Hello Dear Reader,
For as long as I remember, I have always worn a uniform of some sort. Of course at school, through to Grade 10, as it was called then, I wasn't very academic, and I went straight from school to my first job, were I stayed for a total of 20 years (uniform included).
I had a break of 7 years until the kids were at school and then I was able to work school hours until they were in high school. I then studied and achieved a Cert III in Aged Care. I got my first job in Aged Care with Queensland Health, but only lasted 1 year at that place because of bullying in the work place. I left there and got another job with QH doing community work, which I loved and stayed there for a total of 3 years.
While there I studied and achieved my Cert IV in Allied Health which took me to another 2 positions within QH to where I work now. I absolutely love it and keep saying this is my retirement job. It is so close to home (10 minute bike ride) and the team I work with makes coming to work everyday a pleasure.
I never have to think about what I will wear to work, which is just fantastic, the uniforms are easy care, no ironing, and are very comfy. Also the uniforms are supplied, so no outlay of money and we get a small allowance for laundering the uniforms, Sweet!
I find as I get older, I care less and less about what I look like and more about how I feel. Comfort is the key and if that means jeans and t-shirts for all the days I at home, I will be very happy. Of course I wear an amended version of this home uniform in Summer, as it can be so stupidly hot and humid. so shorts and t-shirt it is.