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St . Vincent’s is par t of St. Vincent’s Hea
the largest not-for-proﬁt health service
Australia. Employing over 5000 staff w
the delivery of patient care, research an
health professionals. We operate more
and provide an extensive range of high
services including acute, sub-acute, all
mental health, correctional health, age
Make the most of your talents. Join the
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The Nursing and Health Expo
Visit us at Booths 44 – 46
Find out about:
- Our 2010 Graduate Nurse Program
- Nursing opportunities across St . Vince
- Postgraduate opportunities
Come along and:
- Tour the Fitzroy campus
- Talk to our current graduates, educato
St. Vincent’s Open Evening
Thursday June 25th 4-6.30pm
Overview of the 2010 Graduate Nurse Program at 4pm
- Tour the Fitzroy campus
- All 25 graduate rotational areas on display
- Talk to our current graduates
- Meet our Nurse Education team
- Hear about Postgraduate opportunities
Join us. At St. Vincent’s, we respect our staff as much
as the people who come through our doors, with a
commitment to ongoing training and development
and a range of employee beneﬁts with an focus on
your health and wellbeing, an onsite gym, childcare,
discount parking and salary packaging.
For more information, visit www.svhm.org.au or
phone the Graduate Nurse Hotline on 03 9288 2244
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We are committed to excellence,
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The author ofThe Day My
Bum Went Psycho wa s
once a cabbie.
MY FIRST JOB was at a
camping store on Friday nights
and Saturday mornings. I filled
gas bottles, served customers
and burnt the cardboard boxes
that accumulated out the back.
I think the pay was $2.20 an
hour, which was pretty
standard for 1979. But I was a
passionate bushwalker at the
time, so I could talk about
tents, sleeping bags and packs
for hours. It was a great job
while it lasted.
MY WORST JOB was driving a
taxi. It was intense. I used to
bounce around the city in a
40-kilometre radius on Friday
and Saturday nights from 5pm
to 5am. The worst part was
cleaning up vomit at 3am. You
had to be concentrating the
entire time; a night’s pay could
be wiped out with one speeding
fine. I was very kind to myself —
I’d always stop at 4am and have
ahot pie andacupof black
coffee. No matter how bad the
night had been, that would
always make up for it.
Andy Griffiths’ new bookJust
Macbeth! is out now.
Enjoy life in the slow lane
Has "recession stress" taken
its toll on you? Tell us at
Want to chill out? Here are some professions to consider, writes David Wilson.
Suppose workplace stress is
getting too much or you are
''between jobs'' and keen to
avoid CBD sweatshop slavery.
Suppose you want to wake on
Monday morning keen to work and
coast along untroubled by jolts of
tension while the money rolls in.
Aside from that long-gone Great
Barrier Reef tourism ambassador
role, plenty of ''nice-work-if-you-
can-get-it'' opportunities exist. All
about lifestyle, low-stress jobs are
short on pressure to sink sales or
climb a corporate ladder.
Instead, typically, they
twist of creativity and
independence. ''The less stressful
jobs provide the most control over
workflow and effort,'' says work
psychologist Tom Crvenkovic.
They may also generate less
salary than their up-tempo drone-
zone counterpar ts but that is the
pr ice. A team of insiders sheds light
on a range of relaxed roles.
This job hits the spot for several
reasons, Crvenkovic reckons. For a
start, it offers workflow control
--- the one-at-a-time client
procession saves the trainer
Another benefit is freedom
from supervision. Better yet,
the job entails plenty of
personal interaction, which
boosts mental health, as does
the high activity level.
Organising flowers and plants
requires creativity and flair and is
fun, success coach Paola Branas-
Born says. Mostly, you work at your
own pace and effectively are your
own boss. You pursue your routine,
advise which flower sends the right
message and enjoy the passing
''people contact''. When business
picks up at Valentine's and Mother's
day, you just hire some help, she
says, adding that her own job is
low-stress because she has control
over how much she does -- a good
Caring for dogs means you
undergo exercise without
aggravation because they
Unlike people, they live in ''the
now'', says Branas-Born. They just
want attention, food and play. ''This
makes it the ideal job for those who
need to take it easy.'' If you enjoy
being with animals, ''car ing for
them is second nature --- no effort
really''. Tending cats, which sleep
although it's said that while dogs
have owners, cats have staff.
Typically, house painters manage
their own workload and
responsibilities, notes recruitment
consultant Michael Dimopoulos.
Painters choose this career and, in
most cases, quote for jobs and work
at their own pace. They are lucky to
have no managers and be free from
deadlines and targets. The job
attracts an ''autonomous, laidback
style of personality'', he says.
The perception that being a
librarian is a breeze appears to be
grounded in truth. In a librar y's
serene sphere, you are not
constantly forced to be accountable
and comply with social norms, so
your anxiety and stress levels drop,
Christopher Shen says. A piqued
reaction to a fine may be as harried
as it gets.
Experimenting with creative ideas
in private activates feel-good brain
regions, Shen says. Rooted in
visualisation, gardening is a classic
example of a creative, low-stress
occupation. The positive mental
processes sparked reduce anxiety
and depression. Being out in a
wilder ness-style world replenishes
your mental energy supply.
Like gardening, being a surf
instructor puts you in touch with
the wilderness, which invigorates
the spirit. Another perk of the job,
which Shen calls ''absorbing and
captivating'', is the auditory angle
--- the pulse of the waves, which
provides the score for many
relaxation MP3s. In addition, there's
the buzz generated by distributing
knowledge and the bliss of riding
and uniting with a primal force.
Business coach and recruitment
expert Yoon Cannon highlights the
charms of massage therapy. ''You
are in a work environment
surrounded by soothing music,
aromatic scents, soft lighting, no
pressing deadlines and no cranky
people yelling at you,'' Cannon
says. You are instantly making other
people more relaxed --- if you are
comfortable with the intimacy and
can handle ''yuk factor'' episodes.
Accounting can be cool because
you need not negotiate ''cranky''
clients, Cannon says. You just
complete a simple task that
business operators are too pressed
or numerically inept to execute.
Their palpable relief when the tax
retur n is filed may swell your sense
of job satisfaction.
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