05 July 2008

Personal Musing....

I have had a really long day. I finally reached home in the early hours of the morn and had a few hours sleep. The addict that I am means that I am up before 9.00 and already making a blog entry. That for some might be sad!

This is a personal musing and as such should be read for what it is.

I am certain that I am done in Indonesia. I have been trying to convince myself that I want to stay by avoiding doing the things that I need to do. For example, filling in the forms to complete the better half's visa application. However, I have done that now. That is fill in the necessary forms.

The cold hard reality and the simple truth is that I want to raise "the Kid" in Australia and I want the wife to have that opportunity to live and grow in Australia, and I want to explore the opportunities that I have in the land of my birth.

My current bosses are ummming and ahhhing about what they think I am worth and what they think they might offer me as remuneration. This tells me a few things, but chief among them is that they do not really value my contribution to the company and if they cannot work out what they think I am worth then perhaps I am not worth that much after all.

More than anything I think that I need a change.

8 comments:

rimafauzi said...

sometimes change is just what you need.
in any case, good luck for wherever it is you decide to live in, and do keep us, your readers, updated..

oigal said...

hey.. must have a beer before you do a runner mate

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Rob Baiton said...

Maybe it was just simply a case of not enough sleep. I still think I need a change but maybe not as urgently as the post might indicate...

But it does currently seem to be a sooner rather than later scenario...

The beer sounds like a plan.

the writer said...

hmm...........moving to Australia, eh?

Dilligaf said...

I agree with Oigal, beers seem to be necessary!

On employers, I have a philosophy, sort of goes like "Eff em if they can't take a joke, but, even if they can, Eff em anyway"

(Note, this does not apply to my current employer who are an all around "good egg")

Jakartass said...

Ah, Indonesian employers......

Do make sure you've got something lined up first, Rob. You may not find Oz to be the country you once knew.

And let me know the beer session scenario.

Rob Baiton said...

J...

Yep, Indonesian employers! I have since had a final offer.

I will keep your worldy wise advice in mind if and when I make a decision on that front.

I am certain Australia will not be the same place I left. This is in a similar vein to the fact that Indonesia is no longer teh same place to where I first came.

Something lined up :D I will be heading back to school. And probably packing shelves at the local supermarket at nights in the interim.

Come to think of it, working nights part-time packing shelves will earn me the same as what I am earning now.

If there is a beer session related to my departure I will be sure to inform you :)