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I've twanged my shoulder. Wrestling a bucket of water up from the beach yesterday for mudding purposes.

This job certainly is not what I originally envisaged. It's draining and slightly disillusioning and just too relentless. The conditions are also bad.

I still badly want to go home. I want to be with Matt. I need to go home and we need to find a place of our own. Thing is we both need money to achieve this. Which is one of the reasons I'm here - to save a little and to get experience so I can get a job and make lots of money. I've just had enough time here emotionally to figure stuff out, now I just have to wait out the last 4 months in longing.

This place is ultimately doomed for a number of reasons.
- living conditions - tiny bedrooms, paper thin walls, no privacy, no time to yourself.
- lack of pay - Yeah, $200 a week, sure there are few expenses but for the shit I go through it's still not worth it.
- overwork - One day off a week. Long hours above and beyond the call of duty. And you're lucky to get a car on that day off to escape.
- lack of communication between staff - The left hand doesn't talk to right hand. Ricki does a lot of running around but seems to achieve little. She starts great projects but none of them work because everyone doesn't know how it should work and does it wrong. Paperwork/bookings should be easy, this new stock inventory should be easy, but it doesn't work because people don't do their part properly.
- crap committee - why do we have them anyway? They're a bunch of self-appointed meddlers who seem more interested in driving this place into the ground than trying to improve it. As for the conditions of the paid staff, they couldn't give a shit.
- bad cars - the Troupie just got serviced/fixed. The indicators have stopped working already. This is just bullshit.
- cold showers - I am fucking sick of them, plain and simple. There aren't the facilities here to deal with so many people.

I have no real reason to stay here right now. I would be a million times happier back in Perth. Here I'm just a rat sitting on a sinking ship and I should desert. On my resume it will show I quit, instead of ended my contract. But I have a damn good reason to quit so I doubt anyone would hold it against me. I managed this long under such conditions, surely that's a good thing on my resume.
gemfyre: (Default)
I've twanged my shoulder. Wrestling a bucket of water up from the beach yesterday for mudding purposes.

This job certainly is not what I originally envisaged. It's draining and slightly disillusioning and just too relentless. The conditions are also bad.

I still badly want to go home. I want to be with Matt. I need to go home and we need to find a place of our own. Thing is we both need money to achieve this. Which is one of the reasons I'm here - to save a little and to get experience so I can get a job and make lots of money. I've just had enough time here emotionally to figure stuff out, now I just have to wait out the last 4 months in longing.

This place is ultimately doomed for a number of reasons.
- living conditions - tiny bedrooms, paper thin walls, no privacy, no time to yourself.
- lack of pay - Yeah, $200 a week, sure there are few expenses but for the shit I go through it's still not worth it.
- overwork - One day off a week. Long hours above and beyond the call of duty. And you're lucky to get a car on that day off to escape.
- lack of communication between staff - The left hand doesn't talk to right hand. Ricki does a lot of running around but seems to achieve little. She starts great projects but none of them work because everyone doesn't know how it should work and does it wrong. Paperwork/bookings should be easy, this new stock inventory should be easy, but it doesn't work because people don't do their part properly.
- crap committee - why do we have them anyway? They're a bunch of self-appointed meddlers who seem more interested in driving this place into the ground than trying to improve it. As for the conditions of the paid staff, they couldn't give a shit.
- bad cars - the Troupie just got serviced/fixed. The indicators have stopped working already. This is just bullshit.
- cold showers - I am fucking sick of them, plain and simple. There aren't the facilities here to deal with so many people.

I have no real reason to stay here right now. I would be a million times happier back in Perth. Here I'm just a rat sitting on a sinking ship and I should desert. On my resume it will show I quit, instead of ended my contract. But I have a damn good reason to quit so I doubt anyone would hold it against me. I managed this long under such conditions, surely that's a good thing on my resume.
gemfyre: (Not my birthday by Britishness)
God BJ, how many times will it take for you to learn? Never get your hopes up because it feels fucking awful when they’re torn down.

I have so had enough of this damn job. I want a little freedom again.

My plan for tonight involved.

- Being dropped off around 6:30pm in Broome.
- Putting lasagne on for dinner.
- Ringing Matt from town before mum & dad came home.
- Microwaving a cheddar kransky to eat while I waited.
- Having a hot shower
- Showing mum & dad cannon netting photos
- Sleeping in a comfy bed.
- Maybe even watching a little TV.

Instead I get
- stuck here at the Obs.
- Crap for dinner
- Cold shower
- Shitted off
- No decent sleep in tomorrow
- Less time in town to chill out in comfort
- Less time with my parents while they’re up here.


After so many alternatives were organised so I could get into town, they’ve all fallen through.

I hate it up here. I wanna go home.

This is the first time it’s got to me so much I’m almost in tears.

A bit later
Yeah, I was shat. I've since got in contact with mum and they'll pick me up tonight. Not what I'd planned but better than what things looked like.

Man, I was ready to just disappear and sleep on the beach. I used to act like that at parties sometimes, if I got so shat I'd just sneak somewhere secluded and ponder how long it would take for someone to worry about me.
gemfyre: (Not my birthday by Britishness)
God BJ, how many times will it take for you to learn? Never get your hopes up because it feels fucking awful when they’re torn down.

I have so had enough of this damn job. I want a little freedom again.

My plan for tonight involved.

- Being dropped off around 6:30pm in Broome.
- Putting lasagne on for dinner.
- Ringing Matt from town before mum & dad came home.
- Microwaving a cheddar kransky to eat while I waited.
- Having a hot shower
- Showing mum & dad cannon netting photos
- Sleeping in a comfy bed.
- Maybe even watching a little TV.

Instead I get
- stuck here at the Obs.
- Crap for dinner
- Cold shower
- Shitted off
- No decent sleep in tomorrow
- Less time in town to chill out in comfort
- Less time with my parents while they’re up here.


After so many alternatives were organised so I could get into town, they’ve all fallen through.

I hate it up here. I wanna go home.

This is the first time it’s got to me so much I’m almost in tears.

A bit later
Yeah, I was shat. I've since got in contact with mum and they'll pick me up tonight. Not what I'd planned but better than what things looked like.

Man, I was ready to just disappear and sleep on the beach. I used to act like that at parties sometimes, if I got so shat I'd just sneak somewhere secluded and ponder how long it would take for someone to worry about me.

*screams*

Jun. 27th, 2005 08:22 pm
gemfyre: (purrrdy)
I am so totally over this. I just want to go home. I barely get a chance to actually birdwatch, just spend my days dealing with guests, not having enough information, lacking sleep and having cold showers.

I need to get back to Perth so Matt and I can find a house of our own, then we won't have to deal with other people's shit, only our own.

Sorry bub, I would have come back onto ICQ and talked, but I really needed to just post then sleep. Love you heaps.

*screams*

Jun. 27th, 2005 08:22 pm
gemfyre: (purrrdy)
I am so totally over this. I just want to go home. I barely get a chance to actually birdwatch, just spend my days dealing with guests, not having enough information, lacking sleep and having cold showers.

I need to get back to Perth so Matt and I can find a house of our own, then we won't have to deal with other people's shit, only our own.

Sorry bub, I would have come back onto ICQ and talked, but I really needed to just post then sleep. Love you heaps.

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