gemfyre: (Red Eye Platinum)
Is the whole world in a conspiracy against me?
It doesn't seem to matter how much effort I put in, or how many times I check something over, how precise I try to be, I'm always wrong or unsuccessful.

I feel like I spend ages at work meticulously checking and entering and cross-referencing. But somehow mistakes are always found and I'm told to be more careful.

I AM careful. I don't know how I could be MORE careful! I don't do this shit deliberately. It's like some gremlin comes along after me and puts errors everywhere when I put in the right info. And of course, by the time it's found, it's been so long I have no idea about the events of when it was entered, but obviously, at the time, I had reason to believe the info was right.
gemfyre: (Madness is like gravity)
So, I have a job again. Just admin stuff, pretty basic and straightforward. The previous person in the position told me it was very busy.

So far I've spent most of time twiddling my thumbs, either becuase there was nothing to do, or because I needed to wait for a higher-up to be free to run something by them before proceeding.

It would be okay if I could openly browse the web, or read a book or something in the downtime, but there is expectation that you're always working, so you read manuals over and over, or just scribble in notebooks or straighten papers and try to make it look like work, it's mind-numbing.

A bit of work comes along and you go YAY! And finish it off in 10 minutes flat and then go back to idling.

*sigh*
gemfyre: (Weapon of Choice)
I've just been given the Tammar Spotlighting to do. Within the next few weeks.

Fun fun fun and TIL! Weeeeeeeeeeee.

Just have to organise it. I have a bad feeling the Tammar collaring is going to be set back a few months, I don't think I can get everything done in time.
gemfyre: (Weapon of Choice)
I've just been given the Tammar Spotlighting to do. Within the next few weeks.

Fun fun fun and TIL! Weeeeeeeeeeee.

Just have to organise it. I have a bad feeling the Tammar collaring is going to be set back a few months, I don't think I can get everything done in time.
gemfyre: (Mythbusters)
Anyway. I have now done the 3 pleb jobs. I have been a checkout chick, I have picked up other people's rubbish, and I have flipped burgers - I flipped around 100 today, maybe more.

So, the rubbish. Christ the human race disgusts me sometimes. First, there was just SO MUCH rubbish. Most of the bins were overflowing so it's vaguely understandable. The problem is the society that creates that much waste in the first place.
- It saddens me that the human race is so steeped in it's social norms and traditions that we'd rather do things that destroy the world rather than buck the mores.
- So much good food and drink just abandoned so we have to throw it out (again due to the traditions of society). Full bottles of drink, untouched fruit, burgers and sandwiches with one bite taken out of it. Sheesh, they slug you $5.20 for a burger at the WACA, I know I'd sure eat every last crumb even if I was stuffed full.
- Apparently some guys found unopened, still cold cans of various alcoholic beverages in the corporate boxes. A few days ago when I heard an ad featuring Kath & Kim and they were talking about "Hanging out with the effluents." on a cruise ship I laughed. Now I think it was poignant social commentary. The people with the money are the most wasteful.
- I found an empty whiskey bottle and an empty Beam bottle. I believe it's illegal to have glass bottles and to bring alcohol into the WACA.
- If it's a non-smoking venue, why did I pick up so many damn cigarrette butts in the stands?
- And I just feel like throttling the people who ripped those weird posters with numbers on them into little tiny pieces and threw them on the grass. YOU try picking it all up!

Okay, there were a few good things.
- It's enormously satisfying to jump on and burst those big inflatable hands. (But on the flip side, I hate organisations that hand out shit that will just end up on a rubbish heap a few hours later).
- I got some money for cleaning up other people's filth.
- It was vaguely amusing that even Matt declared that I stunk and I should put my clothes in the laundry and not leave them in his room. Matt who's room has a perpetual odour of it's own that he can't smell.

And today I flipped burgers, and made hot dogs, and stuff like that. Much easier and more pleasant than picking up rubbish - and I believe it pays better. My feet ache because I was on them all day and I have a nasty blister on my right foot. I shouldn't discourage people from buying the stuff by saying that it's stupifyingly overpriced. But I think everyone knows that anyway - only one guy complained about the $5.20 burgers. But I think the $4.20 hot dogs are even more of a rip.

And I revelled all day in the delicious irony that I was at the cricket and Matt wasn't. (Sorry bub). I discovered that that part when the crowd cheered, then cheered again REALLY loud was Shane Warne breaking Dennis Lillee's record. And I was there. I saw it. I didn't even know what I was seeing.

Cricket is so much more entertaining when viewed with a bunch of females that know about as much about the game as I do. We know who some of the players are. We know some terminology (but rarely know what it means). It's quite amusing.

Oh yes, and it seems there are no trains tomorrow that will get me into Perth early enough. Lucky I checked that eh?
gemfyre: (Mythbusters)
Anyway. I have now done the 3 pleb jobs. I have been a checkout chick, I have picked up other people's rubbish, and I have flipped burgers - I flipped around 100 today, maybe more.

So, the rubbish. Christ the human race disgusts me sometimes. First, there was just SO MUCH rubbish. Most of the bins were overflowing so it's vaguely understandable. The problem is the society that creates that much waste in the first place.
- It saddens me that the human race is so steeped in it's social norms and traditions that we'd rather do things that destroy the world rather than buck the mores.
- So much good food and drink just abandoned so we have to throw it out (again due to the traditions of society). Full bottles of drink, untouched fruit, burgers and sandwiches with one bite taken out of it. Sheesh, they slug you $5.20 for a burger at the WACA, I know I'd sure eat every last crumb even if I was stuffed full.
- Apparently some guys found unopened, still cold cans of various alcoholic beverages in the corporate boxes. A few days ago when I heard an ad featuring Kath & Kim and they were talking about "Hanging out with the effluents." on a cruise ship I laughed. Now I think it was poignant social commentary. The people with the money are the most wasteful.
- I found an empty whiskey bottle and an empty Beam bottle. I believe it's illegal to have glass bottles and to bring alcohol into the WACA.
- If it's a non-smoking venue, why did I pick up so many damn cigarrette butts in the stands?
- And I just feel like throttling the people who ripped those weird posters with numbers on them into little tiny pieces and threw them on the grass. YOU try picking it all up!

Okay, there were a few good things.
- It's enormously satisfying to jump on and burst those big inflatable hands. (But on the flip side, I hate organisations that hand out shit that will just end up on a rubbish heap a few hours later).
- I got some money for cleaning up other people's filth.
- It was vaguely amusing that even Matt declared that I stunk and I should put my clothes in the laundry and not leave them in his room. Matt who's room has a perpetual odour of it's own that he can't smell.

And today I flipped burgers, and made hot dogs, and stuff like that. Much easier and more pleasant than picking up rubbish - and I believe it pays better. My feet ache because I was on them all day and I have a nasty blister on my right foot. I shouldn't discourage people from buying the stuff by saying that it's stupifyingly overpriced. But I think everyone knows that anyway - only one guy complained about the $5.20 burgers. But I think the $4.20 hot dogs are even more of a rip.

And I revelled all day in the delicious irony that I was at the cricket and Matt wasn't. (Sorry bub). I discovered that that part when the crowd cheered, then cheered again REALLY loud was Shane Warne breaking Dennis Lillee's record. And I was there. I saw it. I didn't even know what I was seeing.

Cricket is so much more entertaining when viewed with a bunch of females that know about as much about the game as I do. We know who some of the players are. We know some terminology (but rarely know what it means). It's quite amusing.

Oh yes, and it seems there are no trains tomorrow that will get me into Perth early enough. Lucky I checked that eh?
gemfyre: (BJ tongue)
I've had a pretty decent day.

Got up, watched Mythbusters. Showered, ate, dressed and headed out.

Went to Jackadder Lake. Loads of water and nothing unusual among the birds. I did manage to ID one long-billed corella among the little corellas. Also dropped into Glendalough Open Space briefly. Loads of gallinule chicks everywhere but nothing special.

Then I went to this induction thing with Skilled. I applied through Seek for jobs they had advertised as a cook, usher and cleaner and got a call to come to the induction. I didn't really know what to expect.

Turns out it's kind of a temping thing. They provide workers for various employers. If you have skills that fit the job you get a call asking if you can do it on whatever day at whatever time. Not too bad for now.

I also managed to get out of there early enough to scarper over to Ascot to check out another house. This one we're actually putting in the application for. It's close to the city (in a lovely area, just around the corner from Garvey Park), the house is nice (not perfect, but hey nothing is. So far it's certainly the best overall). Clare will most likely be in with it too which lessens the rent, seeing as it's at the top end of our budget. Now, if my luck keeps going like the rest of today we'll get the house. :)

I got a call about half an hour ago from Skilled. I'm working Fri, Sat, Sun 9am - 4pm and possibly Mon, Tue from 6pm - 9pm. I'm going to the cricket and Matt isn't. The work is at the WACA during the Test Match. The first 3 days I'll be flipping burgers and making hot dogs, that kind of stuff. If the test goes on I'm cleaning the next two evenings.

So. There you go. That was sudden, but the money will be much appreciated. I hope we get the house.


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gemfyre: (BJ tongue)
I've had a pretty decent day.

Got up, watched Mythbusters. Showered, ate, dressed and headed out.

Went to Jackadder Lake. Loads of water and nothing unusual among the birds. I did manage to ID one long-billed corella among the little corellas. Also dropped into Glendalough Open Space briefly. Loads of gallinule chicks everywhere but nothing special.

Then I went to this induction thing with Skilled. I applied through Seek for jobs they had advertised as a cook, usher and cleaner and got a call to come to the induction. I didn't really know what to expect.

Turns out it's kind of a temping thing. They provide workers for various employers. If you have skills that fit the job you get a call asking if you can do it on whatever day at whatever time. Not too bad for now.

I also managed to get out of there early enough to scarper over to Ascot to check out another house. This one we're actually putting in the application for. It's close to the city (in a lovely area, just around the corner from Garvey Park), the house is nice (not perfect, but hey nothing is. So far it's certainly the best overall). Clare will most likely be in with it too which lessens the rent, seeing as it's at the top end of our budget. Now, if my luck keeps going like the rest of today we'll get the house. :)

I got a call about half an hour ago from Skilled. I'm working Fri, Sat, Sun 9am - 4pm and possibly Mon, Tue from 6pm - 9pm. I'm going to the cricket and Matt isn't. The work is at the WACA during the Test Match. The first 3 days I'll be flipping burgers and making hot dogs, that kind of stuff. If the test goes on I'm cleaning the next two evenings.

So. There you go. That was sudden, but the money will be much appreciated. I hope we get the house.


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