Job Hunting - Give me something to laugh about... Before I cry!

When life gives you lemons... make lemonade! Then you just gotta find someone whos life gives them vodka... and throw a party!

On Friday I got made redundant by my Sydney based company. Downsizing and being replaced by a computer program. YAY! The job hunt this last few days has been painful. Im looking at job applications online and wishing I was a bloke. So many more options. Sux to be me! The only job I got excited about was a Skipper position with Top Gun and im not even qualified to do it. Lol. Now that would be living the dream.

Anyway im looking for a laugh so if you have any funny fishing stories (or a job for me) id love to hear them. Happy First Day of being unemployed to me! haha
Happy Monday everyone!

Hels

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Good luck

Mon, 2018-10-01 15:12

In a similar boat Helen, good luck with the job search. Keep at it and don't be put off - the right opportunity will open up. 

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Thanks Buschy

Tue, 2018-10-02 19:30

Thanks Buschy

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 Did anyone else see that job

Mon, 2018-10-01 15:54

 Did anyone else see that job going in darwin as a caretacker and decky for charter operator? That wouldve been mint

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 Helen put up what your line

Mon, 2018-10-01 16:42

 Helen put up what your line of work/skills are. Lots of different people on here you never know if someone needs what you have.

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Basically im super skilled at

Tue, 2018-10-02 20:04

Basically im super skilled at everything (except Master 5 Skipper lol). You want a cook or a cleaner? Im your girl... Not to mention if you actually want to bring home some fish after a day out on the water... Ill show you how its done. BAHAHA

On a serious note, i come from an events management background, so looking at anything project management wise or admin etc... Or a complete change of direction. :)

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 Plenty of work out there

Mon, 2018-10-01 17:18

 Plenty of work out there depending on skills. In the meantime go fishing and live on what you catch or starve depending how good you are. 

 Plus 1  what choc says. 

Good luck with the hunt

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Yep need to advertise yourself

Mon, 2018-10-01 17:57

 Put your name in with every job agency you can i.e. Programmed/Skilled, Work Force, Hays etc. Keep an eye out for construction and mining jobs coming up all these jobs will not be just hands on work but admin roles as well.

Good Luck.

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Good luck

Mon, 2018-10-01 18:05

 Good luck Helen, i'm sure something will turn up for you. Sometimes we are forced to start again but it can also leed you onto better things. 

 

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hahahahahaha

Mon, 2018-10-01 18:09

cracka,  nice one  

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HAHA. too funny.

Tue, 2018-10-02 20:05

HAHA. too funny.

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Sometimes..,,

Mon, 2018-10-01 18:28

some times Helen ! Things happen for a reason!

So thinking positive this might be a new beginning

for you onto something better!! All the best

i just keep on slogging away and buying my

lotto !! ! Cheers pirate! 

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Good point. I might buy one

Tue, 2018-10-02 20:06

Good point. I might buy one for Saturday. My luck has to change at some point right?

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Had that happen twice in my career

Mon, 2018-10-01 18:54

And whilst I was initially devastated it opened new doors and I finished up far better off and with massively greater job satisfaction.  Remain positive and you will find something you want 

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Thats horrible. I know exacty

Tue, 2018-10-02 20:07

Thats horrible. I know exacty how you must have felt. :(

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Mon, 2018-10-01 19:02

I’m looking for something a little on the casual side, but my resume scares the crap out of prospective employers. A lot of things I just can’t do anymore. Can’t pass a muscular skeletal medical any more. 

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Why does it scare them? Did

Tue, 2018-10-02 20:08

Why does it scare them? Did you put a photo on it hahaha. lol

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Tue, 2018-10-02 22:14

No, not that drastic, I’ve been kinda pidgeon holed for a lot of my working life, mining, refining, power generation and more recently OH&S. They think I’ve always been on big money and won’t work for anything else, which couldn’t be further from the truth. 

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Thats happening to me

Wed, 2018-10-03 00:01

Thats happening to me actually. I cant even apply for admin work because apparently I'm over qualified. You would think you would get more for you buck, but hey... apparently not! Sucks!

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 Hopefully you got a bit of a

Mon, 2018-10-01 20:06

 Hopefully you got a bit of a payout. My second redundancy, 364 days after the first, a week before we found out my wife was pregnant, was the best. We camped for three weeks, and I spent a heap of time with my daughter.

clamp your finances now. Buy barefoot investor book if your finances are tight. 

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Helen !!!!!

Mon, 2018-10-01 21:33

im going to shark bay at the end of November  with a few people camping and a lot of fishing for a week .... more than willing to join us ... as for job opportunity....

time to finish off the year and contiplant on the future..... things will fall into place if your willing to grab it !!!!!!

good luck ......

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Tempting but i should

Tue, 2018-10-02 20:09

Tempting but i should probably save my pennies :(

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 The world is your lobster!

Mon, 2018-10-01 21:47

 The world is your lobster!

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Could be a job in N.z ?

Tue, 2018-10-02 04:54

 A bit crude but funny.

 youtu.be/i6c4Nupnup0 

 

 Chin up Helen , theres a job out there with your name on it. 

 

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OMG I LOVE THIS!. Im sharing

Tue, 2018-10-02 20:10

OMG I LOVE THIS!. Im sharing it on FB lol

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OMG I LOVE THIS!. Im sharing

Tue, 2018-10-02 20:10

OMG I LOVE THIS!. Im sharing it on FB lol

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Could apply for the

Tue, 2018-10-02 07:00

Could apply for the Collingwood banner making position that just came up...

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HAHAHAHA... No one wants that

Tue, 2018-10-02 20:12

HAHAHAHA... No one wants that job lol

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or the runner...

Tue, 2018-10-02 07:54

Not sure what type of work you are keen on Helen, but ive sent you a PM

 

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Awesome Thanks :)

Tue, 2018-10-02 20:13

Awesome Thanks :)

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If Ya feeling down have a

Tue, 2018-10-02 10:45

If Ya feeling down have a look at the head on hutch man that'll make you laugh that Ya don't have a scone like that orange roughy

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 It's been documented that

Tue, 2018-10-02 12:11

 It's been documented that blokes that grow their mullets long are compensating for other areas.. now I know why you give the storm gar a longing look every time you pack them

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Now Now boys hahaha

Tue, 2018-10-02 20:13

Now Now boys hahaha

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PM sent

Mon, 2018-10-08 12:40

 PM sent if you are still looking

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PM sent

Wed, 2018-10-10 18:19

 If you are still looking