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mamamia-user-405278599 January 19, 2021

If you 're going for a job, of course you should do a little bit of research about the company you're hoping will hire you. If not for possible interviews, then do it for yourself. Many organisations will ask about their values and which ones resonate with you etc. If you don't know who you're applying for a job with, why do you expect they would want to employ you? 

mamamia-user-405278599 January 17, 2021

@mamamia-user-482898552 me too.

mamamia-user-405278599 December 25, 2020

As a nurse I've been doing this for years. Buying them online at medical supply stores for super cheap things like DuoDerm which are usually for nasty wounds. You can buy it in one big piece then just cut off what you need and save the rest.

mamamia-user-405278599 November 29, 2020

Why is swimwear hideously expensive (except Kmart)??

mamamia-user-405278599 November 14, 2020

@laura__palmer I've definitely made friends at industry conferences. It's a whole bunch of people with shared interests and often attending alone. Great situation to strike up a conversation by the mediocre coffee station and mini quiche platters.

mamamia-user-405278599 October 31, 2020

Ok, an a nurse I can say I haven't seen/known of men who don't wipe their butts, but there are a whole lotta men who don't wash their penis. Like a staggering amount. The many times when I've had to get up close and personal to insert a catheter have brought many different horrors...

mamamia-user-405278599 October 13, 2020

They all look really different but equally as beautiful with and without makeup.

mamamia-user-405278599 October 13, 2020

I've been using Too Faced eyeshadows for a while now, and just threw out my peach palette a few days ago because it was expired and TBH had been for a while, but the colours were gorgeous and the colour pay-off was amazing. One swipe and the colour was full on. I'm not working at the moment but Safeway has 50% all makeup so I got a Revlon palette hoping for the best, but you need to use 3 times as much to get the same effect. Looking forward to working again so I can go back to the Too Faced stuff. I also found Benefit's foundation really matched my skin tone, didn't wear off and felt really nice. But now I'm onto the Maybelline FitMe which is fine, and half my face is hidden under a mask anyway.

mamamia-user-405278599 October 6, 2020

I also had a dumb boy that I had a massive crush on back in the day tease me about my arm hair. Back in 2000. I was so self-conscious. I tried bleaching, shaving, waxing. Now I do a mix of at-home laser and trimming with the trimmer end of my razor and that works fine for me.

mamamia-user-405278599 September 26, 2020

@ski I agree about the plastic junk and was disappointed the Ooshies had come back but our store has a recycling bin for them and their wrappers. Apparently "Ooshies are shredded, cleaned and melted into plastic pellets. These pellets go on to help to make new recycled products such as garden beds, decks, fences and benches".

mamamia-user-405278599 September 8, 2020

Interesting use of an old fashioned cloth nappy pin on those pants.

mamamia-user-405278599 September 5, 2020

The lighting and makeup on Ashley Graham though...

mamamia-user-405278599 September 5, 2020

Are we calling these tights? Not leggings? I was hoping for an article on actual tights, but I have found my favourite tights yet by Snag. 100% recommend.

mamamia-user-405278599 September 5, 2020

It'd be great to see a dermatologist but the cost can be prohibitively expensive, especially if ongoing appointments and treatments are needed.

mamamia-user-405278599 August 26, 2020

It's not even discussing health properly, it's discussing the meaningless word 'wellness;. Pete has opinions (a lot, obviously) but his opinions are not relevant in this context. Science matters, health literacy matters. As a fat registered nurse of too many years to count, this clown having such a big platform and so many followers (or as they'd say "sheeple") is horribly disappointing but more than that it's dangerous. None of us actual registered, educated and qualified health professionals are putting our lives at risk to be met with conspiracy theories. If you don't believe in or be treated for COVID19 if you get it, then don't. Treat yourself with sunshine and bare feet, maybe some bone broth or homeopathics. If you want to believe in 'big pharma' and 5G and all the other utter nonsense, that's up to you. But stay in your lane, and leave the public health stuff to the professionals.

mamamia-user-405278599 August 18, 2020

"You are a young man, you have some difficulties. You and I both know that," the judge said, according to The Age. "So you've got to face up to the difficulties, and I'm going to monitor how you do it."

This comment makes me feel sick. We know men who choke their partners are at a much higher risk of killing a partner. This kind of comment sounds like he stole a pair of shoes from Kmart, not bashing a woman to eath and smashing her head in with a concrete block. If he has such a severe mental illness, then give him a long stint at Thomas Embling. Do we just wait for a third (who knows if there's more victims) victim to turn up severely injured or dead? 

mamamia-user-405278599 August 18, 2020

I'll be heading into this type of work (different setting, same job) soon as a 'break' from my regular area. I haven't donned full PPE for at least 5 years and I still remember what it felt like (the heat, the sweat, the temptation to scratch that facial itch). Even then, it didn't include a visor and it was only a surgical mask. It's scary, but it's absolutely critical that we have competent and willing people doing these jobs. A hearty distanced pat on the back for all of you, and I wish we could all get a bit of danger pay for this.

mamamia-user-405278599 July 29, 2020

I had a baby this year, and I have a newborn nephew. We've seen each other once since he was born. I haven't been able to go to a new parents group, or a playgroup, or even maternal and child health appointments. My parents can't visit their baby grandchild. My older child can't see her friends or family. I now have zero physical supports apart from my partner. I fear for all the women and families having babies this year, especially first time parents.

mamamia-user-405278599 June 27, 2020

I see a curly hair specialist in Melbourne ( and they are bloody amazing. I could never find a hairdresser who knew how to cut my hair, and so I hated in for the first 34 years of my life. But these guys always dry cut to make sure your curl pattern is followed. Since seeing them, all I use is a detangling spray (O&M Know Knott). That's all I need. They also do the best curly fringes and afros. Highly, highly recommend.

mamamia-user-405278599 June 15, 2020

This is yet another american article. A Bachelor of Nursing in Australia costs around $7350 for most people (CSPs). I don't think the grad programs over there provide as much support as ours do. I've been nursing for 13 years, and I too was a little naive at the start. I have been assaulted, abused, threatened and scared by patients and clients over the year, and yes sometimes it hasn't been managed well by the hospital. Everyone who works with patients will experience these  types of behaviours. They're not acceptable but you are seeing people (and their families) at generally the worst times of their lives, or when they aren't capable of managing their behaviour due to an illness, drugs, alcohol or mental illness. Incidents need to be reported to management via riskman or similar but you also need to report them to your union (ANMF in Australia). Make use of clinical supervision or peer support or whatever your workplace has in place. If you get nowhere and no help, find a different job. That's one of the good things about nursing, there is always another job. And abuse and assault doesn't just happen in acute wards or ED or psych. My worst assault happened in a geriatric ward. It wasn't dealt with well by management, so I left. I have a job in nursing now that I love. There's a nursing role for all of us, you just need to find the one that fits you the best.

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