Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Is that what I think it is... haven't seen 1 for so long...

I am rich!

I am respected!

I have purpose!

I. HAVE. A. JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Much of last night was spent with me grinning & saying, “Its ok babe, we can now afford that! I’m now rich! I have a job!”

To his protests of “Well, actually, academia & your real research job doesn’t pay as well as this fantasy Getty Oil job you seem to mistakenly believe you have”.

To which I would ignore him and slip into dreaming about how I can now afford a 3rd beer on a Melburnian night out. Order a bottle of wine in a restaurant. Find myself in a restaurant where the tables are as stylish as being made out of REAL wood & not warped plastic. How I will no longer have intricate debates with an 8 year old about whether the hired help – me – actually has any intellectual capacity considering her (my) type of work (babysitting). Or be interrogated by the same kid & her sibling about how can I be wearing pink nail polish on my toes, they thought I was poor.

No more!

I will once more have a valid reason to stand up each morning & hit the clogged roads. Be entitled to complain about feeling like a rat in a cage when secretly I am so chuffed that my bank balance does not rest on a Third World country’s mood swings, but rather increases monthly. I might even make my own Australian friends! And learn the inner workings of the inner city!

It all looks sun shiny good today.

On that note, I am off to the bottle store’s cold room to lie on some slabs of beer….
As what I also have is an apartment that thinks it is an Easy-Bake Oven. 35 degrees outside. Roasting Chicken temperature inside.

Sweat sweat sweat.

But it’s ok. In 2 weeks I’ll be working in the sweet sweet airconditioned surrounds of a university office.


MeeA said...

Awesome news - Congratulations!

Don't believe a word I write said...

ya little ripper!
Mazal tov, as they say in the classics. What will you be doing, precisely?

Cam said...


About those Aussie friends....that might be pushing it ;)

Just kidding.

Well done and good luck.

po said...

Yay for you! It must be a huge relief.

Champagne Heathen said...

Aaah, Thanks guys!
Very chuffed. Very relaxed & now enjoying my last days of unemployment.

DBABWLIWA - It is working for a university, doing social science research for pure science people. Hmmmm. Gonna be fun trying to get their minds around my way of thinking!!!

Its part time for now, so that I can hopefully pick up some other, more hands-on work for the other days. In Oz, its all about having a few part time jobs so you don't get bored & feel too caged. Or that you have days to lie on the beach when its not too packed with "normal workers on their weekend". I'll let you know!

john dodds said...

Will you be gentle with them?

Champagne Heathen said...

The students or the academics? Either way... doubtfully :P