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posted on August 30, 2003 at 10:27 pm
hmm $40 a week? that’s pretty good actually considering you’re paying full-fare heh. but then you were ani international student and our gowvernment is too stingy to give international students travel concessions so you were paying full fare all along, right?
posted on August 31, 2003 at 12:31 am
Really? I know it’s more than driving (cos have to pay road tolls, etc), but I’ve never paid $40/wk for transport before so I really feel the pinch :X
posted on August 30, 2003 at 10:49 pm
I am so excited for you, babe. Congratulations on this incredible new job.. I have honestly not been this happy for somebody in a really long time.
PS. I TOTALLY do that whole “pick out the outfit the day before” routine. It makes me feel more confident, prepared.. and not so much stressed out the big day. xxoo
Awww thanks!! I’m really glad you’re happy for me 🙂 And yeah, this is the first time I’ve been this organised to start work the next day *lol* But since I get up at 6, I NEED to be organised since I’ll be running around like a mad chicken.
posted on August 31, 2003 at 8:37 am
I also pick out clothes the day before too. It gives me something to look forward to.
BTW, Beverly the outfit that you picked out sounds great. I know the great feeling of absolutely doing *nothing*. I’m going to miss it when I start school.
posted on September 1, 2003 at 4:50 am
Ahhh school holidays are great, I love just bumming my butt off 😉 I guess i’ll have weekends completely off so I’ll be looking forward to those!
posted on August 31, 2003 at 5:17 am
“Did grocery shopping and bought 2 pairs of *gorgeous* shoes”? so shoes count as ‘grocery’ shopping, huh? LOL 🙂 anyway a big furry CONGRATS for scoring! 🙂 hope you’ll have truckloads of fun on your first day! 🙂 *waves*
posted on September 1, 2003 at 4:52 am
Heheh that came out wrong, honest! I meant to say “I did grocery shopping” then “I bought 2 pairs of shoes”.. but heck, I guess shoes were a necessity so it sorta counts 😛
posted on August 31, 2003 at 7:04 am
How much do you get paid by microsoft? like per hour and week? i wanna work there too!!
posted on September 1, 2003 at 4:51 am
Ahh.. I don’t think it’s really kosher to blab publicly what I earn, so I prefer not too! But it’s basic IT graduate pay, really 🙂
posted on September 1, 2003 at 5:05 am
jst give me a range pls!! 15-25?
posted on September 2, 2003 at 3:51 am
Uhm.. about 35-40k/yr
posted on September 3, 2003 at 6:00 am
AFTER OR BEFORE TAX?
posted on August 31, 2003 at 8:38 am
Congrats on getting the job, bev!
I used to pay full-fare for my bus fares in Oz too and at that time, the weekly pass was only $34 I think. STA keeps increasing the prices !@$@$&!@&!#@!
STA *just* increased their prices AGAIN this month and I stupidly didn’t know this ahead of time, or I could’ve bought my $40 passes for cheaper 🙁 I’m really peeved cos I’m *just* outside the smallest zone, so just cos I’m about 2 bus stops further, my pass goes from $29 to $40. Grrrrr.
posted on September 1, 2003 at 8:54 am
How annoying is that?!?!?! I used to buy a whole load before I knew they were going to increase the prices. It’s insane to increase prices so often!
posted on September 2, 2003 at 4:04 am
They increase travel prices every year by 10%, as far as I know :((((
posted on September 2, 2003 at 6:37 am
I see. They say Sydney’s public transport is one of the most expensive…but I guess it’d still be cheaper than driving because of all the toll fees that you have to pay..
posted on August 31, 2003 at 9:46 am
Try this one for your budgeting needs 🙂
posted on August 31, 2003 at 9:56 am
Re: Budgeting website
That website was really helpful in setting a budget. I like how you can play around with the numbers.
posted on September 1, 2003 at 4:48 am
Hey, I wish Westpac or St George had stuff like that!
I want something that I can add an expense (ie. bought lunch, bought new pants, etc) whenever I spend, and add an income (ie. wages) when I get it.. does that site do it??
posted on September 1, 2003 at 7:49 am
sorry bev, it doesn’t do anything like that. I’m looking for a better one that does what i wish but this is the best that i’ve come across so far.
D’oh! Yeah, I can’t find something that I’m *exactly* after.. feel like programming one myself 😛
posted on August 31, 2003 at 11:39 am
Congratulations on getting the job with MicroSoft!
Thanks Bev! had my first day today.. it was information overload *lol*
posted on September 3, 2003 at 6:13 pm
Hi bev i have been reading your livejournal for months. i just want to get started with mine one. can i please borrow your code to get started cuz i am a cheap ass. can you send it to firstname.lastname@example.org thanks alot! -david
posted on September 4, 2003 at 3:16 am
Re: livejournal rules!
I gave out my codes over a year ago! It’s $5 to sign up though, which isn’t bad at all 🙂
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