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Forum: The Barbie
Apr 3rd 2014, 11:51 am
Replies: 112
Views: 7,384
Posted By Chortlepuss

Re: The most interesting or memorable place you have ever been......

Voi Lodge in Kenya. Seeing the animals at the waterhole was like that scene from the Lion King!
Forum: The Barbie
Apr 3rd 2014, 11:47 am
Forum: The Barbie
Mar 24th 2014, 2:00 am
Replies: 65
Views: 3,402
Posted By Chortlepuss

Re: Lets Get Fit!!

I read books on fitness to get hints and tips. and then I go for a lie down
Forum: Australia
Mar 22nd 2014, 12:46 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,268
Posted By Chortlepuss

Re: Going to GC on WHV

Remembering of course that only Australian certificates matter
Forum: The Barbie
Mar 20th 2014, 2:45 am
Replies: 211
Views: 11,254
Posted By Chortlepuss

Re: Let's have a grumble.......

Some random took my parcel from the post office counter (the dozy staff weren't paying attention). After being caught on the CCTV, owned up to 'mistake' and instead of returning my parcel to the post...
Forum: The Barbie
Mar 19th 2014, 11:06 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 888
Posted By Chortlepuss

Re: heading back to the uk with limited cash

Could you look at house-sitting? There are a few sites you could register - As long as you are prepared to look after pets you could stay somewhere for free to start!
Forum: Australia
Mar 19th 2014, 5:55 am
Replies: 24
Views: 2,948
Posted By Chortlepuss

Re: Superannuation after you leave australia

So commonsense would dictate that drawing it out as a lump sum once you've reached preservation age and re-invest in UK may be a sensible way to go if you are going back to UK permanently?
Forum: The Barbie
Mar 17th 2014, 1:08 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,338
Posted By Chortlepuss

Re: Give yourself 5 seconds .. are you dead or alive ?

Took me ages. Thank god for that, I can go to bed now
Forum: The Barbie
Mar 13th 2014, 7:36 am
Replies: 211
Views: 11,254
Posted By Chortlepuss

Re: Let's have a grumble.......

Just got told my health cover will not pay for my son's operation. Not actually sure what my health cover will pay for really (ah! I know, dental check-ups)
Forum: Australia
Dec 28th 2013, 11:16 am
Replies: 61
Views: 7,938
Posted By Chortlepuss

Re: QUITTING TEACHING - Where do I start?

I would suggest BA too, but not so cynically - BA's gather business requirements, and typically act as business/technical interface, take on some of the PM and change management - and also get...
Forum: Australia
Dec 12th 2013, 10:46 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,385
Posted By Chortlepuss

Re: Moving to Brisbane for 1 year

You may want to look at home swaps as well - you won't have the choice of area but furnished rentals are tough to find. Note that Holland Park/Greenslopes have direct buses to UQ via the excellent...
Forum: Australia
Dec 8th 2013, 3:18 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,385
Posted By Chortlepuss

Re: Moving to Brisbane for 1 year

Sometimes you can find good accommodation here:

http://www.sabbaticalhomes.com/
Forum: The Barbie
Nov 20th 2013, 10:58 am
Replies: 2,704
Views: 249,598
Posted By Chortlepuss

Re: You know you are in Australia when...

YKYIA when you brace yourself to get in the swimming pool and it's as warm as soup. And a number of Ozzies are inching themselves into it squealing.
Forum: Australia
Nov 14th 2013, 9:11 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,709
Posted By Chortlepuss

Re: Work reduced and told to take unpaid leave

When I was working full time in Brisbane you were expected to take leave over the Xmas break. In practice this meant you used 50% of your annual leave allowance on a holiday many didn't want to take....
Forum: Australia
Nov 13th 2013, 10:02 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 5,031
Posted By Chortlepuss

Re: Melbourne Interviews, its a funny old game

I think nepotism is everywhere but whilst I have sometimes lost out to a more suitably qualified candidate in the UK, suitability to deliver role can take a lower priority here. I once joined an...
Forum: The Barbie
Nov 12th 2013, 3:11 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,649
Posted By Chortlepuss

Re: Tasmania

When we went to Tassie there were budgies flying around the botty gardens in Hobart - How good is that? Also there was an Antarctic exhibit with 'real' temperatures and it was a hot day so very...
Forum: The Barbie
Nov 12th 2013, 2:35 am
Replies: 6
Views: 918
Posted By Chortlepuss

Re: What to do if wages are not paid?

I had a similar situation and received this advice to put the conversation in writing (email) that I'll share...
after my conversation with the agency I emailed them along the lines of 'following...
Forum: Australia
Nov 11th 2013, 11:52 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 5,031
Posted By Chortlepuss

Re: Melbourne Interviews, its a funny old game

I think Australia is a wonderful country that can offer fantastic opportunities for some people (my hubby for instance has a job he loves here). I will always like a lot of Australia, but at the end...
Forum: Australia
Nov 11th 2013, 9:39 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 5,031
Posted By Chortlepuss

Re: Melbourne Interviews, its a funny old game

I found casual racism against Poms quite funny initially. Now it's just tiresome. I've had similar anti-pommy sentiments at work but don't think I've been turned down for jobs because I'm British -...
Forum: The Barbie
Nov 7th 2013, 11:55 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,872
Posted By Chortlepuss

Re: Life expectancy!

The demographics are truly shocking - but at least can be anticipated/predicted. In a country where people are considered over the hill by 50, expected to live till 80+ how are the ole farts...
Forum: The Barbie
Nov 7th 2013, 11:49 pm
Replies: 150
Views: 7,823
Posted By Chortlepuss

Re: What's your conspiracy theory?

Along these lines - and I suspect a half truth rather than a theory - that Governments know the damage that aspartame and other additives cause, but have been 'bought off' by big industry...
Nov 6th 2013, 6:30 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 2,538
Posted By Chortlepuss

Re: Is Eastbourne, East Sussex suitable for family with 2-year old?

Eastbourne is a lovely place with excellent rail links to London and Brighton. Beach, proximity to lovely countryside and good shopping (Brighton for excellent shopping!) I lived near there for most...
Forum: Australia
Nov 6th 2013, 11:42 am
Replies: 22
Views: 4,369
Posted By Chortlepuss

Re: Australian Employment Outlook 2014

In Brisbane I don't know of any decent agencies that I would trust. If anyone does, please let me know - I'm so over timewasters
Forum: Australia
Nov 6th 2013, 5:58 am
Replies: 22
Views: 4,369
Posted By Chortlepuss

Re: Australian Employment Outlook 2014

I had an interview with one in Brisbane where the woman said 'I note you've worked in the UK where they have business customers, here in Australia we don't have business customers - how would you...
Forum: The Barbie
Oct 27th 2013, 11:19 am
Replies: 46
Views: 2,333
Posted By Chortlepuss

Re: The Christmas 2013 thread

ALDI has everything you need for Xmas. Last year I started my hidden Xmas goody stash early but the kids found it and ate it all :(
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