On WWYD: Moving, Staying Comfortable, and Taking Chances

I would give it a go. Nothing is a sure thing when you're renting, and this sounds like a pretty good opportunity.

Posted on April 18, 2013 at 6:13 pm 0

On I Escaped the Permatern Life By Leaving the West

I know a fair few of my journalism classmates are now living and working in Asia (Singapore, Hong Kong, China, even Thailand). There are definitely opportunities!

Posted on April 10, 2013 at 5:46 pm 0

On Do You Have a Uniform?

I basically live in cardigans, paired with skirts. I've worked with a woman who always wore black pants and the same cardigan in about 12 different colours, and another who always wore lots of colour - cute tops, bright floral/printed skirts, and flats. (I liked her style a lot.)

Posted on April 9, 2013 at 8:12 pm 0

On Do You Look Forward to Going to Work?

@rorow totally. My dream job would just be to do WHATEVER THE HECK I WANT ALL DAY, which, uh, isn't really work. Like you, it'd be about travelling and reading and probably eating. A LOT.

Posted on March 27, 2013 at 7:21 pm 0

On Do You Look Forward to Going to Work?

Ugh, I absolutely HATE this trope. Had a rant about it a while ago. http://nzmuse.com/2011/01/the-job-that-you-wake-up-excited-for-propaganda/ I like what I do, and I don't dread going to work. But I certainly wouldn't go to work every single day if finances were removed from the equation. I also think it's ridiculous to think we can all love our jobs if for no other reason than the fact that most jobs - the important kinds of jobs that make the world keep ticking along - are not that exciting. (Ranted about this a couple months ago too. http://nzmuse.com/2013/01/can-we-all-realistically-expect-to-love-our-jobs/)

Posted on March 27, 2013 at 7:20 pm 0

On Why Tax Software Companies Are Fighting "Return-Free Filing"

Taxes in NZ are really easy - if you have a single full time job, you basically know you will get a refund, and you only have to fill in ONE form, I think. If you have multiple jobs, freelance, run a business, etc, then it gets a bit more complicated, and there are a bunch of companies that will do it for you and take a cut if you get a refund.

Posted on March 26, 2013 at 9:09 pm 0

On "Could You Spare $5?"

The problem with never carrying cash is that even if I genuinely wanted to give money to someone seemingly deserving, I can't. For awhile when I worked in the city, I used to try to keep some spare change handy as I liked to toss a few coins into the guitar cases of awesome buskers on the street. Now I work in the burbs, so there's not a lot of street musicians on my commute...

Posted on March 19, 2013 at 4:07 am 0

On Being an Introvert, and Asking For What You Want

I think I need to bookmark this and re read it regularly.

Posted on March 18, 2013 at 5:14 pm 0

On You Are Forgiven

@eagerber YES - v. Cary Tennis, maybe even Dear Sugar. Loved it.

Posted on March 15, 2013 at 11:40 pm 0

On You Are Forgiven

@frenz.lo That's a good point - if he currently works a regular M-F 40 hour kinda job, any extra work could be the way to padding up that account.

Posted on March 15, 2013 at 11:40 pm 0