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Everybody has a breaking point and I guess you could say I reached mine yesterday. I got an e-mail Tuesday evening saying that the people in HR were "still reading" through the information about the sponsorship visa process - this is a process that takes 4-6 weeks after it is submitted and wasn't even a guarantee. I also got 2 e-mails about having to see more clients. This is after I'd already told the ladies in admin that I couldn't possibly take anymore because I was drowning in work as it was. I am currently seeing 5-6 kids a day and not even having a minute to go to the toilet or eat my lunch. To make a long story short I quit my job. Maybe a bit of a rash decision but that is kind of my style. I wrote a massive e-mail to my manager ranting about everything and said I resign. However I don't think she's actually seen the message yet as she hasn't replied or called. Quitting via e-mail is probably not the most politically correct thing to do but I couldn't bear to do it in person. I feel like I'm walking on eggshells each time I go into the office (do they know? is she going to call me into her office for a "meeting"?) I am happy with the decision and I think it is the best one for me right now. It is not healthy to be anxious all the time, having breakdowns at least once a week, stressed with high blood pressure and feeling like crap everyday. That wasn't my idea of a "working holiday" in Australia. Life is too short and physio jobs are a dime a dozen so no reason to be treated like a dog. Speaking of physio jobs - if anyone knows of any, please keep me in the loop. I think I would like to stay in peads, but anything will probably do at this point.
So I will be going on my holiday in Western Australia and possibly extending it a bit, coming back to Melbourne to do a few more touristy things I haven't had a chance to do yet, getting all my stuff packed up and then coming back to Canada! Estimated time of arrival = sometime in May (just in time for another spring and summer :) I do really love Melbourne and I have enjoyed a lot of my time here in Australia. I am sure I will be back here again at some point. I am just really homesick now and I have been away over 8 months already... I want to see my nephew and get some sort of a love life happening!
As always on a positive note, I did have a great long weekend. I went to the Healy's farm on Saturday night and then to Future music festival on Sunday. I saw Felix the Housecat, Infusion, Sander Van Doorn, Carl Cox and Ferry Corsten - pretty good! Monday I mostly relaxed but did catch a big of Moomba water festival at the Yarra river. I saw some of the water skiing in the river which was quite cool.
I am excited to see lots of you soon! Oh and Amy if you're reading this I guess I will be attending your wedding - you do know me and what I'm like!!
Speak to you soon,