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I’ll be starting part time work next week as a support worker/domestic cleaner for an organisation that provides help to elderly or disabled clients,so that they can remain in their homes.it’s only about 10 to 15 hours a week,that’s all I want now after working full time for almost 40 years (apart from 2 years of unemployment/voluntary work in the early 1990s). I have to believe in myself and know that I’ve got this , I have to be polite and friendly to my clients . I’m sure I can do this.I’ve been given a list of what every client needs done,clean their bathrooms,vacuum ,mop floors etc,I’ll only need to spend about 1 -2 hours with each client. I have about 6 to look after so far.
If this doesn’t work out I can go back to traffic control,I want to give this a go first

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I also think that you can do this too😊

Good luck.

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Thank you,I’ve got this

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5 years ago this forum would’ve been losing its mind at this

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don’t worry, WIN News is on the case!

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Surprised Ayr. near Townsville is still around. Thought both those affiliation switches in 2016 and 2021 would’ve given heart attacks to the remaining few residents.

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idk why, but i kinda want to go back to re-experience the 2016 affliation switch - was such an exciting time, and the banter was great.

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The forum in general was a lot better back then.

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I went ok today ,am sore now though :confused:it was very humid,that’s not unusual for January to February here in Brisbane . I did the best I could, my clients today knew this was my first time working as a cleaner.Until I get more used to this I’m happy with about 10 - 12 hours a week, I will still receive income from Centrelink too.

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Tomorrow I have to complete my final hours of traffic controller work placement and be assessed by a staff member from the company I’ve done my placement with.If I go ok I can lodge my application for traffic controller accreditation from QLD Transport and apply to this company or any other Traffic Management companies for a position as a qualified TC ,still not sure to pursue work as a TC or continue with my work as a support worker/domestic help that I started this week.I’ve only worked 4 and a half hours so far ,and I’m really worn out,hopefully I’ll get more used to this work the more I do it.

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I hope that you persevere with completing the work placement. No harm getting the accreditation even if you aren’t sure if you are going to go ahead. This can be a back-up plan for you. It’s always good to have options in life.

As always, good luck. I always admire people who make an effort.

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As I’m not old enough to receive the Aged Pension and I don’t feel like I’m ready to retire yet, I want to keep working if I’m able to. I should be able to manage up to 20 hours per week.

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Just remembered I posted here last week. I’m very happy to report, the third time’s a charm! I finally set foot in another country for the first time in my life (unfortunately nearly 40 years :frowning: ) on Sunday. So far we’ve spent a couple of days exploring Auckland, then got our camper for a night at Wahai Beach and then a couple of nights at Rotorua where we’ll continue heading south tomorrow. So glad we finally made it here, very much like Tassie but also so very unique too. Plus I made my first purchase - at Jaycar to get a connector to fix the TV in the van so that now we have the TV working for the rest of the trip so I can check all that stuff out too for a bit of fun.

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You have so much resilience, well done Karen. :slight_smile: Good on you. I have never met anyone so resilient and wants to try new things.
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I lived in NZ for a bit over a year and was during the whole COVID Lockdown thing and I loved it over their
I only came back to Australia because things were going south with my ex girlfriend and then had a terminally ill family member

Still thinking about moving back there again one day.

If you have never been it is well worth it

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Which Jaycar did you drop into as I worked at the Tauranga one during my time living there and also knew Jeremy the Manager if the Rotorua store?

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I’m unable to do my traffic controller assessment today as I’m not feeling so great,on a hot and humid day like today it’s best for me not to be outside in the heat.It’s a shame I didn’t start my TC course in winter and be assessed then🙁

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House prices are ridiculous in Yeppoon a 4 bed 2 bath home that a few years ago was selling for high 400,000’s maybe 500 sold for $808,000 2 doors down from me . Yes they are big blocks of around 1200sqm and a walk to the beach around the corner … but this is in a town of 20,000 people and none of these homes have sea views .

They might be big blocks but you can still hear your neighbours sitting outside talking, mowing the lawn , dogs barking etc …

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20,000? Yeppoon is bigger than i thought! Or does that cover that coastal area down to Zilzie?

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According to the 2021 Census, Yeppoon does indeed have a population of around 20,000:
https://www.abs.gov.au/census/find-census-data/quickstats/2021/3019

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