here's how the negotiations went.


My current contract has me on Still the same pay. Same duties. NOW. I know if they were going to replace me they'd be advertising at the next level up. A difference in pay of $15000!!!!

Imagine that?? $15000 extra per year - That's an extra $45000 (not including increments) over the life of the contract!
So I was pretty upset that I wasn't being offered what someone brand new would be offered.

I went and spoke to supervisor #1.

Told him two things:

My contract needs to go to Level 6 before I sign it. or I apply for the opening in the other lab- which is level 6. which means I'll probably get it and you guys advertise for my job at level 6. Either option means this contract will be at level 6 before anybodie's signature goes on it.

Now there's a huge uproar in management because the administrative staff didn't show them my contract.

I'm set for a pay rise if I stay in my job or apply for this new one.

BUT here's the dilema.

I've also applied for uni. I've applied to go back for a year to complete a Graduate Diploma in Education. When i applied for it I was getting sick of my current job and didn't think I'd have a hope in hell of getting another job further up the ranks. The pay stunk but I had enough to live on. I was going to do education to fit in for H2B's and my plan for kids.

I won't find out until I have a UNI place until 10th December. The applications close on this new job on the 17th. FULL TIME - ZERO PAY.

I think I've had enough of my current job. So I've got two options.

Do I go with the new Job and be sitting on QUITE a Substantial pay increase or do I do a complete career change???

WHAT SHOULD I DO???

 

 

 On a lighter note - Reverse this and put the woman in the man's spot....  Repaint the bike pink and I think I've found our wedding cake topper. 


 

Run
  • 20m 54s
  • 2.00 kms
  • 10m 27s /KM
Swim
  • 49m 14s
  • 1800.00 meters
  • 02m 44s /100 meters

This is what I feel like after a big night out with my family celebrating my graduation...

Don't worry snowmen... I was not too hungover that I couldn't swim. I didn't do squad this morning though - I did a session by myself and had one of those "spew and swallow quick" moments while on the kickboard - I was at 1750m so I had an easy lap back and hopped out.

EWE!!!

 

Wish me luck. I'm going to negotiate my own contract today. AND I'm going to win. This isn't just positive thinking!

 

 

 

  • Health data: Soreness: 3 Sick: 4 Overall Workout: 3
Sport
  • Walking
  • 49m 59s

Run
  • 17m 21s
  • 2.00 kms
  • 08m 41s /KM

A "Scout's Pace" run. Scouts pace was 30 seconds walking - 30 seconds running. BUT I tweaked it a little.

I run downhill and walked uphill. On the flats I scouts paced.

So most of this was downhill so I ran it. ^_^

Swim
  • 1h 07m 25s
  • 2850.00 meters
  • 02m 22s /100 meters

A hard session in the pool today. But I made it. I only missed 50m when I just couldn't keep afloat during butterfly.

Sport #1
  • Bowling
  • 2h 00m

2km walk the rest of the way to work after the pool.

Don't think the bowling really counts - But jeez my calves were sore after it!

Sport #2
  • Walking
  • 31m 04s

2km walk the rest of the way to work after the pool.

Don't think the bowling really counts - But jeez my calves were sore after it!

WOW! I can't believe I did all that this morning!!!

 

It is SO hot currently. Woke up drenched with sweat at 2:30 this morning. opened all the windows in the house and removed my "wet" clothes.

When I got up to go to the pool my shirt was still wet! LOL

 

Going BOWLING tonight. So I'll get to add that to my SPORTS for the day too! TEE HEE HEE

 

 

Got my blood pressure taken today! It was 98 on 72 and the doctor says "THAT'S FANTASTIC!" obviously he's seen too many overweight and obease people run through his clinic...

 

Normal blood pressure is lower than 120/80 mmHg. O_O I'm a LONG way under!!!

Bike
  • 14m 30s
  • 3.87 kms
  • 16.01 KM/hr
Run
  • 27m 18s
  • 4.80 kms
  • -----

347 Calories
>_< OH MY GOD IS IT HOT OR WHAT??? I walked in through the door and H2B said I looked like I'd been rained on. No it's not raining. This is SWEAT. It's only 6:30am!!

Took my HRM back for a spin and she's "as new" because the strap and watch are both brand new. So I guess it was kind of worth the wait.

 

Strength
  • 30m

  • EXERCISE

    Sets
    Min
    reps
    Max
    reps
    Min
    wt.(kg)
    Max
    wt.(kg)
  • ABS - Crunches
    1
    10
    10
    0
    0
  • BICEPS - DB Curls
    2
    10
    10
    5
    5
  • 1
    10
    10
    0
    0
  • SHOULDERS - Rotator Cuff - Front
    2
    5
    5
    2
    2
  • TRICEPS - DB Overhead Extension
    1
    10
    10
    5
    5

Got inspired watching extreme makeover! :)

No Training today... but here's some photos from last night. http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=14248&l=b5e6f&id=558516129

 

Got inspired watching extreme Makeover tonight. They had a girl on there with a severe craniofacial deformity who'd been ridiculed and even labeled as "retarded" all because of the way she talked due to the malformation of her jaw.

Her transformation was stunning. And it took me back to when I had that damn surgery.

 

I also had a craniofacial malformation. From birth though. I've never been able to breathe through my nose which probably explains why I was never any good at anything athletic and still have trouble "adjusting" my breathing. My surgery wasn't as radical as the girl's on extreme makeover but when my surgeon came back out to me after I woken up and said "By the way, We had to drill out your nasal cavities since you didn't have any - " It kind of sets the seen for a new life.

While I honestly usually can't stand watching shows like extreme makeover - this time they got it right. This poor girl was a hermit due to the ridicule she'd endured for years. Now she is as beautiful on the outside as she was within.

While the show was going I started doing weights. Why??? Because I could! Because I'm stronger now then I ever was as the "little flat nosed girl"

Who knows - I might have ended up as this girl had if I had not have been fortunete enough to work with one of the best surgeons in this damn country.

I'm totally against cosmetic surgery for "lifestyle" reasons. I'm all for Plastic and reconstructive surgery when it comes down to "Begin your life" reasons.

 

 

Where am I going with this.... Yeah. I'd pinpoint my craniofacial reconstruction as a pivotal moment in my road to begin living.

Who would've thought I'd be a triathlete?

No Training today.  It's the work Christmas Party tonight and I'm going as the white Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland.  My Auntie Said she had a "full body" rabbit Costume - But it's currently 30 degrees C at 5:08pm in Brisbane.  I'm glad I'm going as a kind of "playboy" bunny White rabbit - Otherwise I'd drop dead from the heat. 

 

Photos to come  later!   

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