going to enjoy I think lol and be even better when it goes up to 4 days with and extra $300 + p/ftn
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To quote David bowie *S*

Ok, heres whats happening... am taking a sicky/mental health day/day off tomorrow (monday)... then when I go back for my next day at the crappy call centre job on wednesday, I'll be giving in my notice *G* wooooooohooooooooo!!! lol

As some of you know, have been doing 4 days a week there for just over 4 years now, first few months as casual, then the last 4 years perm part time, 4 year anniversary was actually last monday... and on my Tuesday off, since the start of the year have been working for my father in his business, doing a lot of his office stuff and training program prep and IT stuff etc etc... well his business is now busy enough it needs more than that, so am going in to work for him 3 days a week... to start with anyway, increased as time goes on and it grows more hopefully...

It does mean a slight cut in take home pay for now, think around $80-$90 per fortnight less than what I was getting over a 4 day week in the other job... but I can cope with that, and will do some study on the other 2 days... plus all the other benefits ie a more free and flexible working environment, certainly more fulfilling and acheiving work wise (even if not so much the work itself but whats acheived at the end of the day) plus better and healthier sleep patterns, not having to get up at 5.30am each day, will be getting up at 6.30-7am, the 5 hr nights with the 5.30am wake up were taking their toll more than they did in the past...

So yeah, in case you couldnt tell *G* really looking forward to this change, the restricted money will be an issue for a while but one i can budget and cope with, and is just going to lead to me being happier overall whish is the main thing... am so looking forward to going in wednesday and handing in the notice *G* going to miss a few of the people there, but certainly wont miss the job or the company or anything like that...

But after being in a rut there for a while, time to take the plunge and embrace change and go for it *G*


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