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Old 09-10-2012, 03:20 AM   #1276
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Good luck Alicia (God, what a process )


You've all probably heard by now, a Port Adelaide AFL player fell from a balcony at the Flamingo in Vegas.
Very sad
John McCarthy, 22 years young. Very sad indeed.
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Old 09-10-2012, 03:21 AM   #1277
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so today i had a panel interview for this job with this finance company.

i have now had:

phone interview
face to face interview
writing test
observation test
verbal reasoning test
numerical reasoning test
abstract reasoning test
personality assessment/test
panel interview

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omg next step is they notify within 24 hours as to whether they wish to proceed. if they do, they put a recommendation in writing to the executive team who will decide the position to offer, salary and start date.

if they decide not to proceed, i will scream bloody murder.

so much time and effort and money put into attending all of the above. i get that this is standard for a large, multinational company. and i get they want the right fit, and the right person for the job.

but it's just so exhausting when you're the one putting yourself out there, and selling yourself as being awesome. i went today and i had the worst head cold, and i don't even know if i made sense as my head was stuffed with cotton wool, and i don't even know start date or salary or which job they want to offer me.

so frustrating!

although, i did mention our trip next year, and they were totally cool with that, so ... 1 point to them.

on another note... so, so jealous that 1/2 of our corner of the disboard are leaving on a trip in the next few weeks !! i can't wait to read massive, detail oriented, picture heavy, food porn laden TRs when you all get back

Wow. Just WOW!
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Old 09-10-2012, 03:25 AM   #1278
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so today i had a panel interview for this job with this finance company.

i have now had:

phone interview
face to face interview
writing test
observation test
verbal reasoning test
numerical reasoning test
abstract reasoning test
personality assessment/test
panel interview

...


omg next step is they notify within 24 hours as to whether they wish to proceed. if they do, they put a recommendation in writing to the executive team who will decide the position to offer, salary and start date.

if they decide not to proceed, i will scream bloody murder.

so much time and effort and money put into attending all of the above. i get that this is standard for a large, multinational company. and i get they want the right fit, and the right person for the job.

but it's just so exhausting when you're the one putting yourself out there, and selling yourself as being awesome. i went today and i had the worst head cold, and i don't even know if i made sense as my head was stuffed with cotton wool, and i don't even know start date or salary or which job they want to offer me.

so frustrating!

although, i did mention our trip next year, and they were totally cool with that, so ... 1 point to them.

on another note... so, so jealous that 1/2 of our corner of the disboard are leaving on a trip in the next few weeks !! i can't wait to read massive, detail oriented, picture heavy, food porn laden TRs when you all get back
Oh boy, WHAT a process!! I really hope it turns out well for you

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Old 09-10-2012, 03:50 AM   #1279
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DS wants a pool party this year ( we have a pool) but then I'm thinking which kids would he invite? Do I even want them in my house?
He's in a different class to his friends from last year, so I think, maybe it's like he had to start again friend wise?
I also think the parents don't help, very cliquey bunch, and I don't get involved.
Maybe I should get involved...

Naaa don't want to
Be careful with pool parties. Most parents drop off their kids and go and then you're stuck being the lifeguard/supervisor AND trying to organise everything else. Try and get some other adults to help supervise the pool, maybe someone with good water skills. I hear so many parents talk about litigation 'if anything ever happens to my child' that I'm scared off having anyone over these days.

DD starts high school next year at a new school and we're hoping for a new start for her. She's had a rough 2 years with cliques and wanting to be part of one. She's so much like Sue Heck in The Middle, the poor thing .

On another note - I heard scratching around last night in the junk box in the storage cupboard in the utility room where our laptop is. I started emptying it out this afternoon and DS and I spotted a mouse. The darn thing jumped out of the box and ran under the freezer - and the whole time the dogs just stood there and watched!!!! Stupid canines, they can catch a chicken but they won't catch a mouse! Can't wait for DH to get home and set the good wooden traps. The plastic Striker brand ones are useless - the mouse licked off the peanut butter and the trap didn't go off. And don't get me started on those Mortein ones that supposedly capture them inside - the don't even give those ones a second glance!

Oh, and I bought a nice dress from Target today - a peachy and navy stripe long thing. I can picture myself strolling along on Castaway Cay in that (while sucking in my tummy ). And who else here is such a forward planner...
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Old 09-10-2012, 03:54 AM   #1280
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Be careful with pool parties. Most parents drop off their kids and go and then you're stuck being the lifeguard/supervisor AND trying to organise everything else. Try and get some other adults to help supervise the pool, maybe someone with good water skills. I hear so many parents talk about litigation 'if anything ever happens to my child' that I'm scared off having anyone over these days.

DD starts high school next year at a new school and we're hoping for a new start for her. She's had a rough 2 years with cliques and wanting to be part of one. She's so much like Sue Heck in The Middle, the poor thing .
I know what you mean about the whole pool party thing, i'd rather have a pool party at the local pool

What is it with kids and being mean??
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:28 AM   #1281
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So excited they are building wet n wild in Sydney!!! I sent applications for my ds's to work there next summer! Supposed to open December 2013! I drive past the site everyday and they haven't turned a sod!
I said to my boys that they have to come with us when it opens, they will be 16, as it maybe a bit weird for two middle agers to go on their own! (I offered to drive and pay)
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Old 09-10-2012, 10:22 AM   #1282
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So excited they are building wet n wild in Sydney!!! I sent applications for my ds's to work there next summer! Supposed to open December 2013! I drive past the site everyday and they haven't turned a sod!
I said to my boys that they have to come with us when it opens, they will be 16, as it maybe a bit weird for two middle agers to go on their own! (I offered to drive and pay)
You're the second person I known so excited about Wet N Wild opening in Sydney, I was wondering if they'd just decided to rename Kings Cross Wet N Wild
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Old 09-10-2012, 05:26 PM   #1283
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So excited they are building wet n wild in Sydney!!! I sent applications for my ds's to work there next summer! Supposed to open December 2013! I drive past the site everyday and they haven't turned a sod!
I said to my boys that they have to come with us when it opens, they will be 16, as it maybe a bit weird for two middle agers to go on their own! (I offered to drive and pay)
We don't have anything like that up here in Nth Qld. I don't know why. I wish we did, though. We need somewhere that'll keep us safe from crocodiles.

On a brighter note, we caught the mouse from the box in the Striker trap

On a sad note, one of our favourite teacher aides gets buried today.
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Old 09-12-2012, 05:19 AM   #1284
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So excited they are building wet n wild in Sydney!!! I sent applications for my ds's to work there next summer! Supposed to open December 2013! I drive past the site everyday and they haven't turned a sod!
Really? I've got friends in Baulkham Hills who were telling me about it a couple of months ago, I got the feeling from the way they were talking about it, it was almost complete...

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You're the second person I known so excited about Wet N Wild opening in Sydney, I was wondering if they'd just decided to rename Kings Cross Wet N Wild
**snicker** eeeew...

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We don't have anything like that up here in Nth Qld. I don't know why. I wish we did, though. We need somewhere that'll keep us safe from crocodiles.


On a sad note, one of our favourite teacher aides gets buried today.
Yeah it makes sense to have something like that up there. The weather definitely makes more sense there anyway...

about the teacher's aide.
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Old 09-12-2012, 05:29 PM   #1285
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Awful to hear on the news this morning about the U.S Ambassador in Libya being assassinated. It's a sad world in which we live.

But, we can always bring some Disney joy to the world.

Oh, and go Shiane on XFactor . I think she's so sweet and innocent.
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Old 09-15-2012, 07:37 AM   #1287
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For the AFL supporters.....


My footy barracking season was over last weekend when Geelong got beat. So, my focus will be next year.


But here's the question of the night.....is it wrong to be barracking for that black and white team that I don't particularly like? Only because they are the only Victoria team left????


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They're the only Victorian team this weekend, looking forward to the GF- GO HAWKS!!!
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They're the only Victorian team this weekend, looking forward to the GF- GO HAWKS!!!
But that's for NEXT weekend.....
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