So drained

I feel so disapointed. I was working towards getting my blog post count up and having a continual audience but some life things got in the way. No more was I in the world of Austen filled with old fashioned values and romance (is it considered old fashioned if it were written at the time?) but one of company restructure and job cuts.

Fortunately, my job isn’t under the axe but many people have had their hours cut back or been advised of redundancy in the short term. That being said, I’m fairly certain I don’t want to work for a business that treats their employees like overheads rather than people. I don’t want to sit around and see everyone forced to leave.

So what does someone do when their boss gives them a polished speech about career progression and opportunity when the outlook is bleak for everyone else?

Good question.

Instead of thinking of it just now I’m going to relax this weekend (as last weekend was filled with insecurity and fear) knowing that it isn’t my only option and I can choose what I do.

Luckily, I picked up the BBC version of Pride and Prejudice from the library today so I think that is a good start.

And then going comment and forum crazy… I have been lacking and it makes me sad.

History in the making

Today, for the first time in Australian history we have a female prime minister. It is a fairly big event but I can’t help but be let down. The media is making a huge deal out of it but really, we didn’t vote for her, the Labor party voted for her.

I think I’ll be more excited when it comes to election time and the people of Australia vote her in. I’d love to see it but there are many things working against her. One of which is that she is a single sucessful career woman. Yes, I know, generally this wouldn’t be cause for concern however people appear to believe that only family people can run a country. It is upsetting that a person’s personal life speaks louder than their career achievements. This is actually a shining example of it because I have no idea who she was before she was deputy Prime Minister.

It was big news about 9:30 this morning so a few of us were chatting at work and then one of my female colleagues joined in and her first comments were “why would we vote for her? She just wishes she had a dick!” This coming from a female colleague, I was so incredibly shocked! She then went on to comment about how “the dyke” won’t get votes. Argh, it sounded so repulsive! This coming from a woman who has children AND grandchildren, apparently one of her children is gay and that is how she talks! I was completed disgusted.

This is only one example. There is also daily talk about her hair style and her this and her that. She is going to have to be beautiful and smart to win over our population. It is frustrating to see that none of our previous prime ministers have ever had to go through the same ordeal.