Feb 22, 2009 at 11:11 o\clock

Job Hunt

Well, I have applied for a few more jobs at work. I have also asked them to consider letting me go to Sydney with the job if it does end up there.  They still have not made their decision yet which is annoyng because they have had MONTHS and MONTHS. The head dude was meant to come down last Monday to discuss it all and he didn't.

I would love a better paying job. It would make things easier. I can get my own place so much quicker. I am just fed up with the whole "we don't want this role being part of IB" attitude. The TLs are meant to check our work and yet they have no idea what we actually do in the role and they don't WANT to know, which makes me feel like shit because I just get ignored because I am not a CSC on the phones with IB questions and I am not a high and mighty bloody TL. I doesn't help that it is always a mission to find someone to check closures etc. All I ever seem to get told is we don't want the role sitting with us" blah blah blah. For god sake, the role DOES sit with you and you have a responsibility to it, stop your whingeing and be a little pleasant. Take an interest so you can actually do performance reviews accurately.


I should here back this week hopefully if I have some interviews......so wish me luck..... 

Ok vent over. 


I caught up with a friend I hadn't seen in ages yesterday, which was REALLY good. Felt like old times. We saw the movie Changeling, which was great. Very sombre topic, but great movie. What a woman. I quite like Angelina as an actress too. 



Feb 11, 2009 at 10:21 o\clock


Am on a holiday in Sydney for a few days....

Was kind of looking to suss out moving up here, but it hasn't really turned into that. I saw a temp agency this morning and it didn't turn out so well because all they had was call centre stuff and I really am hoping to progress away from that. Also not meeting the salary I want (and need to be able to LIVE in Sydney). I did go and see the bank about home loans and found out that I can use the First Home Buyers Grant as part of my deposit, so this means I am literally only a few months away from being able to afford an investment property.  YAY. I would have to live in it myself for 6 to 12 months within a year of buying it though. I am about to turn 30 and considering i am possibly being able to actually afford it THIS YEAR, I am not sure I want to uproot and blow it all on the move interstate, no matter how shit things with family are. I need to develop some interests outside work. Maybe start doing yoga again and atually do boxing or aerobics perhaps....

I am NOT HAPPY at work at all at the moment which is what has sparked the desire to simply just pack up and bugger off. So if anything at least the trip has made me think. I definitely want to move up here, but I think maybe delay it. Buy my investment property live in it for a year and then move...so that means probably by the time I am 32 I will be moving.......hopefully. I could have changed my mind again by then. It may not be ideal, but it is sensible financially.

I will be happy if I find another job period, so I will start looking harder in Melbourne. That being said, the financial crises has dried up the job market a bit.....