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  • claypot posted on August 13, 2003 at 5:41 am

    🙂 good to have you back!

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    • beverly posted on August 13, 2003 at 6:06 am

      It’s nice to be back.. LOADS of catching up to do now!!

      Reply
  • pinkblush posted on August 13, 2003 at 5:42 am

    CONGRATS on…

    graduating,

    Microsoft job,

    Aussie PR

    and last but not least,

    3yr anni with Chris! 🙂

    You are one very lucky and blessed girl, Bev 🙂

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    • beverly posted on August 13, 2003 at 6:03 am

      Hehe thanks! Amazing that Chris and I have been dating for 3 years.. it seems almost like a lifetime 😛

      Reply
  • tsubi posted on August 13, 2003 at 6:16 am

    oh wow that WOULD be impressive if you got the Microsoft job! I’m sure you will too! You are so lucky gal, and that would be a very impressive addition to your resume!

    Congrats on your 3 years anniversary!

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    • beverly posted on August 13, 2003 at 6:08 pm

      I’m soooo hoping I DO get it, free drinks all round if I do 😛

      Reply
  • pei posted on August 13, 2003 at 7:31 am

    Congratulations on everything Beverly!!! Isn’t it great to be 21 and feel totally on top of the world? ;D

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    • beverly posted on August 13, 2003 at 6:07 pm

      it DOES feel pretty great 😀 But I don’t want to be TOO happy yet, cos it’s not like I got the job yet!

      Reply
  • claypot posted on August 13, 2003 at 5:41 am

    🙂 good to have you back!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 13, 2003 at 6:06 am

      It’s nice to be back.. LOADS of catching up to do now!!

      Reply
  • pinkblush posted on August 13, 2003 at 5:42 am

    CONGRATS on…

    graduating,

    Microsoft job,

    Aussie PR

    and last but not least,

    3yr anni with Chris! 🙂

    You are one very lucky and blessed girl, Bev 🙂

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 13, 2003 at 6:03 am

      Hehe thanks! Amazing that Chris and I have been dating for 3 years.. it seems almost like a lifetime 😛

      Reply
  • tsubi posted on August 13, 2003 at 6:16 am

    oh wow that WOULD be impressive if you got the Microsoft job! I’m sure you will too! You are so lucky gal, and that would be a very impressive addition to your resume!

    Congrats on your 3 years anniversary!

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    • beverly posted on August 13, 2003 at 6:08 pm

      I’m soooo hoping I DO get it, free drinks all round if I do 😛

      Reply
  • pei posted on August 13, 2003 at 7:31 am

    Congratulations on everything Beverly!!! Isn’t it great to be 21 and feel totally on top of the world? ;D

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    • beverly posted on August 13, 2003 at 6:07 pm

      it DOES feel pretty great 😀 But I don’t want to be TOO happy yet, cos it’s not like I got the job yet!

      Reply
  • ajc3 posted on August 13, 2003 at 8:28 pm

    beware

    microsoft is on the shit list of governments beacause of the latest worm, a job agreed to now does not promise a job 5 months from now… i suggest you check out reh hat… the us and german and soon all the other european powers will b switching over to it soon, their symbol on the stock exchange is rhat.. good luck bev… tony

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    • beverly posted on August 15, 2003 at 5:25 am

      Re: beware

      Heh, no way am I going to pass over a Microsoft job! Even if I don’t like it I’ll just stick with it because it’ll look good on my resume.. and I’ve always wanted to know what it would be like to work in a massive IT corporation like that.

      Reply
  • cherrytea posted on August 13, 2003 at 9:46 pm

    Congrats, Bev! 😀 Very happy for you! As for smartness… Much of it is how you fare in the interview and how well the company feels you match their work ethic and atmosphere, and when it comes to the social aspects, you seem to have it made! 🙂 Well done!

    -Xiu.

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    • beverly posted on August 15, 2003 at 5:26 am

      Hehe I hope you’re right! Or maybe they just need a certain number of female in the IT department and I’m a token female person 😛

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      • cherrytea posted on August 24, 2003 at 11:38 pm

        Hehehe… token. Actually, Australia’s Equal-Opportunity Employment regulations state that a workplace has to be at least 25% female! I think, anyway. Or maybe it’s the number of ppl who are interviewed. But I doubt that’s the case. My impression is Australia is the most tolerant, open-minded, equal-opportunity country in the world. 🙂 I hope so, anyway!!!

        But then, the dept I work in is just 25% female, too… Hmm… ;P Good luck getting the job!

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        • beverly posted on August 26, 2003 at 3:20 am

          Heh yeah, I did hear something about a % of workers HAVING to be female. In my course, only 20-25% are female so I guess I have a pretty good chance overall, thanks to my gender!!

          Reply
  • xgirl76 posted on August 14, 2003 at 2:12 am

    Hi Bev, nice to “see” you back again 🙂 Congrats on graduating, your anniversary and being asked to apply to MS! That must make you feel great about yourself!

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    • beverly posted on August 15, 2003 at 5:26 am

      Thanks 🙂 All that *did* help cos the past month or so has been just awful :T

      Reply
  • babyflite posted on August 14, 2003 at 2:16 am

    you lucky girl! so your PR stuff is all settled? i’m still waiting to hear back from them. i think they have a massive amount of applications to process so it’s taking a while. bleah!

    anyway good to have you back and i’m glad everything worked out for you! 🙂

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    • beverly posted on August 15, 2003 at 5:27 am

      Yeah! Just about to send off the temp PR form that grants me bacially PR rights (ie. unlimited working hrs) until the real PR gets granted.

      I apply to the ACS just before I apply for temp PR and just sent a copy of the ACS application along with the temp PR application and that’s all they need. It’s all a really tight schedule cos my visa expires end of the month, but the Immigration people said I can fit it all in on time *whew*

      Are you on a temp PR yet or waiting for one or..?

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      • babyflite posted on August 15, 2003 at 5:41 am

        oh i’m on my bridging visa now. is that the same as a temp PR? coz i am allowed to work full time but they don’t actually stamp anything in my passport and i’m not supposed to leave australia unless i apply for another visa. i’ve been a little lazy so far looking for a job though. :Þ

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        • beverly posted on August 15, 2003 at 9:27 pm

          Uhm.. yeah I think it’s the same – it lasts for 6 months right? And yeah, you can work full-time, which is cool cos if you get a full-time job, you can start working! How long did it take for you to get the bridging one after applying for it? I’m hoping a week or two *crosses fingers*

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          • babyflite posted on August 15, 2003 at 9:30 pm

            they don’t actually send you the bridging visa. but once they’ve confirmed with you that they received your application, you’re fine. they’ll send you a letter. 🙂

          • beverly posted on August 15, 2003 at 9:53 pm

            Oh!! So the bridging visa is just a letter or something? And then when you get proper PR they’ll send it to you? Weird.. Ah well, as long as I get it 😉

          • babyflite posted on August 15, 2003 at 10:01 pm

            the letter i received says that they have a huge volume of application to be processed at the moment, so confirmation of a bridging visa will be delayed. but according to my lawyer once they receive your application you should be fine. 🙂

          • beverly posted on August 16, 2003 at 3:13 am

            Oh cool, that’s a relief! Man I can’t wait to get my bridging/temp visa – Once I do I can relax fully..

            Atm I’m waiting for my Uni to give me my letter of completion and official transcript.. which I”ll get next week. Then I’ll apply to ACS and for temp PR simultaneously!

  • ajc3 posted on August 13, 2003 at 8:28 pm

    beware

    microsoft is on the shit list of governments beacause of the latest worm, a job agreed to now does not promise a job 5 months from now… i suggest you check out reh hat… the us and german and soon all the other european powers will b switching over to it soon, their symbol on the stock exchange is rhat.. good luck bev… tony

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    • beverly posted on August 15, 2003 at 5:25 am

      Re: beware

      Heh, no way am I going to pass over a Microsoft job! Even if I don’t like it I’ll just stick with it because it’ll look good on my resume.. and I’ve always wanted to know what it would be like to work in a massive IT corporation like that.

      Reply
  • cherrytea posted on August 13, 2003 at 9:46 pm

    Congrats, Bev! 😀 Very happy for you! As for smartness… Much of it is how you fare in the interview and how well the company feels you match their work ethic and atmosphere, and when it comes to the social aspects, you seem to have it made! 🙂 Well done!

    -Xiu.

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    • beverly posted on August 15, 2003 at 5:26 am

      Hehe I hope you’re right! Or maybe they just need a certain number of female in the IT department and I’m a token female person 😛

      Reply
      • cherrytea posted on August 24, 2003 at 11:38 pm

        Hehehe… token. Actually, Australia’s Equal-Opportunity Employment regulations state that a workplace has to be at least 25% female! I think, anyway. Or maybe it’s the number of ppl who are interviewed. But I doubt that’s the case. My impression is Australia is the most tolerant, open-minded, equal-opportunity country in the world. 🙂 I hope so, anyway!!!

        But then, the dept I work in is just 25% female, too… Hmm… ;P Good luck getting the job!

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        • beverly posted on August 26, 2003 at 3:20 am

          Heh yeah, I did hear something about a % of workers HAVING to be female. In my course, only 20-25% are female so I guess I have a pretty good chance overall, thanks to my gender!!

          Reply
  • Anonymous posted on August 14, 2003 at 7:55 am

    Blah Blah Blah..

    Got PR…

    Got CSIRO…

    Got Microsoft…

    Show Off!!!!!! :p

    Mr Anonymous

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    • beverly posted on August 15, 2003 at 5:30 am

      *pinches* are you saying you aren’t happy for me? 😛

      Nah, if all that hadn’t happened, I would still be grumpy as hell and wallowing in my own self-pity, so I guess it’s good timing.. haven’t “got Microsoft” though, not counting my chickens before they’re hatched ‘cos I’m sure lots of people want the job and it’s a bit mad to assume I’ll be chosen over a few hundred people, y’know? But just having the offer makes me feel good, so I don’t care 😛

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  • hartziggity posted on August 14, 2003 at 8:38 am

    Nice to see you back! I was starting to get worried! Hope that MS job works out well for you. Don’t let ’em get you into anything illegal, now! ; )

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    • beverly posted on August 15, 2003 at 5:30 am

      Yeah.. I hope SO bad I get the Microsoft job.. and I promise I won’t start hacking Windows or anything 😉

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  • xgirl76 posted on August 14, 2003 at 2:12 am

    Hi Bev, nice to “see” you back again 🙂 Congrats on graduating, your anniversary and being asked to apply to MS! That must make you feel great about yourself!

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    • beverly posted on August 15, 2003 at 5:26 am

      Thanks 🙂 All that *did* help cos the past month or so has been just awful :T

      Reply
  • babyflite posted on August 14, 2003 at 2:16 am

    you lucky girl! so your PR stuff is all settled? i’m still waiting to hear back from them. i think they have a massive amount of applications to process so it’s taking a while. bleah!

    anyway good to have you back and i’m glad everything worked out for you! 🙂

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 15, 2003 at 5:27 am

      Yeah! Just about to send off the temp PR form that grants me bacially PR rights (ie. unlimited working hrs) until the real PR gets granted.

      I apply to the ACS just before I apply for temp PR and just sent a copy of the ACS application along with the temp PR application and that’s all they need. It’s all a really tight schedule cos my visa expires end of the month, but the Immigration people said I can fit it all in on time *whew*

      Are you on a temp PR yet or waiting for one or..?

      Reply
      • babyflite posted on August 15, 2003 at 5:41 am

        oh i’m on my bridging visa now. is that the same as a temp PR? coz i am allowed to work full time but they don’t actually stamp anything in my passport and i’m not supposed to leave australia unless i apply for another visa. i’ve been a little lazy so far looking for a job though. :Þ

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        • beverly posted on August 15, 2003 at 9:27 pm

          Uhm.. yeah I think it’s the same – it lasts for 6 months right? And yeah, you can work full-time, which is cool cos if you get a full-time job, you can start working! How long did it take for you to get the bridging one after applying for it? I’m hoping a week or two *crosses fingers*

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          • babyflite posted on August 15, 2003 at 9:30 pm

            they don’t actually send you the bridging visa. but once they’ve confirmed with you that they received your application, you’re fine. they’ll send you a letter. 🙂

          • beverly posted on August 15, 2003 at 9:53 pm

            Oh!! So the bridging visa is just a letter or something? And then when you get proper PR they’ll send it to you? Weird.. Ah well, as long as I get it 😉

          • babyflite posted on August 15, 2003 at 10:01 pm

            the letter i received says that they have a huge volume of application to be processed at the moment, so confirmation of a bridging visa will be delayed. but according to my lawyer once they receive your application you should be fine. 🙂

          • beverly posted on August 16, 2003 at 3:13 am

            Oh cool, that’s a relief! Man I can’t wait to get my bridging/temp visa – Once I do I can relax fully..

            Atm I’m waiting for my Uni to give me my letter of completion and official transcript.. which I”ll get next week. Then I’ll apply to ACS and for temp PR simultaneously!

  • Anonymous posted on August 14, 2003 at 7:55 am

    Blah Blah Blah..

    Got PR…

    Got CSIRO…

    Got Microsoft…

    Show Off!!!!!! :p

    Mr Anonymous

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    • beverly posted on August 15, 2003 at 5:30 am

      *pinches* are you saying you aren’t happy for me? 😛

      Nah, if all that hadn’t happened, I would still be grumpy as hell and wallowing in my own self-pity, so I guess it’s good timing.. haven’t “got Microsoft” though, not counting my chickens before they’re hatched ‘cos I’m sure lots of people want the job and it’s a bit mad to assume I’ll be chosen over a few hundred people, y’know? But just having the offer makes me feel good, so I don’t care 😛

      Reply
  • hartziggity posted on August 14, 2003 at 8:38 am

    Nice to see you back! I was starting to get worried! Hope that MS job works out well for you. Don’t let ’em get you into anything illegal, now! ; )

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    • beverly posted on August 15, 2003 at 5:30 am

      Yeah.. I hope SO bad I get the Microsoft job.. and I promise I won’t start hacking Windows or anything 😉

      Reply
  • Anonymous posted on August 15, 2003 at 12:24 am

    Hey Bev! Congrats on graduating! You don’t think you’re THAT smart? I think you ARE! I bet you never got a single PASS and CREDIT in your entire Uni life hehehehehehehehhehehehehe

    GOOD LUCK GIRL!

    Erin

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    • beverly posted on August 15, 2003 at 5:31 am

      Hahaha… wishful thinking! But nah, out of everyone in my course I’m sitting around the average, I just got really lucky with CSIRO and *maybe* Microsoft!

      Reply
  • Anonymous posted on August 15, 2003 at 6:13 am

    You’re back!!

    Hi Bev!
    Great to see you back! Congrats on graduating, the potential Microsoft job and most of all, your and Chris’ 3rd year anniversary…that’s so brilliant!!!!

    OT: I’ve been trying ALL day to get on to the MUA site at work and home and I can’t get in!!!! I was just wondering if you were having the same problem? I guess so because it wasn’t working from home or work but I just got my SP order tonight and SOOOOOOO much wanted to post about it on the B&B board! It’s all so YUMMMM!! Anyway, do you think it would have anything to do with that super worm virus? I hope MUA is alright!!!

    =:) Lisa (BerryD)

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    • Anonymous posted on August 15, 2003 at 2:41 pm

      Re: You’re back!!

      Oh wow….it’s the blackouts in New York and Canada! Here I am worried I can’t get onto MUA and millions of people are without power! =:( I should read the news more often!

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      • beverly posted on August 15, 2003 at 9:25 pm

        Re: You’re back!!

        Wow.. what caused the blackouts? But heh, I’m like you, I never read the news :T

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    • beverly posted on August 15, 2003 at 9:26 pm

      Re: You’re back!!

      Thanks Lisa! You rock 🙂

      MUA’s back up now.. apparently the power outages made it die? How’s your SP order? Actually I’ll go check out the MUA boards right after this 😛 I got my LSOB order and loooove everything – will post reviews soon. I’m also gonna order from AD again, caaaan’t resssisstttt 😉

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      • Anonymous posted on August 17, 2003 at 1:38 am

        Re: You’re back!!

        Hope you found my post! I went nuts about my SP order! Love the Lemon stuff the MOST!!! Couldn’t wear it yesterday as I’ve got a cold and it was making me sneeze!!! Can’t wait to read about your LSOB. I hear ya re AD …they’re on my list again too! Tho’ I still haven’t got the other half of my stuff! Amber said to let her know if it doesn’t come, I’ll give it 2 more working days!

        Lise

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        • beverly posted on August 18, 2003 at 6:10 am

          Re: You’re back!!

          Yeah I found it, glad you liked your SP order.. Sherri is super sweet 🙂 Her Lemon Drop Cookie is sooo divine. I’ve finished all the LSOB thingys so will post reviews tomorrow or as soon as I can!

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  • Anonymous posted on August 15, 2003 at 12:24 am

    Hey Bev! Congrats on graduating! You don’t think you’re THAT smart? I think you ARE! I bet you never got a single PASS and CREDIT in your entire Uni life hehehehehehehehhehehehehe

    GOOD LUCK GIRL!

    Erin

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    • beverly posted on August 15, 2003 at 5:31 am

      Hahaha… wishful thinking! But nah, out of everyone in my course I’m sitting around the average, I just got really lucky with CSIRO and *maybe* Microsoft!

      Reply
  • Anonymous posted on August 15, 2003 at 6:13 am

    You’re back!!

    Hi Bev!
    Great to see you back! Congrats on graduating, the potential Microsoft job and most of all, your and Chris’ 3rd year anniversary…that’s so brilliant!!!!

    OT: I’ve been trying ALL day to get on to the MUA site at work and home and I can’t get in!!!! I was just wondering if you were having the same problem? I guess so because it wasn’t working from home or work but I just got my SP order tonight and SOOOOOOO much wanted to post about it on the B&B board! It’s all so YUMMMM!! Anyway, do you think it would have anything to do with that super worm virus? I hope MUA is alright!!!

    =:) Lisa (BerryD)

    Reply
    • Anonymous posted on August 15, 2003 at 2:41 pm

      Re: You’re back!!

      Oh wow….it’s the blackouts in New York and Canada! Here I am worried I can’t get onto MUA and millions of people are without power! =:( I should read the news more often!

      Reply
      • beverly posted on August 15, 2003 at 9:25 pm

        Re: You’re back!!

        Wow.. what caused the blackouts? But heh, I’m like you, I never read the news :T

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    • beverly posted on August 15, 2003 at 9:26 pm

      Re: You’re back!!

      Thanks Lisa! You rock 🙂

      MUA’s back up now.. apparently the power outages made it die? How’s your SP order? Actually I’ll go check out the MUA boards right after this 😛 I got my LSOB order and loooove everything – will post reviews soon. I’m also gonna order from AD again, caaaan’t resssisstttt 😉

      Reply
      • Anonymous posted on August 17, 2003 at 1:38 am

        Re: You’re back!!

        Hope you found my post! I went nuts about my SP order! Love the Lemon stuff the MOST!!! Couldn’t wear it yesterday as I’ve got a cold and it was making me sneeze!!! Can’t wait to read about your LSOB. I hear ya re AD …they’re on my list again too! Tho’ I still haven’t got the other half of my stuff! Amber said to let her know if it doesn’t come, I’ll give it 2 more working days!

        Lise

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        • beverly posted on August 18, 2003 at 6:10 am

          Re: You’re back!!

          Yeah I found it, glad you liked your SP order.. Sherri is super sweet 🙂 Her Lemon Drop Cookie is sooo divine. I’ve finished all the LSOB thingys so will post reviews tomorrow or as soon as I can!

          Reply
  • tracyhuang posted on August 15, 2003 at 7:29 pm

    Congrats, Bev!

    I’m glad it all worked out. I’m so happy for you 🙂

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    • beverly posted on August 15, 2003 at 9:24 pm

      Thanks Tracy! Hopefully the Microsoft job will work out as well 🙂

      Reply
  • tracyhuang posted on August 15, 2003 at 7:29 pm

    Congrats, Bev!

    I’m glad it all worked out. I’m so happy for you 🙂

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 15, 2003 at 9:24 pm

      Thanks Tracy! Hopefully the Microsoft job will work out as well 🙂

      Reply

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