Patra's Other Place

I started out with Patra's Place, primarily dedicated to my linen collection and stitching projects. But I kept getting side-tracked, so I decided to create Patra's Other Place for anything not related to embroidery topics. So you now have a choice. If you are interested in me, read this. If you only want to see my linen and stitching, visit Patra's (original) Place! (Please note that by clicking on any of the photos, they will be enlarged to fill your computer screen.)

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Location: Melbourne, Vic., Australia

I am married to Ken. We have no children except a cat and a collection of Australian parrots, finches, canaries and a dozen hens.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Page 3 of today's local paper.

Well, there it is. I've been in this paper before, but never in full colour! Not a bad photo for a change. The SCCV carers who were at today's staff meeting were impressed! "Good on you!" they all said. Ken told his boss what I'd done, and his boss said "I would have sacked her for breach of contract". I said to Ken "If that's the way he feels about his staff, I'm glad I don't work there. If his staff would meekly consent to having their wages cut without having hissy fits, more fool them".
Granny asked about a link to the paper, and I've just figured out how to do it! CLick here to go to the article.


Blogger Granny said...

Good for you. I wish you had a link to the article itself.

Or do you? I couldn't find it.

Thursday, 20 September, 2007  
Blogger Granny said...

Thanks for the link. We're having many similar problems here. Our mental health facility, which wasn't that great to begin with, has cut its budget and is cutting still more.

And of course our health care system gives us yet one more black eye to present to the world.

Thursday, 20 September, 2007  
Blogger Miss Eagle said...

'onya, Gina. When I was a trade union official, I used to try to explain to people that the employer could not be relied upon to have the economic interests of his/her employee at heart. Her/his own interests are paramount to him/her - not yours. You are the best protector of your own interests. It is a pity your co-workers cannot present more of a united front. This is what employers do pay attention to.

Blessings and bliss

Thursday, 20 September, 2007  
Blogger Gina E. said...

Thank you Granny and Miss Eagle. I guess the reason more of my co-workers didn't speak up is for the reason that Ken's boss gave - they'd signed a contact agreeing not to talk to the media, so they were scared of breaching that contract in case they were sacked or sued. (So go ahead and sue me!)

Thursday, 20 September, 2007  
Blogger Home Away from Home. said...

I hope things work out for everyone. There seems to be something wrong with the entire world. Priorities have become $$$$$. What happened to people caring about each other?
Sorry, I could go on a big rant and I should hush.
Keeping you in my thoughts.

Sunday, 23 September, 2007  

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