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mamamia-user-405278599 January 23, 2022

As a registered nurse of 15 years, looking on and off for what new jobs are out there, I consistently see jobs advertised for 'little-experiences registered nurse and doctors' for cosmetic injecting positions. They're looking for grads or people with a year of two of general experience. They pay pretty well compared to what a grad would earn without shift work that provides the penalty rate incentive. I've thought about it briefly as a side-gig, but have the self-awareness to know where I lack knowledge and don't want to be in a position to wreck a person's face. I can definitely see how it can appeal to people though - good pay, free or discounted treatments for yourself, no nights, no COVID work. 

mamamia-user-405278599 January 18, 2022

I thought I was weird for thinking the same thing. I hate 'little man' (and hubby, especially 'hubs'). They're not little men, they're babies, toddlers, kids. It just another way of skipping a time when boys could be developing 'person' skills, not going straight to 'manly' responsibilities. 

mamamia-user-405278599 January 17, 2022

@millie1986 and everyone seems to forget the was the leader of the James Hardie lawsuit

mamamia-user-405278599 December 29, 2021

I cannot stand ModelCo mascaras. They're so dry and need so much product and then of course they get clumpy. But sparse and clumpy. Yuck.

mamamia-user-405278599 December 18, 2021

@mlb3 Yes! So thankful for my colleagues who have volunteered to work Christmas Day this year. I'll be back on Boxing day and the days following but lucky to get the 25th off this year.

mamamia-user-405278599 December 18, 2021

Interesting theory. I just find him funny and attractive which is a good enough reason for me. Having dated KK and Ariana makes me wonder if he's actually as down to earth as he seems.

mamamia-user-405278599 December 18, 2021

All this time I thought Bingo was an older brother. I don't watch it carefully but do enjoy it. No idea why I thought that.

mamamia-user-405278599 November 24, 2021

My low socioeconomic school didn't even have a formal. No formals, no debs, no fun dressing up things at all. On the upside, they haven't had any reunions either.

mamamia-user-405278599 November 24, 2021

I watched this yesterday. It's really well made and the acting is fantastic. I felt uncomfortable for the whole movie but I'm glad I watched it.

mamamia-user-405278599 November 24, 2021

I ticked a lot of these boxes and so did my friends at primary school. Then I went to highschool (a private girls school) and suddenly I was poor. The school had a ski club with many members (I had been to the snow once when I was very young for  a day of tobogganing). People had individual singing lessons in class time. Holiday homes. New cars (on the rare occasion I got a lift to school, I asked my mum to park 100m from school so nobody saw our old bomb). Friends  with tennis courts. Friends with tennis courts AND swimming pools. A completely different world.

mamamia-user-405278599 November 21, 2021

Your friends and colleagues sound horrible. I don't talk about my size and neither do my friends or family. I can't imagine being someone who think those kinds of comments are ok, but even worse is that they actually think this way anyway. 

mamamia-user-405278599 November 11, 2021

I didn't have an anaesthetic for my IUD insertion but my gynaecologist did give me the green sucker which meant I just chatted away happily through whole thing, even though she kept having issues with my vaginal walls wanting to close in on her.

mamamia-user-405278599 November 5, 2021

Ah of course, the ubiquitous $100+ t shirt. How have a lived my life without one?

mamamia-user-405278599 November 5, 2021

All of this. Barber's comment was absolutely not aimed at abuse survivors or sex workers. I work with people in both these categories and find it unlikely they would have made a link between the Emrata/Barber comment and themselves. It's a big reach. It's a complicated issue, but as you quoted, Emily makes money off her money and will continue to do so because she likes it and it makes her money. To make an irreverent comment on a very privileged, very rich, very conventionally attractive and very clever white woman like this and make it into a huge deal is just stupid.

mamamia-user-405278599 November 3, 2021

I don't think we're afraid of them. 'Geriatric millennials' started working with Baby Boomers as their bosses (also the generation of our parents which always makes me laugh when they point out the flaws in the ways our generation behave because they literally made us). We have BB who refuse to retire until their late 60s-70s, whether due to personal choice or a lack in superannuation. So we have had to work in entry level jobs for years, despite it being banged into us in school that we needed a degree at least. Everyone has to start somewhere, but I don't think it's been acknowledged enough that it's hard to work in a role where your full scope of practice isn't allowed, your pay hardly covers living expenses (rent and utilities- not avocado) and you're constantly told your generation are just a big pack of whingers. I have a degree and post-grad qualification, I'm very experienced in my career of choice, and I;m happy enough. I don't adore my job, but it's a job, not a hobby. I do manage a whole lot of Gen Z, fresh out of school and in their first years of uni. And I love them. They're open, friendly, hardworking and professional. They work well as a team and take personal responsibility. i don't see the need for rivalry, it's so superficial. Get to know them and you'll find out their great.

mamamia-user-405278599 November 3, 2021

All fine but they're too young to see that they're the same as we were ath their age. 

mamamia-user-405278599 November 3, 2021

As someone who carers for people with ostomy bags of all sorts, thank you. People are often so ashamed of them, especially when something goes wrong, like a base plate coming off or a faulty bag. Nothing to be ashamed of!

mamamia-user-405278599 October 27, 2021

I'm confused as to why people should say 'I'm confused'. 

mamamia-user-405278599 October 27, 2021

I often work with women who have had their children removed or will have their baby removed as soon as it's born. It's hard. The women have all had traumas, either childhood, as an adult or their entire life. But I still find it really hard to see past the impact their behaviour has on their children. It's a cycle that just keeps repeating. It's intergenerational. I also see men and women without children, who should have been removed from their families when they were children. They have such awful childhood trauma that they cannot function as adults and abuse drugs and alcohol, have no care for their wellbeing and suffer mental health issues directly linked back to their childhoods. 

mamamia-user-405278599 October 7, 2021

I've often thought of doing midwifery as it's only an extra year of studying for me, but I really don't think I could cope with this. This is why I haven't studied midwifery. I care for adults who die, but babies are just different somehow.