See the last entry’s title.

Friday May 28: Wander into the Manpower office downtown to see about them finding me some work. The lady there, Stephanie, said she remembered me. This is good, since she was the one who offered me a job at the end of my stay last year. She tells me to come in on the following Monday to watch some videos and answer some questions. We set up a meeting for 11 am.

Monday May 31: I go back to the Manpower office and Stephanie puts me in a meeting room with a TV/VCR combo. She gives me two videos to watch and two quiz-type papers about the content of the videos. She then leaves me to watch the videos. The videos are very boring. They are about safety procedures, things I’d heard over and over again working at Smead. When I finish watching both videos, I go find Stephanie and she says she’ll be in in a minute. She comes in a bit later with some paperwork for me to fill out, since she seems to have lost the papers I filled out last year (and I had new address/bank details anyway). I fill out the papers. She asks a few questions; I answer. She gives me some papers – harassment policy, privacy policy, contact info for her and the office. I leave when we’re done and do a little shopping.

Monday June 7: I get an email from Stephanie saying there’s cleaning work 3 days a week at a private girls’ school. She asks if I want it, and says they need an answer quickly because they want someone to start tonight. I write back & say I’ll take it. She says to be there at 3:30 so they can show me around (regular time is 4pm-7pm). So I get there at 3:10 or 3:15, wander around till I find the guy I’m supposed to meet, and start working. Yippee. So what if it’s only 3 hours 3 days a week? It’s something. At least now I can say I’ve worked in Australia.

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