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We actually do mate. That's what makes it more puzzling. Two work reference checks plus a police check. Police check came back clear with no disclosable court outcomes. Referees spoke about her in glowing terms. Police check is infallible and we the referees were from government departments with landline phone numbers that confirmed her employment. This is for a top 4 bank!

Don’t these people know that they can be liable for their reference?

We have ALWAYS been told that we can not give references but can “confirm someones employment from start date to present (or end date)” but not much else.
 
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Lots of this! **** them @Sir Chadley. You owe them nothing but bare minimum.

In a dream world, what do you see yourself doing and being happy doing it?
Thanks mate. Sorry to hear things haven’t gone so well for you but stick at it!

In my dream world, most of the things I would have loved to have done habe passed me by now. When I left school I wanted to be a sports writer and actually got 2/3rds of the way towards a Cadetship with the old Sun Newspaper. Actually sat in the press box at Shark Park once covering a game for the local paper Engadine District News. Bulldogs beat us 22-4. This would have been 1984 I think. But with only 3 spots available and 100 applicants I didn’t make it. Articles I sent in to the editor came back with red lines all through it with not so nice comments. For a 20 year old, that didn’t sit well and unfortunately I gave up.
 

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Thanks mate. Sorry to hear things haven’t gone so well for you but stick at it!

In my dream world, most of the things I would have loved to have done habe passed me by now. When I left school I wanted to be a sports writer and actually got 2/3rds of the way towards a Cadetship with the old Sun Newspaper. Actually sat in the press box at Shark Park once covering a game for the local paper Engadine District News. Bulldogs beat us 22-4. This would have been 1984 I think. But with only 3 spots available and 100 applicants I didn’t make it. Articles I sent in to the editor came back with red lines all through it with not so nice comments. For a 20 year old, that didn’t sit well and unfortunately I gave up.
You should just start your own little blog thing on a social media.
Thanks mate. Sorry to hear things haven’t gone so well for you but stick at it!

In my dream world, most of the things I would have loved to have done habe passed me by now. When I left school I wanted to be a sports writer and actually got 2/3rds of the way towards a Cadetship with the old Sun Newspaper. Actually sat in the press box at Shark Park once covering a game for the local paper Engadine District News. Bulldogs beat us 22-4. This would have been 1984 I think. But with only 3 spots available and 100 applicants I didn’t make it. Articles I sent in to the editor came back with red lines all through it with not so nice comments. For a 20 year old, that didn’t sit well and unfortunately I gave up.
Chad, I reckon you say “**** it” and start your own little instagram/facebook page.

You can post whatever you want, it’s all engagement. Just be your own most genuine authentic self and write what you wanna write, not what you think people will read.

There is a niche in the market I reckon for an emotionless breakdown of a game, season, highlights.

You could hit up Ryan tilse, 2 sharks fans working together to create a fresh take on sharks/nrl content.

There is nothing stopping you. I’m happy to create the bloody pages for you. Send me your article and I’ll post that bad boy.

I think you’d be surprised at just how quickly your fan base grew
 

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This is an old song I wrote when I thought I was going to be a rapper. Have just been finding myself listening to it a lot.

Im petrified to share this, because my whole persona here comes crashing down as a defence mechanism and that’s confronting af.

If this thread is about being real, then this is as real as I can get.



I've never liked rap music. After listening to that.....I still don't haha.

Who gives a **** though, whatever works for you mate, that's the main thing.
 

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Don’t these people know that they can be liable for their reference?

We have ALWAYS been told that we can not give references but can “confirm someones employment from start date to present (or end date)” but not much else.
I thought this was pretty much standard these days... you give someone a bad reference and these days you're likely to get sued.
 

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I thought this was pretty much standard these days... you give someone a bad reference and these days you're likely to get sued.
In my industry (funds management) people still give proper refences, quite detailed actually. Don't know how it works elsewhere.
 

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Thanks mate. Sorry to hear things haven’t gone so well for you but stick at it!

In my dream world, most of the things I would have loved to have done habe passed me by now. When I left school I wanted to be a sports writer and actually got 2/3rds of the way towards a Cadetship with the old Sun Newspaper. Actually sat in the press box at Shark Park once covering a game for the local paper Engadine District News. Bulldogs beat us 22-4. This would have been 1984 I think. But with only 3 spots available and 100 applicants I didn’t make it. Articles I sent in to the editor came back with red lines all through it with not so nice comments. For a 20 year old, that didn’t sit well and unfortunately I gave up.
Can't put a red line through a podcast ;) I think it's great you've found a way to indulge your passion.

I wouldn't be surprised if half of us on here were frustrated writers. @Gards possibly... @bort perhaps... :)
I wrote a gaming blog for a couple of years. Got some coverage through Kotaku, then then nearly had it acquired by an online publisher. I couldn't do it though, part of the deal was to be on staff and the money was poverty-line levels. Then almost got a writing gig at Atomic PC! The editor loved me, but the head honcho didn't want more 'gaming coverage'... needless to say they're not around anymore!
 

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Thanks mate. Sorry to hear things haven’t gone so well for you but stick at it!

In my dream world, most of the things I would have loved to have done habe passed me by now. When I left school I wanted to be a sports writer and actually got 2/3rds of the way towards a Cadetship with the old Sun Newspaper. Actually sat in the press box at Shark Park once covering a game for the local paper Engadine District News. Bulldogs beat us 22-4. This would have been 1984 I think. But with only 3 spots available and 100 applicants I didn’t make it. Articles I sent in to the editor came back with red lines all through it with not so nice comments. For a 20 year old, that didn’t sit well and unfortunately I gave up.
Did you ever get to hang out with the page 3 girls mate? Ahhh those were the days!
 
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I thought this was pretty much standard these days... you give someone a bad reference and these days you're likely to get sued.
In my industry (funds management) people still give proper refences, quite detailed actually. Don't know how it works elsewhere.

I’m in the Finance Industry and we offer little info in a reference.
Maybe it’s just a policy that my employer has, but in saying that, my wife worked for a big accounting firm and their policy was similar. She is now with a NFP and again, I don’t think she offers much detail when asked to be a referee.
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Can't put a red line through a podcast ;) I think it's great you've found a way to indulge your passion.

I wouldn't be surprised if half of us on here were frustrated writers. @Gards possibly... @bort perhaps... :)
I wrote a gaming blog for a couple of years. Got some coverage through Kotaku, then then nearly had it acquired by an online publisher. I couldn't do it though, part of the deal was to be on staff and the money was poverty-line levels. Then almost got a writing gig at Atomic PC! The editor loved me, but the head honcho didn't want more 'gaming coverage'... needless to say they're not around anymore!

Yea was gunna do a Comms/Media degree (Digital Production) through JMC college but fees were like $10k a year which I couldn't afford and they didn't do HECS so did a business degree at Uni which was about half the cost which I could afford to pay up front each term. Can't say it didn't work out for me better prospects/career wise.

Writers get shafted pretty bad from what I can tell but it's also the sorta thing that anyone can kinda have a crack at with a blog or whatever.

Youtube is where you can do well if you are good at video editing and production and if you can put together good interesting content and have the patience to build your subs on the channel.
 
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I’m in the Finance Industry and we offer little info in a reference.
Maybe it’s just a policy that my employer has, but in saying that, my wife worked for a big accounting firm and their policy was similar. She is now with a NFP and again, I don’t think she offers much detail when asked to be a referee.
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Generally today if a person is happy with a worker who has nominated them, then they'll give a good reference and good detail. Then there is a high % chance that the person is good. But if they are hesitant, start to blame company policy, then there is a pretty good chance the applicant is a dud. But yes, it is still a bit of a lottery.

In my early days in recruitment you could tell a referee that the information was confidential but when new privacy laws came in giving candidates the right to view any references conducted, then confidentiality went out the window.

I'm still amazed though at the number of times candidates give us referees, say it is OK to contact them and the referee pans the hell out of them. There are some people unfortunately who have no idea that they have been terrible in a role despite the feedback given to them along the way. And even if they are dismissed for whatever reason, they always say it is the employer's fault.
 
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Yea was gunna do a Comms/Media degree (Digital Production) through JMC college but fees were like $10k a year which I couldn't afford and they didn't do HECS so did a business degree at Uni which was about half the cost which I could afford to pay up front each term. Can't say it didn't work out for me better prospects/career wise.

Writers get shafted pretty bad from what I can tell but it's also the sorta thing that anyone can kinda have a crack at with a blog or whatever.

Youtube is where you can do well if you are good at video editing and production and if you can put together good interesting content and have the patience to build your subs on the channel.
I love to write but never seem to find the time. I have written one full length play, managed to get it performed once back in 2017 as a member's night with my local theatre company (no takers unfortunately to do it professionally) and I have another two plays I am in the middle of writing.
 

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Yea was gunna do a Comms/Media degree (Digital Production) through JMC college but fees were like $10k a year which I couldn't afford and they didn't do HECS so did a business degree at Uni which was about half the cost which I could afford to pay up front each term. Can't say it didn't work out for me better prospects/career wise.

Writers get shafted pretty bad from what I can tell but it's also the sorta thing that anyone can kinda have a crack at with a blog or whatever.

Youtube is where you can do well if you are good at video editing and production and if you can put together good interesting content and have the patience to build your subs on the channel.
Went to their open day recently. You should see what they charge now.

$11,200 per unit. There are six units in a degree. You can get HECS (fee help) now... but they slug you an additional 20% per unit.

A degree costs $67,200 if you pay up front. $80,640 if you get fee help.
 

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Went to their open day recently. You should see what they charge now.

$11,200 per unit. There are six units in a degree. You can get HECS (fee help) now... but they slug you an additional 20% per unit.

A degree costs $67,200 if you pay up front. $80,640 if you get fee help.
That’s nuts.

Just make an OnlyFans account on the side selling photos of your feet to pay off the debt
 

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Went to their open day recently. You should see what they charge now.

$11,200 per unit. There are six units in a degree. You can get HECS (fee help) now... but they slug you an additional 20% per unit.

A degree costs $67,200 if you pay up front. $80,640 if you get fee help.

Your excel export graphs are ok Burgo

You don't need a fancy $100k degree to tart them up mate. You will never see that money again with the stingy basterds on here
 

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Your excel export graphs are ok Burgo

You don't need a fancy $100k degree to tart them up mate. You will never see that money again with the stingy basterds on here
Haha - wasn’t for me. Son is a muso.

I see Tafe in his future :ROFLMAO:
 
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My father sadly passed away last night. He was a mad Bulldogs fan. I remember him taking me to Sharks, Dogs games back in the day. I remember one game at Belmore that was a unique experience to say the least. If you’re having a beer today, please have one for Barry or Bazza. Cheers!
Sorry to hear mate.
Thoughts are with you and the family.

Cheers to Bazza
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