The One Where The Public Sector Kills You

September 28, 2014  |  Rants, Work

I’m fast approaching my 6 month work anniversary in the public sector (and really I’m only counting because by then I can take two weeks paid leave and escape from the hell hole) and I have just realized how badly I miss the private sector when it comes to actually doing work.

So far the only up side to working in the public sector (government sector) is the fact that you have less working hours.  That’s it, that’s pretty much all there is to it.  You go to work at 8 and leave at 1:30 or 2 depending on which Ministry you work in.  

The pay, the colleagues, the non-existant work (or rather secretarial/administrative work) all majorly suck.  It is starting to get to me how much I am hating the place I am in because there is no future.  We all go to school, study and graduate with good grades or even top honors, find a job where we can give back to the community.  But what happens when your job is basically filing papers, typing up stuff, going on to google to research stuff, or even going on to google to translate stuff (which sucks I might add).   All that hard work spent improving yourself gone out the window just because some people where you work view you as a threat and figure because you are amazing you will quickly replace them and take over their job.

I started a part-time job at a place where I figure I might make a difference, actually I know I will.  I am hoping I can transfer there someday soon but the work is hectic, its more along the lines of Private Sector work, but I ABSOLUTELY FREAKING LOVE IT! Yes it can be long hours but you actually see something happening.

With my previous jobs I used to see the outcome of something I did and I was insanely proud no matter how much other factors disrupted that feeling but I was so happy that I got to see an insane number of customers at the bank and finished their transactions in time and to the best that I could.  I was happy to go into work and edit articles, lay out a page for the newspaper and just see it come out the next day.  I miss that.

You might think going into the Public/Government sector will be a calming thing or even relaxing but there is an even bigger headache there, and once you go Private you can’t go back.

Just felt the need to vent out a bit.

Candidly, Jacqui

Big Name Stars To Watch on Broadway this Fall

September 28, 2014  |  Entertainment, Guest Writers

[Disclaimer: Article written by a Guest Writer provided by Social Monsters]

Many big Hollywood celebrities and movie stars have taken to the Broadway stage, and it’s not just for those who’ve already had their time in the spotlight. Broadway not only gives them an opportunity to take a break from Hollywood, but a chance to stretch a different set of acting skills and do something a little different. It also gives their fans, a wonderful chance to see them up close and personal.

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Here is a look at a few big-name stars who will be on Broadway this fall as well as when and where to see them:

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Happy 20th Anniversary F.R.I.E.N.D.S.

September 23, 2014  |  TV

It’s been 20 years since the series premiere on NBC back in 1994, WOW! Can you believe it’s been that long.  To celebrate this amazing occasion Warner Bros. released a 236 second clip to celebrate all 236 episodes of the series.

Oh man, the days we spent going through the series.  I can re-watch this show countless times and not feel as if I’m bored LOL! In my books Friends, Will & Grace, Charmed, and Gilmore Girls are the best shows of my childhood.  There are others of course but these 4 have a special place and I just can’t tire of them.  What are your favorites?

P.S. I’m so a “Joey” I can never share my food, I’m sometimes shallow but with a tendency to be smart sometimes (I’d like to think of myself that way) and I don’t share food :P

[First Impressions] Apple’s iPhone 6

September 22, 2014  |  Apple, Impressions, iPhone, Reviews

Apple’s latest iPhone 5s successor has finally arrived, the iPhone 6, and I am proud to have received my unit late Saturday night, just one day after its international launch in the US, UK, France, Australia, Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, and Singapore. More countries will be seeing a release date this weekend hopefully including the Middle East countries of Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates. The availability of the iPhone 6 is vast and if you order now on the Apple US Store you might receive your unit within 7-10 days while the iPhone 6 Plus is looking at a shortage in stock and is experiencing a 3-4 week delay in shipping. But enough about that, let’s talk about what I thought the minute I laid my eyes on this beautiful beast.

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LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT

It is no secret that I am insanely crazy about Apple and all of its products but with the iPhone 6, I saw that the craftsmanship and build quality we are used to from Apple has greatly improved. The feel of the device when taking it out of the box leaves you baffled and well to be honest with your mouth touching the floor from how shockingly beautiful it is. To say that the device is slim is an understatement, to even label it as beautiful is a crime, it is beyond that. The slimness of the device and lightness to it (although it is slightly heavier than the iPhone 5s but now that it is longer and bigger the weight is well distributed) leave you just baffled. One thing I loved is the feel of the screen and the metal enclosure.

Beyond beautiful, beyond exquisite is what I would label this device.

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Who Needs Paid TV When You Can Watch on Your Mobile Device for Free?

September 18, 2014  |  Guest Writers, Techie, TV

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You pay for Netflix, DirectTV, cable, on-demand, pay-per-view, pretty much everything. But not anymore. If you have a mobile device, you can watch TV on it for free.

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Really.

Event better, you will be able to do other things at the same time. If you have a tablet, you can surf the Internet, chat and check your email all while watching one of your TV shows—multitasking at its best.

You don’t have to hack anything. You don’t have to go to some backdoor website that streams about two minutes of your show and then stops. Just pick up any mobile device of your choice and watch some free TV. Here’s the scoop on how to get free TV from three major phone service providers.

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Amazon Updates Kindle Family Line Up

September 18, 2014  |  Amazon, New Products, Techie

While we were all so busy with the iPhone 6 update and with what Apple was offering with the new iOS 8, Amazon had silently updated its Kindle family line up to include five new devices.  We have a brand new affordable Kindle with touch-screen priced at $79, the Kindle Voyage (best thing to date), Kindle Fire HDX 8.9, Kindle Fire HD 6″ Edition/7″ Edition, and the Kindle Fire HD Kids edition as well.

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[TV] What’s Premiering September 2014

September 10, 2014  |  Fall TV 2014, TV

Since the fall season has just begun I thought to share with you a month by month look at what is premiering, etc.  This is an A4 sized calendar showing you what shows are coming back.  We had an amendment to the original Fall TV 2014 list where MYSTERIES OF LAURA has been pushed up to premiere on September 17 instead of the 24th!

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Please enjoy it! And remember to source and everything!