COVID Positive

RAT may include mine.

I recently tested positive to COVID.

Despite being triple vaccinated, wearing a face mask when I leave home & sanitising my hands regularly, I still caught it.

As a self employed person: I’m a Contract House Cleaner, I’ve now lost 2 weeks work.

Thankfully, I’m receiving Job Search Benefits.

My point of writing this, is to ask everyone to think of everyone else’s health & safety.

I thought I only had a minor cold, but a friend who works in health, encouraged me to do a RAT, which came up positive.

At the time of writing this, I feel awful.

Mild headache.

Chest pain, mainly when I cough.

Unable to drink coffee: Anyone who knows me, knows the only time I don’t drink coffee is when I’m very sick.

I don’t have an appetite today.

My advice to everyone:

Get tested regularly, no matter what

This is my Tik Tok pic.

Wednesday Cleaning Tip: DIY Air Freshener

Take a clean, dry, spray bottle.
Remove trigger.

Pour in clean, filtered water around 3/4, then put 10 drops of your favourite essential oil/s each.

Screw trigger back on, shake well.

Spray each room until scented.
I usually do this just before leaving home, so floors can dry whilst out.

Safety: hard floors may become slippery when mix reaches floor.

Update: When MCC becomes operational, each candle buyer will receive a free air freshener made from your scent choices.

Tomorrow: Carpets.

Tuesday Cleaning Tip: Water Saving.

As usual, what is mentioned below is my own opinion. You may or may not agree with me. As a professional cleaner, I do research before recommending any product or equipment.

Traditional mops can create more health issues as they don’t always remove germs when wringing out.

The spray mop above is my recommended equipment.

When you use the trigger button, it releases a small amount of liquid, which is your choice.

These are 3 in 1.

Orange pad for sweeping.

Blue, moping general areas.

Red, Bathrooms, Laundries & Lavatories. I mop in that order.

The pack should include a Blue & Red washable microfibre pads.

Orange available separately.

Using these mops will save you Water, Money & Time.

Please on wooden floors, only use cold water.

I add disinfectant.

You can buy cheaper spray mops, which I’m sure will do the same thing.

Update: Bunnings have a similar mop, from Morgan, but only comes with 1 pad, you need to buy the others separately. The Oates mentioned above should fit.

Tomorrow: Make Your Own Air Freshener.

Monday Cleaning Tip: Dusting.

I love & use this duster as its handle is xtendable & the dusting arm is movable.

Coles regular price: $12.

The dusters are disposable.

I have found a cheaper, but just as good duster at Bunnings. Glitz 5 pk.

Did You Know?

Many people do not dust their door frames, tops of doors or ceiling fan blades.

These retain dust which leads to health issues.

Regular dusting of all areas of a home, helps reduce the health risks.

I even dust Bathrooms, Lavatories, Laundries.

You can dust inside your car, boat, caravan, anywhere dust settles.

Added Tip:

Wiping down these surfaces with an anti bacterial cloth, provides added protection.

Coles brand 100 pk does an amazing job.

To remove cobwebs or dust high areas, use a long handled broom. Please ensure someone is there for safety.

I also suggest wearing PPE

Personal

Protective

Equipment.

Safety First Always.

Hope this has helped you all.

Tomorrow: Saving Water When Moping.

πŸš“πŸš“πŸš“πŸš“πŸš“πŸš“πŸš“πŸš“πŸš“πŸš“πŸš“Australia Only: Police Assistance Line

I would like to remind everyone, if you witness a non-urgent crime, or need to report 1, please do not call

000

Instead, call 131444.

Police Assistance Line is staffed 24/7.

Please leave 000 for Emergencies only.

GHOSTING

Ghosting, also known as simmering or icing, is a colloquial term which describes the practice of ending all communication and contact with another person without any apparent warning or justification and subsequently ignoring any attempts to reach out or communication made by said person.[1][2][3] The term originated in the early 2000s, typically referring to dating and romantic relationships. In the following decade, media reported a rise in ghosting, which has been attributed to the increasing use of social media and online dating apps. The term has also expanded to refer to similar practices among friends, family members, employers and businesses.[4][5][6]

The most common cause of ghosting in a personal relationship is to avoid emotional discomfort in a relationship. A person ghosting typically has little acknowledgement of how it will make the other person feel. Ghosting is associated with negative mental health effects on the person on the receiving end, and has been described by some mental health professionals as a passive-aggressive form of emotional abuse or cruelty.[7]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghosting_(behavior)

Β© Mel’s Customised Candles Melbourne, Australia, 2021

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’m writing this blog today because I’m sick of wasting my time applying for jobs, and being ignored.

Same when I communicate with others, who then ignore me.

Ghosting someone is purely

RUDE

COWARDLY

&

TOXIC.

In today’s Technology based world, it’s easy for people to abandon others.

I will admit, I’ve ghosted people, but never realised it at the time.

However, now I know, don’t anymore.

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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 have written this blog to show how displeased I am with how hard it is to even obtain an interview, let a lone being offered a stable β€œJust Over Broke.”

My story:

I’m 57, Transgender and spent many years working in Transport.

Due to being out of work for over 6 years, I don’t have recent references, or those where I have done recent work, have ignored my requests.

I’m trying to find employment preferably working from home as a Video Call Centre Agent.

To all Companies, Worldwide, Employing: The following suggestions could help solve not only your vacancy issues, but employ many others.

1. Don’t assume a candidate’s phone signal is strong. Where I reside, it is very weak and calls have dropped out in the past, which have destroyed any chance of a job.

2. Contact Candidates to organise a Video Call, this way, you get to see each other, and gives each a better overview.

3. Look further than a candidate’s resume and Cover Letter. People lie on them.

4. Nurture Candidates, you never know how that in turn will result.

5. Allow Flexibility for Candidates, not all can do what you want when you want.

6. Respond to an Applicant within 48 hours. My cut off is 48 hours after applying.

7. If initial applicants are unsuitable, then go back and sift through the rejects. I’m sick of seeing previously applied for, and rejected from, jobs advertised.

8. Loosen requirements, if an applicant meets most of the requirements, then give them a chance.

9. Who gave you a chance when you needed it? Well, think about that when you are rejecting β€œUnsuitable Humans.”

10. Allow candidates to commence 1 day per week, to gauge their suitability.

11. Just because a Candidate may not have recent employment, or references, should not exclude them from being given a chance.

12. Not all applicants will be comfortable talking about their private lives, some, like me, may become emotional.

13. Social Youdia is private and must not be a compulsory requirement when applying, unless you plan to pay your team 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, then ok.

14. Boundaries: Many people, like me, do not like to touch others, nor be touched either. For me, this goes back to point 12.

15. Not every person is ambitious and wanting to be promoted, have you ever stopped to think about that? Many people, no matter their age, are happy in more non-leading roles.

16. Please do not dismiss a candidate based on their history, we all learn from our mistakes. If a candidate is honest with you about why they left or were terminated, from a previous position, please accept that. I mention this because recently, I was head hunted and when I admitted why I was terminated, I gave an honest answer, but my suitability was dismissed because of that.

We are all

HUMAN BEINGS

And deserve to be treated:

Equally,

Fairly

Respect,

Dignity.

In other words, Treat Others How

YOU

Want to be treated.

Courtesy costs:

$0

FYI: I have a recent clear Police Check– Expiry October 2022

Working With Children Check Card– Expiry November 2026

I also provide a Statutory Declaration.

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Saturday June 4th, 2022 Update: Each Transgender Team Member will receive 6 weeks Surgery Leave, after 12 months continuous service.

Shares are $5 AUD each.

Do you have a forward financial plan?

MCC is and always WILL be an

LGBTIQA

Friendly

Business.

No matter where you reside, you can benefit from a Business Partnership.

Yes, there is a cost to Buy-In $5 AUD, but within 5 years of being established, we hope to refund that cost.

If any other LGBTIQA businesses interested, we would love to collaborate.

Please contact us.

Support Small Business.

Further Information:
Please send us an email:

melscustomisedcandles@gmail.com

We will respond within 48 hours.

For your safety and security, and to keep costs low, we only offer electronic payments, via Australian Bank Account. Wise and PayPal-Rest of The World.
All prices quoted are Australian Dollar (AUD)

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When MCC is established, I, Melissa Alison Wilma Jensen, will not earn higher wages than my Team Members.

Like my Team, I will be on $1,000 AUD per week, plus 20% super. (Full Time)

Part Time $25 per hour, 16 hours per week + 20% Super & $1 per candle made.

All Team Members will rotate positions, so they can get valuable training & experience in all aspects of the business.

I will also be paid $1 commission per candle I make.

I don’t believe CEO’s should be earning such disgustingly high wages, when those who keep them in business, struggle.

The reason why I want to establish this business is to help everyday humans.

Because I believe everyone is capable of great things.

Annual After Tax Profits (if any) will be shared amongst Business Partners & Team Members, paid early November each year.

Just In Time For Christmas.

Life Support Part 4.

Once home, I let the office know about dad and requested privacy from everyone if possible. They agreed and a sign went up to reflect that.

I went to my room, grabbed my towel and toiletries, then went to have a shower.

I came back to relax, but text my best friend about what was happening, I didn’t go into details, instead requested we meet up the following day, she agreed.

I did go outside to briefly explain about dad being in a coma but stopped short of revealing my big decision. I told them just enough to keep them off my back.

I went for a walk to get some lunch, but also get fresh air and this may sound strange but talk to mum and see what she felt.

I felt her presence but couldn’t feel her decision. I understand why.

This didn’t help my decision any easier.

I then took a slow walk back home and went to have dinner. I was allowed to take my tray and food to my room to eat.

Afterwards, I went to have a bath, then an early night.

The following morning, I woke early, had a shower, then dressed, grabbed my keys, wallet and phone and walked to the station.

I travelled to see my friend, and of course, being cheap Tuesday, we decided to watch a movie. What movie we saw, I forget, as I was thinking about dad.

Once it was over, we went to buy a cup of tea each then sit and chat. I went into full details and of course, broke down crying.

My friend consoled me saying, β€œLook, I know he is a pain in the rear end, and you would prefer he stays alive, but if he does, he will need to stop working, can you put up with being there for him full time again as his carer?”

I hadn’t thought about that and decided to go to see the person I used to deal with when I was on the Carers Pension, just to get some information.

As I was known there, I still had to wait, but this person knew it was important and would attend to me quickly.

I asked her advice, and was told I might be eligible, but she asked if it was worth it, especially given his age. He was 74 at the time. I agreed, and thanked her, then left.

I called my friend to tell her. I was still undecided.

Yes, I was being selfish at the time, because he was a pain, but he was my father.

N.B. At the time, I had forgotten about certain things from my early years.

The next few days, I spent at the hospital with dad. Even that couldn’t help me.

I decided to spend the weekend alone to try and make a final decision.

My friend’s husband and son had planned to go visit his mother for a few days. She lived in the same town I was living when mum died. I had been invited to come stay with my friend for company. She had to work. I accepted.

I decided not to turn his life support off.

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