May 2015

What it’s like to be a fly on the wall at a FIFO mining operation


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This article recently appeared in: The Brisbane Courier Mail http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/opinion/opinion-what-its-like-to-be-a-fly-on-the-wall-at-a-fifo-mining-operation/story-fnihsr9v-1227373186840 The NT News http://www.ntnews.com.au/news/opinion-what-its-like-to-be-a-fly-on-the-wall-at-a-fifo-mining-operation/story-fnjbnts7-1227373186840 THE Queensland parliamentary inquiry into FIFO (fly in fly out) work has begun and already submissions are being made on the impact of and issues facing FIFO workforces. If you’ve ever wondered what type of person becomes a FIFO worker, well Read More

Shopping for the sake of it is like following football without having a favourite team


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SHOPPING. I just don’t get it. Honestly, I cannot think of a bigger waste of time. Watching the grass grow or the paint dry, at least you’re outside and contemplating things. Why does anyone ever “go shopping” just for the sake of it? Why? Whenever I shop it’s with a purpose. I identify a need, Read More

It’s not my damn baby


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Staples, you big out of control American office superstore chain you. Before arriving in the USA, I didn’t know it was possible to combine awful customer service with outrageous platitudes, then deliver the lot without irony. I wanted to print out my second book for proofing. At 10am I was told it’d be ready by Read More

How can you tell if it’s a date or not?


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Another article for Cleo! Read at your peril, or for your pleasure. Does include info about how to get my e-book for free though. (Hint: it’s right at the end) What about if nobody says it’s a date. Can it still be a date? For sure. If he pays for dinner, is it definitely date? Read More

F%&K your stick figure family


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If you’ve been nowhere near a road in the last four years, there are these stick figure stickers people attach to their rear windows. In an effort to show how special and different their family is through the use of a two-dimensional, mass-producible, cartoon form. Apparently stick figures were chosen due to the rapidly growing Read More