Erika Sanely (erika_sanely) wrote,
Erika Sanely

If I ever needed another reason to being looking for another job, this would have to be it…

“At present, the Olympic Dam is the world’s eighth largest copper deposit and largest known uranium deposit. Last year, it generated $670 million in export income for Australia.

I have always felt a sort of burden about working in an industry that relies on pillaging the earth. But this sentence floored me (it was taken from a news release announcing expansion plans for the mine.) Largest uranium deposit in the world? What then, are the chances that I will have had an active hand in the war? What then, are the chances that even a ‘dirty bomb’ will have some connection to me? That is depressing.

Luckily for me, a few jobs have come up way closer to home. So today I've gone for a job in Canberra (only a 3 hour drive), Bathurst (A 2.5 hour drive), and Dubbo (An hour drive). Which is better because

a) Roxby is a 12 hour drive home.

b) None of those three jobs are in the mining industry.

The only bad thing - the mining industry pays a ridiculous amount of money. But living in the middle of nowhere has taught me one thing: money isn't everything. If you're not happy, you're not happy. Job satisfaction is what will keep you somewhere.

So keep your fingers crossed for me!

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