Disclaimer: As usual, what is written below is my own personal opinion, and may vary from yours. It doesn’t mean to say that either is correct or incorrect, that’s what makes us all Humans.
I’d like to begin by acknowledging the Traditional Owners of the land on which we meet today. I would also like to pay my respects to Elders past, present and emerging.
Back Story to me growing up:
My father was a Sexist, Racist, Homophobe who passed his narrow minded views onto me. Or I should say ”Forced” his views.
Because of this, I treated anyone who was not a White Australian Male as inferior people only there to serve me.
Certain people took offence at this, and rightly so. I was strongly disliked by almost every other student in Secondary School.
Their revenge: Hurt me so much, I contemplated Suicide.
Deep Down, I felt sick because I didn’t agree with my father, but he was the boss , therefore, he must be abided by.
I was scared of him so much, I even hid my true self because I knew what would happen:
HE WOULD KILL, OR AT LEAST DISOWN ME.
Instead I did what I was told.
I had 2 best friends in secondary school, 1 was a white boy, the other Mediterranean. My father accepted my white friend, but not my other.
My father eventually found a reason to dislike my white friend, accused him of being gay and trying to turn me. He was not.
Anyway, when I left school and started working, I was able to make friends and be more accepting.
I worked with many different humans, who taught me a lot.
My father objected to me associating with “undesirables”. His words, not mine.
I just saw them as humans.
What my father didn’t know, I was battling my not only my Gender Identity, but Sexual orientation.
As a result, I compensated by treating women like slaves.
Eventually, I realised, everyone is equal and deserves to be treated as such.
I started doing that and guess what?
I realised I could learn from everyone, no matter their background.
Acceptance to me means:
Accepting every other Amazing Winner, being Supportive, Listening and trying New Foods and Ideas.
To everyone whom I treated badly, because of my upbringing:
I’M SO SORRY, PLEASE ACCEPT MY SINCEREST APOLOGIES.
I was doing what I was TOLD was the right thing to do,
THAT IS NO EXCUSE FOR MY ACTIONS.
I will say, since killing my father (He was on Life Support, as NOK, I was given the choice), I have changed my views and started accepting everyone, until they let me down, if they do.
I used to listen to others and their negativity regarding people, which I would believe, however, I no longer base decisions on that.
I think things through before deciding.
I will tell you a story:
January 2015, I posted in a Transgender group on Facebook, seeking a Gender Surgeon. A gurl responded, and we started chatting via messenger.
She advised, I could friend her, which I did, however, I baulked when I saw her age, she was 15, I was 49. I had no physical interest in her, however, knew others would assume the worst in me. I told “Chris” this, but she assured me all was ok. I accepted this and we continued chatting almost daily, until Monday March 30th, 2015, when I was suddenly blocked.
I thought I’d done something wrong and attempted to reconcile. Chris stupidly had her school on her wall. I wrote a detailed and long letter to her, then sent it to her. As expected, no response.
I later found out, my worst suspicions, she had been lied too about me. Despite no evidence, she believes what was said.
Thankfully, I have proof of my innocence.
This event has caused me to go backwards as it hurt me so much, and I thought we were great friends.
Granted I asked very personal questions from Chris, but with permission. I asked them as she was the youngest TransGurl I knew in Australia and her answers were purely for my education.
Anyway, I digress and possibly boring you all now, so:
My point originally of this blog is we should accept every other
Because we can learn from each other.
I certainly have.
Despite my age (56), I have learnt from many other winners:
An Amazing Friend (My BIFF) in Canada, who is 23 and Married to a man my age.
Several Cleaning Customers who are under 30 and super Amazing Winners.
Please: Always give others a
Because you never know what a person may offer you and bring value to
Please be advised, these are subject to Government Legislation but is what I hope to achieve.
Shareholders will be first offered positions.
When someone applies to work with us, we will only require the following:
Clear Recent Police Check. However, if an applicant has offences, they may still be considered for a position:
Tax File Number:
Work 40 Hours per week, but paid 38.
1 Paid day off per month. These can accrue, maximum of 5, so a T/M can take a full paid extra week off.
4 Weeks Annual Leave.
12 Days Personal Leave.
Part Time Leave will be pro rata
Part Time 16 Hours per week.
Hourly Rate: $25 whether Full or Part Time.
Each T/M will receive their Birthday off, Paid at flat rate + 1% for each year living on this planet. i.e: $200 flat and a 25 y/o, so an extra 25%.
Once a T/M stays for 12 months continuous, they will receive 12 months Health Insurance, paid by us through our corporate rate with our chosen provider. TBD.
A Pay rise may occur, each year commencing January 1st, either CPI or $5 per hour, whichever is greater.
T/M’s will receive their roster 3 weeks in advance and will be for the following calendar month. Swaps can occur, if each party completes a swap form and there is no negative impact on the business at the time.
T/M’s will be trained in all facets of the Business:
Candle Making, Warehousing, Preparations, Office/Administration, Cleaning (Including Lavatories), Cooking/Food Preparation, Packing, Transport & any other jobs which may crop up.
Each T/M who remains for 6 months will share 10% of the Annual After Tax Profits, which will be paid early November each year, hopefully commencing November 2023.
T/M’s on candle making duty will receive $1 per candle they make, from start to finish.
This extra payment can either be paid each Pay Period, or set aside and paid with their annual bonus in November.
T/M’s can opt to access the payments as needed if they opt for the money to be held in our Trust account.
All T/M’s will be required to be on 3 Months Probation and in that time, will be moved around to try each position.
We will not require references, except in exceptional circumstances.
Even if a T/M looks like not being suitable for any position, instead of us terminating them, we will look at alternatives.
Terminations will only occur when there is no other alternative, or if a T/M has committed a severe offence.
There will be full details in the welcome packs.
This is a draft of this document, which will be updated as needed.
For those interested, My Current ABN Status is:
Individual/Sole Trader, but will be changed to Mel’s Customised Candles and with an ACN too, once MCC established.
Current ABN: 61902818410
Melissa Alison Wilma Jensen.
Business Address: L016/332 Leakes Road, TRUGANINA, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA, 3029.
You can check the current status by clicking the below link: