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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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:crossing fingers: Wow, the largest, eh? I can understand your feelings on working in the mining industry and working in a job that, while it pays well, depresses the heck out of you for whatever reason. Been there, done that. I shall send good job hunting vibes your way.

I don't know if depressed was the right word for what it feels like to work in a Uranium mine... it would be nice to work somewhere you didn't feel guilty about. Whenever people asked "where do you work" I always hesitate telling them - it's like admitting that your career is boiling kittens alive or something. Everyone has an opinion on what you do - and then there's of course the bi-yearly protestors at the front gate.

I really hope I get one of these jobs. The but in pay will be a rude shock at first, but I'll be near family (yay!) and I already own seasons 1- 5 of Stargate, so I really don't need extra money for DVD's :g:

Hmm, here we are online again at the same time. :g:

The but in pay will be a rude shock at first, but I'll be near family (yay!) and I already own seasons 1- 5 of Stargate, so I really don't need extra money for DVD's :g:

But but but, what if we succeed in getting Mag7 on DVD? And Season 7 of Stargate? Not buying Season 6 either?

Ah well, being near family and happier in your job would be worth a cut in pay. DVD buying will just come a little slower. :g:

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