Well ... things are very different at the Centrelink office too.
Had my phone interview yesterday morning and was booked in at the Government Job Search Agency that afternoon. I get to sign lots of documents. And apparently after I get a job I have to forward them copies of my payslips for months?!?
She wasn't actually all that bad, it was just the gentle patronising tone that irritated me, and the lock of astonishment when I said I was 40. I wonder how old she had thought I was? She was rather giving me the impression I did not know how to tie up shoe-laces.
Attended Centrelink this morning and normally one arrives; ones name is taken; and one is told to sit down and wait until ones name is called.
Not now. Now they have to make an appointment for me to come back because they only have a limited number of staff able to approve claims. I've never had that happen before. There was a line out the door and nearly around the corner of the building. How many staff have they lost? The poor cookies.
And since I am in the middle of a rant, WHY CAN'T I ACCESS MY SUBJECT LINE TO MAKE A HEADING???? WHERE HAS THE PUBLISH/SAVE BUTTON GONE????
11:38 am Centrelink dude was nice, but the place looks like a desert. They just need a few tumbleweeds. Another lineup out the door. Stacks of other people waiting for their appointment, being subject to one of the morning shows whilst they wait. That vacuum cleaner is starting to look very tempting to me.