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7/4/2016 Agency Worker Regulations (A.W.R.) are supposed to protect the agency worker’s rights. But what’s the point in them if they don’t apply? My colleague and I have been working in the same temporary job, through a job agency, for the same company for the last eight months. We’re both working through Hays Recruitment Agency… Read more »

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3/1/2016 Edinburgh was buzzing. There were a lot of events and activities in the city on the days leading up to Christmas. The atmosphere was busy, with people doing their Christmas shopping but magical at the same time.  The European Christmas market in Princes Street Gardens was choc-o block full. It was hectic with people… Read more »

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9/8/2015 Since May this year I’ve been moving around quite a lot. Some of those moves have been just holidays and some have been major relocations. I left New Zealand in May, headed back to Amsterdam for a few days, then on to Ireland for about seven weeks and now I’ve moved to Edinburgh.  Hopefully… Read more »

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3/8/2015 I recently moved back to Europe from New Zealand at the end of May and was trying to decide where to base myself and what sort of jobs to apply for. Here are the next steps in the decision making process. I contacted about twenty Irish tour operators and a few English/Scottish ones. I… Read more »

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30/7/2015 A lot has happened since I left New Zealand over two months ago and it’s high time that I filled everyone in on what I’ve been doing. I’ll just quickly say that I’ve moved to Edinburgh and am trying to get myself sorted out here with finding a job, opening bank accounts, registering with… Read more »

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14/4/2015 “Aurora Alert!” This was a text that I got from a work colleague last Saturday night. It meant that I had to get my butt out the door fast, get away from Lake Tekapo’s village lights and go somewhere that was facing south. It was an opportunity to get a glimpse of my first… Read more »