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  1. I got called into the managers office at the start of night shift, shook my hand and said well done, if you want it you will now be a full time employee at Rio Tinto starting 1/3/20. said I have been the best candidate they have had in years come through the rail team. First time I’ve actually been full time employed since 2007. ive worked hard since I got a start here as a contractor late last year and I’m now passed out in all the skills that I need. Next step is becoming a driver which will be about a year or so before I get that opportunity. typically here in o
    24 points
  2. 16:58:07 Lets just say, that was tough.
    21 points
  3. Just heard from a company I had a 2nd interview with last week. They are progressing to offer stage. 😃
    19 points
  4. Swab result - Covid negative. Just a coincidental illness. Means I can leave the house! Hooray! Have cancelled ambulance shift for Sunday because still feeling under the weather but back out again next weekend for the bank holiday It's amazing how much you immediately feel better when you know it's not Covid!
    19 points
  5. My mother passed away last night (Saturday). Some of you who have in been around triathlon sport and the running scene in NSW for more than a few years may remember her. I'm not sure how many races she completed over the years, but there was a lot. I'm just still only just appreciating all that she accomplished throughout her life. She starting her running in the City to Surf at 51 in 1979, having only commenced training a week before the event. She threw herself into the burgeoning fun run scene of the early 1980s, before eventually running her first marathon in 1983 at the Sta
    18 points
  6. My race weekend went pretty well to plan, except for when it really really didn't. Friday was awesome. Arrived at about 130, dropped bags, got changed and went for a nice easy run up and over the hill and down into the new carpark loop, just to get a feel for it so I wasn't caught out by anything Sunday. Nothing funky, nothing stupid, just comfortable. Saturday? Not so much. Woke up with a really sore upper back and right side of my neck. Like really sore. Hopped on the bike for a gentle spin out to Kawana with my coach and realised pretty quickly that I was in trouble. Couldn't turn
    18 points
  7. On behalf of everyone else here on Trannies (apologies to those who I purport to be speaking for who don't share my view), mate, would you mind putting a lid on your intentionally inflammatory comments, particularly those directed at directly attacking others. It's getting tiresome and makes all of us feel rather uncomfortable. This is not a feeling any of us need any more of at this current time. Enough is enough.
    18 points
  8. Thanks for being there Trannies
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  9. Thought I'd check in with you all. Have to say I'm struggling a bit with redundancy, the virus and its knock on effects. Trying to stay positive but feeling quite 'isolated' over here now and starting to realise how much distance there is between us and its of our friends. Schools are closed over here for all except 'key workers' and Little One's home schooling starts today. The teachers sent a schedule each day with timings, subjects, tutorials and materials and they will check the work each day. It's very well organised. Food wise, it's not too bad at all where we live, just have t
    17 points
  10. Hi All, Having jumped through all the hoops on Covid planned here in Queensland over these last 4 months including working with and shharing intel/info I had no doubt that Noosa without Interstate/International could get Covid Safe Approval from Queensland Goverment Public Health, just as they have for Mooloolaba. And yes iFoz you're dead right that a well managed event has better covid safety then a fee for all, even just the contact tracing work and Covid Questions via QR code alone. Here in Queensland we also have all community sport operating -including full contact AFL, NRL, Netball
    16 points
  11. I love their "Social Distancing" recommendations. I've seen their efforts in keeping cyclists 12m apart in a controlled environment. What hope have they got of this.
    16 points
  12. First time she's had her uniform on since March. First day of Yr2 today and she's very excited. 😁
    15 points
  13. Coughed so hard all afternoon Tuesday. Never seen or felt anything like it. Yesterday was more on and off. Was mainly struggling due to muscle pain caused by coughing the day before (felt more broken by that than any sporting endeavour) but had some chest pain too. Fever gone now. Today feel better just exhausted. Should get test results today or tomorrow. Hoping it's negative so we can leave the house and it's just a coincidence. Thanks for checking in
    15 points
  14. And to top it all off, Jas had her graduation today and formal tonight! She finished her graduation ceremony with an email from the USQ with an early offer for her uni course, so she is extra cuffed now! And by accepting the offer she will be able to apply for and should receive the youth allowance from late this month, rather than having to wait until the normal uni offers come out early next year. She should have at least one more scholarship to getc also as the USQ is offering automatic ones based on your op result. About 30 are coming here shortly for an after formal party and camp
    15 points
  15. Another quick update at a touch over 3 weeks post op. Wound healed well so was able to get in the pool for hydrotherapy and other rehab starting at two weeks post op. Got off the painkillers at two weeks as well and had no real increase in the level of pain so happy with that. Surgeon had me on crutches for three weeks to allow the prosthetic to knit inside the bone, so on Thursday I ditched the crutches like I’d been healed by Benny Hinn. Still have a decent limp that I’m going to have to work through, and still not allowed to close the hip joint beyond 90 degrees for a few mor
    15 points
  16. I have said it in an earlier post, but want to say it again, I am very respectful of all our political leaders both State and Federal of the difficulty of the times and I think everyone should cut them all some slack. I saw the strain on Gladys face tonight, agonising over what to do if NSW cases increase. I have also admired our Premier Anna to sticking to her guns over great criticism. I see the strain on Andrews and have also seen it on Scomo. Sure they have made some mistakes, all of them, but who wouldn't in this unprecedented time where we dont even know what's coming tomorrow. N
    14 points
  17. If yoga is going well, pat yourself on the back.
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  18. Today we signed a contract for sale of our house, we received a fair offer and after a bit of tooing and froing we have a greed a price with the buyer, We will come out of the sale with a nice swelling of our bank account so that’s always nice. Tough market to sell in but it’s a beautiful house so Was always confident of a sale.
    13 points
  19. After having managed the contact free paint collection, that meant I had no excuse left to not get the cave floor repainted. Been a good way to take my mind off things. Finished the painting job today. Am a bit buggered - it's was a biggish job as I had to move stuff around to do the pressure washing, wet vac, sanding of damaged sections, painting the skirt and cut in of edges on the ground (on ground stuff is very awkward for me as I can't kneel), and finally the painting and clean up after each session. Also rewired the TV and associated AV equipment and did a big cable tidy/hiding
    13 points
  20. Hi all, Not posted in a while but read every now and then. This thread is interesting, a lot of reverting to type and highly predictable. Hey ho. I'm part of the initial team of volunteer managers that are going into Nightingale (our first emergency hospital being built in a massive conference venue in London) to manage the logistics of bringing in up to 4000 patients at a time and, well, shipping out. I've also had to shift a company of 80 people to working remotely and delivering training remotely, we've done it, we're OK, but leading has been knackering. I can't be bothered t
    13 points
  21. I got awarded with rail roader of the month at work this week! Sounds silly but I feel bloody great receiving this. I’ve taken the opportunity with both hands since being given the opportunity there! And from all reports my supervision and above are very happy with my work, work ethic, positive attitude. I never thought id be so happy working with trains. But I love it. I don’t go to work to get awards but I’m tickled pink with this.
    13 points
  22. I'm going back to uni next year to finish my physiotherapy studies.
    13 points
  23. I got the result I deserved. 15.34 Overweight and under trained. 100.3kg of pleasure. The last time I swam was over a year, longest ride was 90km. Biggest run was 10km and I bonked on that day. I love this sport and the support we all get out on course during the day. A huge thanks to all the vollies who kept us safe and well supplied with food and water. Humdrum did a fab job heckling all day. Ill have to think about training for a quick one. I've currently got sub 10,11,12,13,14,15,16 and 17. Sub 9 and sub 8 to go.
    13 points
  24. I have found if you stir coconut oil into your Kale it makes it easier to scrape into the bin..............
    13 points
  25. That was a brutal tough race The water looked calm but on the 2nd lap the chop picked up It was so hot I stopped at each bouy and let water in the front of the wetsuit So so hot on the bike - I didn't push too hard just so I could finish it ( and new course is quite hilly - going over Rex lookout 6 times ) So many people didn't finish- pulled out during the bike or the run. Quite a few went to hospital from dehydration. I usually finish mid field but because not that many were I was at the tail end Happy to say that hubby and I both finished
    12 points
  26. I have just deleted a thread in the sandbox. When I took on the role, I made it clear there was a couple of ppl who I wouldn’t moderate & I wouldn’t moderate threads I had a beef in. For the good of the forum & to keep good people around those rules have changed. I’m considering locking a couple of other threads also. Trump & Corona for example. The sandbox is for off triathlon discussion not a place to be a dick.
    12 points
  27. Mrs FP was instructed to report for a COVID test on Tues, results are back, all clear. 👍
    12 points
  28. A bit of solo training boredom induced silliness. Here's my entry into the Transitions Strava Art exhibition. I know there are some very talented people here, show us what you got!
    12 points
  29. Pigs may carry diseases but they can be cured. c’mon that’s a good one. A small, good joke oh I crack me up 😂
    12 points
  30. After nearly 18 months without a dog, we now have a new German Pinscher puppy “Kira”. With all the crap that’s been going on in the world she has been a positive distraction and fantastic for us and although a lot of training to go she is fitting in really well.
    12 points
  31. You can sleep in your own bed mid race, beats lying on the road
    12 points
  32. Last week I posted in the "what are you doing today" thread about going to meet my half-sister for the first time. I can now post in this thread because it went really well, we are all very happy that we've found each other and planning to meet up again at Christmas time. Long story short, mum was pregnant when she met my dad, they got engaged but when she had the baby it was adopted out and she told dad she lost it. They were married a couple of months later and it was never spoken of again. My younger sister and I only found out about this last year and nobody could tell us whet
    12 points
  33. Public Service Announcement trannies will be on transitions.net.au very very shortly. There will be a redirect from .org.au so you don't really need to do much, this is more just an FYI when you see it up top. You will also see https:// because SSL is happening to make it that little bit more secure. Logo has had a slight redesign as well as a new looking website will be switched on.
    11 points
  34. If you are unsure what the future holds for you, this may give you some insight. Although I had been running all my life I was constrained by a chronic knee injury which occurred playing rugby aged 20. Two operations much later in life helped but doing IMs and HIMs in my 60s eventually caused me to stop running completely. Orthopaedic advice indicated there was nothing else surgery could do for me so I gave running and being a triathlete away altogether. Four years after I had given running away I was sitting around the house this winter when it was cold and raining outside. I did not
    11 points
  35. Feeling pretty chuffed after a great day yesterday. Every year there is a fund raising golf ambrose day in the name of my best mate who passed away 14 years ago now (it's his last road bike I'm still and will forever be riding). Anyway, I'm no standout golfer, never was, and haven't had a game in 2.5years now, so wasn't expecting much. Just like the hit out with my mates. Anyway, my group was made up of 3 of my best golfing mates from the website that mate and I started years ago, one of them being the current owner that I gave the site to. Well, bugger me if we didn't win it yesterday; e
    11 points
  36. Cutting a very long story short here, but a former colleague who has had a very successful career after we worked together took his own life in traffic earlier this week. Both he and his wife had recently lost their jobs due to COVID-19, and have only just discovered that they're pregnant with triplets. The poor guy was checked into hospital for a mental health check 24 hours before deciding to end it. As a parent of multiples myself, I will never forget the feelings of dread and wondering how we were going to afford it and make it all work so I understand the feelings that he must have
    11 points
  37. Apparently just appendicitis. For banning guns, he deserves a long healthy life.
    11 points
  38. It's a remarkable achievement, that deserves congratulations and acknowledgement. Personally, I gained some pleasure from watching her progress on two of her four swims in the last couple of weeks. Chloe's exemption to travel doesn't make me feel resentful or critical of government travel restrictions that have prohibited me from seeing my partner almost 6 months. Quite the opposite, I just feel pleased for Chloe, wish her well and hope it benefits her business profile. Mostly though, it's just that vicarious feeling of knowing that despite the current circumstances, some of us are still
    11 points
  39. He's a big boy and can fight his own battles. I spoke with Peter off line & he agreed he needs a spell on the sidelines. I'm all for taking the piss and having some fun. When people are posting about losing loved ones, being out of work, not being able to leave home etc some people need to apply a little bit of emapthy to the style in which they post. Sitting at home and being bored is not an excuse for being a dick. As for IJ, I agree with him pushing back on people who imply he's stupid or morally deficient. What I would argue is he posts in a manner that invites/baits ppl
    11 points
  40. Update on my employment situation. I went with the new offer, the opportunity is a great, it's a senior role and the offer (and pension) is good. I feel bad for the other company. I've put in calls to v/mail and sent them emails but no response, probably be tomorrow. Won't be a pleasant convo but I only need to have it once. To anyone looking for work in these crazy times. Believe in yourself, back your experience and don't sell yourself short. 👍
    11 points
  41. Thanks FP for sharing your 2009 memory. I wanted to share that 2009 was my first race back after my accident in 2002. Just found a video I put on You Tube (definately very amateurish) but wow......so many of these friends are still friends. This is what trannies WAS about....supporting, encouraging and never putting down. People didn't bag you if you walked up that stupid hill and they walked alongside you in the dark. It was a collective of like minded people who enjoyed the crazy world of IM and everyone one wanted each of us to achieve our goal. Giz took some many amazing photos.
    11 points
  42. I had a go at making a smiling snail. A few areas could be better but I'd have to sneak through a couple of backyards to get a point on his tail.
    11 points
  43. Peter can you change the pole to include "I have done one this year" I just want to say that that I am a 2020 Ironman finisher😀😁
    11 points
  44. This is Highway 3 just east of Yellowknife in Northwest Territories, Canada. This was 28 January. -25 degrees, unseasonably WARM for January. Should be -40 at this time of night. For this reason it was cloudy on 2 of the 3 nights we were there and this was our only chance to see aurora. This road becomes the ice road on the other side of town. The glow on the horizon is an ice road trucker bearing down on me. The next day I drove 320km round trip to see wild bison. Scary as hell on a 2 lane snow covered unmarked road sharing with huge b doubles and tankers while it’s puking down snow
    11 points
  45. Nothing that important but we got the official news our new company house is ready for us to move into in two weeks time. Here’s some pics of our week, whilst it’s been a tough week with one year since my meltdown, I’ve been busy enough to try and keep moving forward, spent time out in the boat, at the shack, boat club for dinner and watching sunsets
    11 points
  46. https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/technology/us-canadian-firefighters-will-help-local-efforts-in-bushfire-crisis/news-story/b3682d095caacf22de608e1fb123a9d9 Correct, some more arrived a few days ago, hearing NZ are sending help via defence forces to SA as well. Sounds like the calling up of the defence reservists has caught alot of people out, our strike team due to head back this morning was stood down, hearing there was just going to be too many people in the area to logistically handle with beds etc. Was great to have some time back and take the kids to the movies this afternoon, mor
    11 points
  47. My lead up to Kona went well given my awful work roster. I would spend two weeks in Australia cycling and swimming, racking up 1000+km on the bike and 30+km in the pool, each R&R. I would then spend 4 weeks at work in Mongolia. While at work I would run every second day after work (12 hour shifts). On the other nights I would do intervals on the rowing machine and exercise bike. I had an amazing time in Kona. I went as part of the Legacy program after completing 15 x IMWA. I spent a week training and heat acclimatising in Honolulu and arrived in Kona a week before the race. I did the
    11 points
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