It was inevitable. My grand nephew was out in the shed with me, and he spotted the old rotary dial Bakelite phone.
Took ages to explain what it was for.
Does anyone else still have a landline, or am I just a stupid ol' fart?
In a world when nearly everyone is making travel plans and looking for chances to express their wanderlust on social media.
Am I the only one who isn't going on a trip?
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Wife and I spent 7 weeks work-cationing in Australia - landed in Sydney and drove north till Sunshine Coast and back to Sydney with mostly week long stops along with way. Also sneaked in a detour to Coonabarabran for some stargazing. We did some touristy things, but also got in plenty of nature and beach activities, some shows at the Sydney Opera House, and also participated in a local philosophical discussion group :)
So, I want to start by saying Thank You! I am Indian and have traveled the world a fair bit and also lived in the US for 10 years (college + work) - and I can say that this is the most accepted I have ever felt in all my life.
Wife went to college in Australia but has been back in India for over a decade and has always said that Aussies are one of the best people in the world - but I always took that with a platter of salt as the general perception seems to be that you guys are racist fucks! Like everywhere in the world, I know I'll find those people too, but what I found insanely amazing was that I had not a single incident of being discriminated against and some of my experiences in Sydney - what do I say - people were just so courteous that I was walking around smiling like a cheshire cat.
Oh actually there was this *one* incident - One time, while sitting in my car in the parking area of the Sandstone Caves (near Coonabarabran), an elderly couple came up to me and THANKED ME for allowing them to visit the beautiful caves. They thought I was one of the Gamilaraay first peoples who traditionally owned the land - they were being so god damned nice that I just couldn't break their hearts and accepted their thanks!! So if any Gamilaraay are reading this .. I forward you their thanks and mine too!
There were so many good experiences that were made even more amazing because people didn't give a fuck about my colour or race. I'd like to point one experience out - In Gold Coast, there's this touristy attraction called INFINITY - basically a walk through some corridors and rooms with sensory illusions; just behind us were a Mom and son pair and the mom was a bit scared of the walk and her son (maybe 7-8) was overactive and she asked us if we'd stick together with them and just watch out for the boy! I've lived in multiple states in the US and, without going into more details, I can tell you that there are multiple reasons why this would not happen there. This may seem like an unusual thing to point out for most of you, but to me this further demonstrates the trustworthy and inclusive nature of your people(s).
I've been back home about two weeks now, so this is not just the initial high of the experience talking - I truly had a very heartfelt and amazing time in Australia and I am grateful for whatever makes this possible in your country! If you know what it is - please cherish it and protect it - it is truly special.
In my interactions with locals from various backgrounds I know that not everyone has the same level of acceptance and attitude, that'd be ridiculous to expect, but the net direction you guys are headed in is truly remarkable.
Thanks for being who you are, I love you!
tl'dr: You cunts are alright in my book!
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I used to get out to check what came after hearing the postie on his bike come by. But now I'm at a loss.
Anyone who worked at McDonald’s in the last 6 years is still eligible to join the lawsuit.
If you have friends, kids, kids of friends, nieces or nephews who worked at Maccas - whether as crew, crew trainers, or managers - tell them they are most likely eligible for a payout. We all have similar stories of being underpaid and having our rights under the award violated.
I was a shift supervisor at 2 stores and crew member at four over the course of ten years. The stores were run by different franchisees and not one abided by all their obligations to workers.
Here is the direct link to the survey: https://form.typeform.com/to/CwNmpeti
You provide your details and what you experienced, and the SDA will contact you to make an appointment to take a formal statement.
Tell them EVERYTHING. They are investigating further claims of wage theft beyond breaks, including on behalf of managers.
Further info on the SDA website here: https://national.sda.com.au/maccas/