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Old 11-06-2002, 04:02 AM   #16
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thanks oz
i was actually thinking about something like fruit picking. it might be fun!
i wouldnt even know where to look for work like that though. any tips?

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I know most of our local rags have ads in the classifieds under the services section for things like mushroom picking. Prob is you dont really live near any mushie farms eh? There's a ton out Richmond way which would be a major pain for you to get to as they need you to start at like 6am etc. My sister did it for a while, she said it was good but backbreaking work.

What about working at a swimming pool? You got your bronze medallion? Being a surfer and all!!! Hehehe seriously, I worked one summer at a council pool and it was unreal. The money was awesome and of course you dont pay entry for a summer! Think of all those $2 coins you could save!!!

Retail is shit, are you sure you want to do that? What about being a photographer's assistant at Pixie or something? You are a teacher, you have a photography hobby and skill, xmas season means Grace Bros and others are packed with those comapnies doing the sit on santa's knee shots...we even have the same GB's pics!!!

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Mm.. lychees.

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hey Manda there will probably be a job going at a hydroponic letteuce farm here soon- I quit my job at the farm, only caise I couldnt handle the starts, I was being late almost every day when we were starting at 5am and the start times got progressively earlier (4am over the chrissy/new year period) and the start times were interfering with my social/party life too much- and I cant have that!!!!!

but I guess that if you live in the inner city, well I cant imagine that there would be too many farms about the place...but I guess allof my jobs up here area lways through word of mouth and friends but you can always try centrelink to look for most jobs (it sucks but most jobs go through those crappy job agencies these days) you can try this link below to get daily access to the jobs that come up on the office touchscreens (save ya a trip down to the local doley office)
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Manda, I need to hire two temps to work for me from Nov. 18 through January 31. If you don't mind commuting to the U.S., send me your resume.
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Old 11-07-2002, 03:55 PM   #22
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damn, spiral, i dont finish work till dec 19!!!
and the airfare would have been worth it too!
thanks for the offer matey

thanks oz, ill check it out. i went to centrelink once when i was a uni stud to apply for youth study allowance thingie. they knocked me back.
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Old 11-07-2002, 04:34 PM   #23
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you know what you should do, manda, you should become a tour guide! I'm totally serious. I did that for one year in San Diego and it was loads of fun. I was no expert, I just went to a company that toured visiting conventioneers and so forth, and I learned mostly on the job. ANYBODY CAN DO IT.
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we are in the same boat one rock it for gawdsake

Hub works for TAFE. His job is up for review at the moment,a long unecassarily drawn-out process. Poor man, so much uncertainty,we can only wait. He goes to the fecking college 5 days a week and just about runs the place(seriously over-worked) but still classed as casual....oh I won't start. Woops I did.It really irks me...ANYWAY.We have never gone into the holidays so behind the 8 ball. Paul Keating said we had to tighten our belts, we do really. the rich get richer mate..I SHOULD go se Midnight OIl( I can't, dream on)
I go to the blueberry farm if I have to, or something I really really Some ppl are so fecking arrogant. ANYWAY I would not wish that upon you.
Yep the tractor driving sounded good. A lot of our local younguns head out to the cotton chipping at Moree. Hub has worked on a fish farm for a lunatic. You just have to keep your eyes and ears open. The dreaded barwork, house sitting, ummm wish i knew mate.I hope you get a good one.

My bit of excitement for the day...
I am hoping I can get the old band back together..
"The Detectives"
I just have to get the guitarist/singer to trust me on this. If he doesn't get active and get bookings soon we'll miis out on NYE booking and we rely on that to get us through. So I talked "tough " to the drummer (he's easy) and hub...hmmm Hub said I'll make trouble with the guitarist. I don't want to. I want to make peace and damn fine music and some money is all. I am on a mission...putting the band back together.

possibly , maybe

he always vetoes me. grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr ah well, he's the one with the guitar and the talent. If you read this P, I do care, I really do, u thorny man.
ANYWAY my I said we are in the exact same boat...or is it a bath tub?

yeehaaaaaaaaa cowgirl.
good luck

if my hub's beard keeps getting whiter..i told him he'd make a good santa....only until december 25th though. His legs ar etoo skinny, the kids would know. The blueberries will finish soon. They are always looking for cotton chippers.
Go for indoor work maybe. it is going to be a very hot summer I think. "Rx, stay out of the sun" Bit tricky that isn't it, but less is best if you can. So if you do become a lifeguard and you just have to wear a Pammy inspired swimsuit...slip. slop, slap or wit till the sun goes down.
** cass gives Zoomanda a big broaded brimmed mighty fine looking white cowgirl hat.....fine straw for summer.....a nd keep up the H two OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.
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Originally posted by zooropamanda
thanks oz
i was actually thinking about something like fruit picking. it might be fun!
i wouldnt even know where to look for work like that though. any tips?
Come to victoria! We have all sorts of fruity types down here

Areas for fruit:
citrus/peaches griffith shepparton etc
apples: batlow beechworth
tropical: queensland
Why not a winery? Ne vic, hunter valley, barossa

how about retail summer work:
Book Store
Independent music store (use your wide knowledge)
are you near sydney airport? They would have jobs all the time.
why not work at a venue/pub that has music playing, it might be crappy work but you could get to see some cool live acts...

in summers gone by i worked at a cheese factory and delivering parcels for australia post. You could try them i guess?

I would start looking now and do a few late or weekend shifts so you can move to more regular times from the 19th.

just some ideas...
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Old 11-07-2002, 10:06 PM   #26
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thanks zoom
hehe i just figured it out

pubbie...dont u have to speak japanese to do that? all our tourists are japanese mainly!

thank you everyone. such wonderful ideas and im going to try some of them out.
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Old 11-08-2002, 01:57 PM   #27
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what!!! this thread is not closed?

couldn't resist...the two threads I have logged on each day to read...have been closed when I got here.?..something I have not seen here for a while

First up Amanda I am sorry about the death in your family. It was a sad day for me yesterday too( I'm in that age group where I have to start going to lots of funerals) dad's last friend who went to Palestine with him in the WW2 died a couple of weeks is the last of the NC 2/1st Pioneers...that can't feel too good. So I'm just a beginner at loss and I cry too easily, I worry about upsetting the widow even more)

I saw something last nigth that is a bit of a worry. The guiatrist from our band has a jazz ensemble, they played at the cathedral concert. They are very very VERY good. I think he has other plans, it's very touch and go at the moment.

He sang THE most beautiful original song "walk in my shoes" I nearly fell off my pew. I hope he records it..He is getting a web site with mp3's together. He is very talented.
Anyway hub and I might have to. become.....

bavarian slap dancers!!!

deadset, the things ppl have to do to make a quid these days. I saw an ancient couple at the jacaranda festival recently, busking with that act.I thought what a dangerous way to make money on a 40 degree celcius day.

You'll find it, so will I

u know what hub said to me we go ZC time again, but I have been worried.
He said
"I meant it when I said, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health." He doesn't say a lot, and is often so busy he only has time to notice the things I do wrong...but that meant a lot to me. I'm not sure how he is planning on doing it...the fish farm? god I hope not.
We believe in a thing called "the flow" it often appears and rescues us in our darkest hour. He was that close to working in a sawmill a few years back, all I could think was "his fingers!!"( he's a bass player) So many men around here have missing fingers and hands, It was dreadful. The day before he started at the mill, the funding for the music college was announced. PHEW.

Go with the flow mate...good luck

PS: I saw James during the week, th eyoung drummer who was unceremoniously sacked from the band recently. he was a bit hurt he said, but took it in his stride. his parting words pleased me
He said
" it will be Ok, I feel there are opportunities ahead for me to prosper" James

will this get the thread closed...? I know deathbear just loves it when I start on the "he said, she said " stuff

and he said and then I said btw, ppl said, he said she said he said i say i say i say

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