This skips my pet peeve. Employees requesting to have a reference from a recent employer or manager. Who provides a SAHMs reference?
Yes! The first time I took anti-depressants was when I'd finished another round of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and following a healthy diet with lots of exercise and reasonable sleep. I knew I needed them because I was on holiday on the Sunshine Coast, walking on the beach on a beautiful sunny day without a care in the world, and still felt like I was walking in a cold, miserable, foggy day. I started the anti-depressants and the CBT and everything became easy. The sun started to make things look brighter again and I felt warm. Warm and relaxed like I hadn't felt for ages. So, do the work, but give yourself a break: take the anti-depressants too.
As a white Australian, I’m appalled by the Government’s treatment of this family of refugees. My extended family includes a Somalian refugee and a Philippine as well as Britons. You are welcome. You belong here if you want to live here.
If Victoria has its usual luck this will start a train of new infections here, meanwhile Queensland and NSW won’t have one new case.
When my kids were 3 and 4, my husband forgot to wish me a happy birthday. I hadn’t bought my birthday present. When he came home, I told him he was looking after the kids because my birthday present was a night in a (basic) hotel alone. I dined alone without compromising on time or food preferences. It was great!
@cat, the Australian constitution doesn’t say that. The states took over the running of quarantine in line with Federal standards.
It’s not about point scoring if the public think that only the Victorian Government is responsible for the dire financial problems of sole traders. The Federal Government is half responsible.
I thought everyone knew this. That’s why it’s not a big deal, and actually good news, if the child plays up for their parents.
Well said. Some things in life aren’t a competition. Sometimes, instead of deciding who won the suffering competition, we have to give ourselves a participation trophy. We were there. We came last. But we were there.
It’s all started back up again. I’m unable to do anything except doom scroll until the presser starts. I turn it off soon after the questions start because they make me too angry. I then spend a few hours worrying over who has the virus and how far the latest cases have spread it and what that means for ending lockdown. Today’s news was so terrible, I try to keep the faith that we will beat this again. But, it’s hard. The news today filled me with dread. .
What has the Victorian Government done wrong this time?
A pair of puppies from the same litter for my children aged 11&12. The dogs bonded with each other and were too much work and expense to be enjoyable. I should have got 1.
@km maybe I’d feel the same if I wasn’t in Melbourne and I could forget that there’s no guarantee that the lockdown will end in 7 days.
Thanks for this article. It does help me understand better.
The poor woman. I hope she feels better now. I think a lot of people, especially in Melbourne, were feeling particularly stressed and unhappy and projecting this as rage on anyone who seemed to be flouting the rules or even hinting that they were doing it tough. It's no excuse for the unkindness, but it wasn't personal, it was just an unpleasant manifestation of collective grief. People were being unkind and ungenerous in all kinds of settings.
It is very hard for you and everyone who has family overseas. I wish that more people would get vaccinated (if they can) and that other countries would stop being so cavalier about Covid. The borders will remain shut until this is under control everywhere either through vaccine-induced herd immunity, a cure, or eradication. At the rate of the current vaccine roll-out in Australia, it will be 2023 before Australia achieves sufficient herd immunity to open the borders, but that assumes the AZ vaccine works on the mutations. It's not weak to feel the pain of this very difficult time. It shows courage and love to stare reality in the face like you are doing. Keep up the good work.
@rush. Yes, it could have been a great opportunity for Seven to start trying to educate their audience about how the social context has changed, but it seemed like they just want to bemoan the fact that it has.