May 2015

Posted on May 30, 2015 by Xavier Toby

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

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

Posted on May 14, 2015 by Xavier Toby

It’s not my damn baby

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

Posted on May 4, 2015 by Xavier Toby

F%&K your stick figure family

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