My daughter and I were excited to fly together for the first time recently. At the airport to visit my 1 week old grandson, I began to ponder this question: Does working FIFO lifestyle take away the excitement of flying? My tradition is to have a beer in the bar … Read more..
Is the art of conversation leaving us? Many peeps rock devices nowadays, so why talk to each other? “Shoot me a text or PM.” I have worked on sites with and without mobile phones, it makes a huge difference. We are forced to have intimate gatherings in small spaces at … Read more..
I have worked as an operator in gold and coal mines for over a decade now. Sometimes carting dirt and rock (overburden) sometimes coal or gold/copper (the money makers.) I am a miner, but am I a Real Miner? The Miner definition describes a miner as anyone who works in … Read more..
I have worked as an operator in gold and coal mines for over a decade now. Sometimes carting dirt and rock (overburden) sometimes coal or gold/copper (the money makers.) I am a miner, but am I a Real Miner? My partner is a “Real Miner.” Just ask him, he will … Read more..
Finances. $$$$$$ It’s coming up to that time of the year again TAX TIME!! How’s your cash flow? Are you hoping a tax cheque will save you? Many of us have been out of work for a while, be it forced, or choosing to take a VR offered during the … Read more..
“For Miner’s Eyes Only!” Happy New Years!! As usual every man and their dog are talking resolutions and goal setting. Why? The “experts” say it is a good time to have a bit of a reset and start afresh. Things can change throughout the year, and it could be a … Read more..
Australia Day Celebrations This holiday is very special in our country, and also celebrated throughout the world by Aussies living, working or holidaying overseas. It is a day when we recognise Australians for their contributions, and accept new people as Australians, with citizenship ceremonies held nationally. Wherever you are, whatever … Read more..
This time of year can bring many challenges and choices. You may be working, traveling, at home with friends and family, alone, or perhaps a combination o f all these during the “silly season.” Over the years I have worked many Christmas Eve and boxing days, and one Christmas day. … Read more..