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Having been guilty myself of hijacking threads saying hello and just chatting to my fellow Aussies I thought it might be worthwhile for us to have a thread that is just dedicated to general Aussie... Read More

  1. by   Grace Oz
    Quote from kiahni
    thanks !!!
    very scary ..but hopefully will be back in full swing in a couple more months . working in on a joint replacement floor . hips , knees and shoulders ....the place opens on mondays , all the patients have been discharged or transferred to another floor or rehab by friday (sat at the latest ) , and the floor closes for the weekend. so not a whole lot to learn , and weekends off .
    i wonder how you're getting on now? hope it's all going well for you and you're settled into your job and nursing once again.
    wishing you all the best!
  2. by   greatshakes
    Hi Grace and all others. Am I allowed to have a whinge? Here goes anyway!
    As you might know I did get a job and love it. It's at a boarding school and unfortunately while I get to use my judgement and get on well with the students and staff, I was hoping that I may have got some casual work as well at a hospital near by in order to keep my skills current. Now while 2 out of three isn't bad, I am just scared that should an opportunity come up I'll be too stale to be of any use. The school breaks can be very long and I would just love some additional clinical practice. I have applied on two occasions for part time work but nothing's happening. On a personal note though, I am going to be a gran again next month and again in July. Had a fabulous Christmas and good new year. Ended up jazzying up the table on my front verandah, on New Years Eve it's not perfect but it's all mine. I am going to try putting it on my atavar thingo.
  3. by   greatshakes
    Well as you can see I managed to get table onto atavar. My new year's Eve project. Hope 2007 will be special for all of us. Wishing you all a great, satisfying and fabulous year. May your discoveries be interesting, shifts manageable and any little problems overcome. For me I hope something special will evolve in the field of work and enhance what I already have, to find acceptance in my husband's death and to stay healthy, a bit wealthier and definitely willing to have a go...at anything.
  4. by   gwenith
    Hate to suggest it but tell them you will be available for ND - even if it just friday night - or especially over the hols - you are almost guaranteed to get a shift or two if you are willing to work nights.
  5. by   gwenith
    Actually thinking of making a new thread for the new year - what does every one think?

    BTW Grace - the ashes are ours - YAY!!!!
  6. by   greatshakes
    I'll try that Gwenith, after visitors go home. Even night shift can be a help. Actually speaking about your thread I wonder about a thread for the wackiest or bravest thing you've ever done to change your house, car. hair whatever? How you felt about it at the time, did it turn out the way it was meant to? cost, always a factor. I remember at Thursday Island not having a permanent hairdresser as she only got to the Islands sometimes. I had gone from dark to light via the chemists shelf prior to her arrival. I asked for a perm (This is way back in the eighties). The perm came out well but the hairdresser decided to put in some magic silver white to help as my hair had gone a bit brassy and she was a bit too generous. I was purple. I washed it constantly to try and remove it. That afternoon I had library duties and had to wear a scarf. My hair was a cross between a mop and a fluffy mauve bath mat. By this time the perm was feral as well. I was told to take the scarf off by one of the library patrons which I did. "Nothing could look as bad as that scarf!!!" Then later "For God's sake put the bloody thing back on again." It took days before I went out again. The things we do...I haven't done that again!!! The funny thing was the islanders thought it a huge joke me trying to go blonde, "Hey you diff'rent colour las' week"
  7. by   Grace Oz
    bwahahaha! that's hilarious, hassled! i think we can all relate to hair disasters!
    hope you have a happy 2007 and find the peace you're seeking. :icon_hug:

    ashes ashes ashes ashes ashes ashes ashes ashes ashes
    ashes ................
    any poms reading this thread????!!!!!!

    awwww... ok, i'll be gracious ........ comiserations! :kiss :flowersfo

    new thread for the new year? .......... great idea gwenith! i guess this one's getting a bit long winded and we could do with a newie.

    speaking of threads..... did you read in another thread where a poster thought us aussies/australia is stuck in the 80's???!!! i was gobsmacked to read that! i have asked the poster to explain why she/he holds that view. i'm genuinely interested to know why. having done the big trip to the us last year, i came to see just how modern and "with it" oz is! sure, there's some things we're behind in, but those things we can do without. i found the comment interesting since so many pom's and yanks are dying to come here to live! oh well, each to their own.

    and to you lurkers reading this ...................... as leytton hewitt says; come oonnnn! get to it and join us! post here!

    have a good day!
    cheers................
  8. by   AussieTina
    whats wrong with being stuck in the 80's at least the music was better than the noise my kids listen to today :spin:

    And i must say the cricket has been VERY enjoyable

    the ashes

    the twenty20

    and todays one day match



    I do so love summer in Australia:lol_hitti
  9. by   gwenith
    Quote from grace oz
    bwahahaha! that's hilarious, hassled! i think we can all relate to hair disasters!
    hope you have a happy 2007 and find the peace you're seeking. :icon_hug:

    ashes ashes ashes ashes ashes ashes ashes ashes ashes
    ashes ................
    any poms reading this thread????!!!!!!

    awwww... ok, i'll be gracious ........ comiserations! :kiss :flowersfo

    new thread for the new year? .......... great idea gwenith! i guess this one's getting a bit long winded and we could do with a newie.

    speaking of threads..... did you read in another thread where a poster thought us aussies/australia is stuck in the 80's???!!! i was gobsmacked to read that! i have asked the poster to explain why she/he holds that view. i'm genuinely interested to know why. having done the big trip to the us last year, i came to see just how modern and "with it" oz is! sure, there's some things we're behind in, but those things we can do without. i found the comment interesting since so many pom's and yanks are dying to come here to live! oh well, each to their own.

    and to you lurkers reading this ...................... as leytton hewitt says; come oonnnn! get to it and join us! post here!

    have a good day!
    cheers................

    poor thing had been working in brissie and everybody knows that we banana benders are 20 years behind the southern states
  10. by   Grace Oz
    poor thing had been working in brissie and everybody knows that we banana benders are 20 years behind the southern states
    oh yeah, i forgot about that! :smackingf
  11. by   greatshakes
    Anyone been to a clairvoyant lately? I went last Friday and actually she's pretty spot on. My late husband's initials came through and also his father's name. makes you wonder...but she has been right about things before and says work is looking promising....
  12. by   greatshakes
    I just changed my avator, I had the table on. I thought that the old posts kept the old avators and they just appeared on the newest one.
  13. by   bithbheo
    Hi everyone just came across the allnurses site and saw the aussies. I am in sunny queensland and just about to make a job change and really looking forward to it was working in aged care doing RCS oh what fun NOT ! anyway am heading back into drug and alcohol detox and rehab Not as a patient I hasten to add but as a nurse .Mind you the RCS is enough to drive anyone to drink :roll Anyway looking forward to reading the posts and chatting to you all.

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