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Old Nov 15th 2008, 11:21 am
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Originally Posted by fifty_pence
3. The (Sydney) trains are horrible, and you'd think the Virgin trains back home would qualify as 'first class' .. thats if they have one of course!
Yeah but they are more frequent and usually on time, no good having a nice comfy train if its aint running

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Old Nov 15th 2008, 11:46 am
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Originally Posted by NKSK version 2
Pay for many is the crappest ever but for generally menial type jobs -actually not too bad.
Some of these menial style jobs are actually quite specialised. Any fool can now get a Uni degree - and I respect a good degree, and education as much as the next man.

Originally Posted by Hutch
Cool! I've got a couple:
  • Full of whinging Little Englanders who emigrated expecting to find quaint hamlets, semi-detached Wimpy homes with fake coaching lamps by the door and the Cotswolds near Brisbane.
  • Too many insufferable plebs are given the opportunity of living here - they should tighten up the immigration laws and encourage people from harder working nations to move here.
You forgot to mention their floating floors. Ain't that the truth.The worst thing about Australia has to be the plebian expats who cannot see further than their own noses.

Other negative things are bogans and boring burbs if you are unlucky enough to have to live there.
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Old Nov 15th 2008, 12:08 pm
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Originally Posted by MarkMC
Yeah but they are more frequent and usually on time, no good having a nice comfy train if its aint running
Yea - have to say that - if given the choice between paying £120 for the honour of travelling between Stroud and Paddington on a four carriage train with no guarantee of a seat - and $22 for the honour of travelling between Berry and Central (the same distance) in a train with hard (but at least available) seats ...

Originally Posted by BadgeIsBack
Some of these menial style jobs are actually quite specialised. Any fool can now get a Uni degree - and I respect a good degree, and education as much as the next man.
There are some absolute bollocks degrees out there. When I was at uni (English and Journalism BA (Hons) ) I was always very jealous of the peeps doing media studies. Until I found out what use their degree was and how likely it wasn't that their Playstation degree would usher them into the comforting world of the BBC.
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Originally Posted by Hutch

There are some absolute bollocks degrees out there. When I was at uni (English and Journalism BA (Hons) ) I was always very jealous of the peeps doing media studies. Until I found out what use their degree was and how likely it wasn't that their Playstation degree would usher them into the comforting world of the BBC.
What I don't understand is why is the UAI score needed to get into a teaching degree lower than the score needed to get into a surfing or a wine degree????

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What I don't understand is why is the UAI score needed to get into a teaching degree lower than the score needed to get into a surfing or a wine degree????

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Now a wine degree might be quite useful.There's a viticulturist down the road who is good value. Clever bloke actually.
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I want to add :

1. If you say anything negative or notice a problem the aussies cannot handle it and act like someone stole their toys. This being afraid or to lazy to mention problems leads to things looking shit and people thinking the countrys 10 years behind. People say english people moan but at least we get things done, if we see a problem we complain and get it sorted.

2. TV that only reports news going on in the world if it involves an australian

3. Fakeness of a lot of people and often bad attitudes to people from other countrys.
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Old Nov 15th 2008, 9:51 pm
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Originally Posted by Hutch
...There are some absolute bollocks degrees out there. When I was at uni (English and Journalism BA (Hons) ) I was always very jealous of the peeps doing media studies. Until I found out what use their degree was and how likely it wasn't that their Playstation degree would usher them into the comforting world of the BBC.
Sounds like the Social Studies degrees that were about when I was at Uni in the 70's/80's... The girl in the room next door to my GF had to attend one session a week and bitched about it because it was at 11am and not in the afternoon so she couldn't lie in that day...
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The latitude is always negative in Aus
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Originally Posted by Hutch
....There are some absolute bollocks degrees out there. When I was at uni (English and Journalism BA (Hons) ) I was always very jealous of the peeps doing media studies. Until I found out what use their degree was and how likely it wasn't that their Playstation degree would usher them into the comforting world of the BBC.
Funny, when I was at uni (Computer Science and Electrical Engineering (Jt Hons)) we used to disparage those doing donkey degrees like, American Studies, Media Studies, English, Journalism, etc...

Unfortunately when we all got out into the real world the people doing those degrees mostly ended up working in IT
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Old Nov 15th 2008, 10:34 pm
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Originally Posted by MartinLuther
The latitude is always negative in Aus
very clever

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Originally Posted by stuckinblighty
very clever

Thank you.

I'm having trouble thinking of negatives.
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Old Nov 15th 2008, 11:16 pm
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Originally Posted by MartinLuther
Thank you.

I'm having trouble thinking of negatives.
Indeed - and at the very worst, at least you're not stuckinblighty
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Funny, when I was at uni (Computer Science and Electrical Engineering (Jt Hons)) we used to disparage those doing donkey degrees like, American Studies, Media Studies, English, Journalism, etc...

Unfortunately when we all got out into the real world the people doing those degrees mostly ended up working in IT
lol! Just like me!

Funnily enough, I started out doing a Computer Science degree despite the fact that my A's were in the arts - it was one of Milk Snatcher's long forgotten plans - push arty people into technology and get geeks that can actually talk to each other. I remember being about six months into the first year, sitting in a lab designing the logic gates on a silicon chip and thinking to myself 'if these are the dorks I'll have to work with when I graduate, then I'm leaving'. So I did ... and switch to my English/Journalism major. When I graduated, I got a job working on a computer magazine ...
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Education standards are poorer than in Scotland .People don't do satire.Financially overstretched guys with their Stepford wifes and saccharine kids.The amount of rules are frightening and Australians are generally unquestioning.

I much prefer Scotland and that 's why I'm leaving.

Oh ! I forgot the rednecks with their flags and "If you don't love it leave tee-shirts"

I have met lovely Aussies and the fish and chips are great.

Glad I tried it though.
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Talking of flags, can I just say that I hate it when people where boxer shorts designed as a flag.

If your flag is only good to cover your arse in the form of boxer shorts then it doesnt say much does it?

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