Wow, I am a little stunned that it's been over 11 weeks since my last update.
Oh well, *deep breath* let's begin...
I am NOT working at the restauraunt mentioned in my last update, they decided in the end to not hire me when they figured that they could get the job done with cheaper, younger people. The assfuck involved there was, that they decided to take 2 weeks to notify me that I wasnt going to a part of thier team only a few days before opening (Small justice, everyone affiliated with me has embargoed the business and spread word of mouth to all not to bother going there).
I have been working through labour hire again, Integrated (again) and Flexi Staff. Although the ass has fallen out of the steel recycling industry, I have been able to pick up work here and there as a labourer. I spent 6 weeks working as a gardener for Melville City Council and other work as a yard/landscaping labourer. I am getting fitter and stronger, but by hell, my back is feeling the strain.
On the 7th, I commence a new contract with 12 month duration as a general labourer at the Kwinana BHP refinery. The good points to this job are 7am-3pm mon-fri shifts, mixed duties and a pay rate of $21 per hour + penalties.
I am formulating a plan for next year in that with earning a decent amount and having more regular hours, I am going to get some courses/certificates under me. Namely a Truck Licence, Plant Operator ticket (Grader/Loader/Bobcat) Cert. IV OH&S and Cert IV Workplace Training and assessment. Ideally, I aim to be in the position that once the contract has ended, I am much more enticing to potential employers.
Health wise, I am fine, the whole issue played down to simply I was eating TOO healthy and not consuming enough salt...!
My mental stability has been surprisingly good even with the whole job/no-job bullshit. I have started coming out of my long self-imposed exile and started to meet new people again.
Oh and I have a new project, I am a Pro-Wrestling Ring Announcer for one of the local Perth wrestling groups...
Ladies and Gentlemen, meet Flashy Barry Hawkins...