Thursday, January 10, 2008

New Job!

I have a job!

Gareth starts school later this month. After a long time out of the workforce and many hints by Mr B I have been wondering what I might do.

Nursing doesn't appeal much. It would be a huge amount of studying to get registered and once I did get work it would be unlikely to fit in with school hours and the kids school holidays.

I have all my Natural therapy qualifications from the UK, Indian Head Massage, Swedish Massage and Reflexology. Although my courses gave me International qualifications unfortunately "International" means everywhere except Australia. So without resitting all the courses again I would not be able to be recognised or insured here in Oz.

A job offer has come a little out of the blue from an unexpected source. I am just coming to the end of my guitar making classes and was getting quite down about returning my workshop key to Strato as it has been a wonderful year pottering around learning new skills and meeting new people. Strato asked me if I would be interested in being his assistant on a Thursday evening.

Normally he has 4 students in a class and it ticks along nicely. He is going to try running Thursday nights class with 5 students and me as his assistant. If it works well then my pair of hands can be used to help out with smaller tasks while Strato moves around more freely offering the more expert help. This way 5 people will leave the end of the course with a finished instrument in the same time as 4 would normally have done. As Strato still has a waiting list of people wanting to start the more people that can be making their instruments at any one time the better.

I left the Guitar workshop as a student for the last time this week and go back as an assistant when the new term stars up in two weeks time.

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