Wednesday, November 28, 2007

I'm back at the Perth Airport for another Wednesday night of that's wait for that plane! But I had to - cos I need a night in my own bed tomorrow night and this is the only way I can do it!

I landed in sunny Perth at 3pm today - my plane doesn't leave until midnight - yep 9 hours!
Went into the nearby suburb of Midland for a couple of hours - the company I work with has an office there and it's a block from the shopping centre, it was nice to walk through a proper shopping centre...

I have done something really really stupid - Work mobile phone - has a pin on it, I can't remember it - but I did attempt to - so I could take it off - now have to put the PUK in - so have to ring the office tomorrow, and say I was having a blonde moment... No one in the office is blood - so it will be all good!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

I'm bored

Okay I'm at work - and I'm bored!

But I fly out wednesday - so lets look at the week and half ahead!

Thursday 5am I will be in Melbourne.
1130 I will be at home! (Car is at home - so have to take PT)
Afternoon Tea with one of the guys I know.
Early to bed!

Friday drive to Melbourne, stop at Cranbourne - play with mates 6 month old baby - he keeps on nagging me on never seeing him!
Saturaday *it's my birthday and I will cry if I wanna* but I probably won't!
All day conference, then catch up with 2 brilliant individuals for hanging out - I have no idea what we will end up doing - but...
Sunday back to the conference - sunday night cocktail welcome party...
Monday conference - catch up with a mate for a drink or two - so she can tell me about marriage bliss!
Tuesday conference - catch up with a mate for dinner - so we can bitch about the lack of good men!
Wednesday Conference - half day - then nothing at the moment - and then maybe catching up with the olds and the brother for dinner since its my brothers birthday that Friday.

Thursday Plane....
Friday work!

Hopefully I remember to smile and enjoy the time off!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Facebook, email and SMS, and snail mail

I just read a newsarticle that said that email, SMS and snail mail are all out for inviting people to that social event... and Facebook or my space is in!

I think this may be acceptable for a bash here and a bash there, but... an invite to someone's wedding over Facebook - I just don't think it has the same touch.

Yes everyone gets the same invite in snail mail - it's a bulk mail out - depending of course of the definition of bulk! But it's that personal touch - the ribbon, knowing that some consideration was taken to get your mailing address (cos you have moved four times between giving it to them last year for xmas cards - or is that just me).

A message on facebook - it's like yeah, an email message - well we all get 10's of them at work , SMS someone throught you were worth 20 cents or so - to tell you that they were thinking of you - even if that isn't what the message says!

A personalised snail mail letter... you were worth at least 50 cents, plus paper! I don't send enough snail mail letters, that could be due to my address book being empty - until people have settled into a house, or my last address book being in a box in Adelaide - and still unknown when I will rescue these belongings.

Also could be due that I am impatient - if I send an email - I want an answer that week at least, and where I have been - it can take 2 weeks for the mail to be delivered, even with the Monday- friday planes. Also I don't feel anything is worth while giving another address to - cos I don't feel like changing addresses again!

With all this in mind I can understand why facebook/my space is becoming the new invite system, but for me I would prefer to stick to snail mail for the important things in life, weddings, engagement parties. Announcement of babies SMS are the best way. But other things - just general parties I suppose Facebook is the way to go!

But I never have general parties, cos I am always in a place I don't know anyone! I suppose my last general party was my farewell from Telfer, and that was a work farewell! So emails to everyone work email address was the best way!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

***You Are An ISFP***
The Artist
You are a gifted artist or musician (though your talents may be dormant right now).You enjoy spending your free time in nature, and you are good with animals and children.Simply put, you enjoy beauty in all its forms and live for the simple pleasures in life.Gentle, sensitive, and compassionate - you are good at recognizing people's unspoken needs.
In love, you are quiet and sweet yet very passionate. You love easily.You have an underlying love for all living things, and it's easy for you to accept someone into your heart.
At work, you do best in an unconventional position. You express yourself well and can work with almost anyone.You would make a good veterinarian, pediatrician, or composer.
How you see yourself: Sympathetic, kind, and communicative
When other people don't get you, they see you as: Incompetent, insecure, and overly sensitive
What's Your Personality Type?

Sunday, November 4, 2007

New Job, Another family,

The last 6 weeks have been busy, with leaving Telfer, going to Brisbane for a well deserved holiday, being rejected for a job that I was the only applicant for, going to Clare for a weekend, moving, starting a new job, having the interview for the job (in the wet mess at Telfer), sitting an exam. It's no wonder I have the feeling that I don't sleep!!

Today I had a job interview for an Occupational Hygiene job at Olympic Dam - I can hear you guys now saying didn't you just start a new job - yeah so what!!

Okay I should go back to the start the 17th of October was my last day at Telfer, the final month there was interesting, we had commenced playing Trivia Pursuit on a thursday night, and everyone had been told for the last 6-8 months that we needed an Occupational Hygienist, and I was the person (it wasn't me telling people) - at this time I had been told that the job was not happening within the required time period so I should look for another job. My supervisor onsite had just asked me to stay until Mid December when I was told at Trivia Pursuit that the Occupational Hygienist position had been given to someone else. You may say so... when you had been verbally promised a position and then found out that someone else has the job it doesn't sit well. So I was emotionally upset for the next 48 hours - was made to have the following day off. At no time did I think about leaving before my contract was finished.

On my 2nd last day at Telfer I had a meeting with the HR Manager to discuss what went wrong - I was told that I should not of been promised the position, and I was not promised the position. I was also told that as a Contractor I had no loyalty to Newcrest, I was too immature and the other person was appointed by senior management (i.e. I didn't suck up enough).

My farewell party was good - it was someone else's b'day as well - so they had a cake and I had some nibbles. People from everywhere showed up - all of them different as one person said to me - Chantell your farewell was always going to be an interesting event since you touch everyone - especially the weirdo's! It was 11ish when I went to bed, and 1ish others went to bed!

But that's look at the good stuff - I went off to Brisbane to spend some quality time with Jelena - and Nathan. Went to Australia Zoo, got looked after, went bush walking, wondered the streets of Brisbane all good stuff.

During my last week at Telfer I was approached and asked if I wanted a job on a construction site - I'm like why not - so that's how I ended up with a new job! At the same time I was rejected for a job that I was the only person that they were considering for the position.

My parents brought a new house about 5 months ago - they finally took ownership of it, and since at the moment - my address is my parents place I moved as well. It was all timed to perfection finish work on wednesday, move Monday, fly to Adelaide Friday, Fly to Melbourne Sunday, Sit exam Tuesday - one small thing I didn't plan was assignments and study time.
Then I flew to Perth on Wednesday morning...

I then had 2 days of Rest - which was went I needed no matter what anyone says!!

So what's this about another family - my friends Heather and Ben got married - hence the trip to Adelaide. The wedding was in Clare about 150 kilometres from Adelaide, One of mine and Heather's friends picked me up at the airport and we went to Clare together. Country weddings in particular seem to have a pattern - Friday night get together, final meal etc. BBQ generally - Saturaday - Wedding/Reception, Sunday - Brunch - a country wedding is not a day it is a weekend.

So as this was a country wedding the pattern fits - so went to the Bride's family for Dinner - BBQ - bring your own meat and drinks - normal BBQ event. well actually turned up in Clare, gave Bride a buzz said we made it to town she then said if you in town why are you not here - so went to bride's parents house - I had been there maybe twice before... but it's one of those places you knock and walk through the front door at the same time! You know the places!
The last minute things were getting done - i.e. table dressings - it was then we discovered all the plans hadn't been finalised for the tables - so we got that done. At the BBQ that night - I told the maid of Honour that the next day - she was to take the phone off the bride - she said she couldn't - I then told the Bride's mum to do it - she said that was a good idea. I also asked what needed to get done - the table dressings were given to me to make sure they got to the reception in time.

Saturaday morning the phone rings - Bride on phone - the table dressings need to be at the reception by 10 - in just under an hour - Vines to cut from the trees etc. so things got coordinated. I reminded the Bride's mum that the Bride is not supposed to have a phone - she takes it off Bride then. Question at the Reception place - I don't know the answer - good thing I have groom's phone number on the phone - gave him a buzz and he was able to answer! Yippee!! he also needs to give me something for the Bride - he can't see her!

Saturday afternoon the wedding - everyone is beautiful! Was asked to pack everything up at the wedding - which was fine - just take all the brides' things and put them back in the house!
The bride's father comes up and gives me a big hug and says he needs to adopt me!
Saturaday night on a table full of strangers - and I was given the job of greeter - I was then able to give the job to Cameron - Heather's little brother. Heather's uni mates asked me a question that referred to the fact that I was related to her.
The night was a good night - and it was 3am before my head hit the pillow. Lots of dancing, and lots of good times!
Sunday - everyone with there sore heads!

But Barbara and Bob (Heather's parents) were still saying on Sunday morning that they adopting me!