The gift-giving is an eyebrow-raiser! People splurge on gifts for everyone they know. In 2017, Australians collectively racked up $29 billion in credit card debt at Christmas.
Who'd think, who'd know that workplace practices can be so different across continents?
The thing with us Indians is that we have been raised to believe that we need to find a job straight out of Uni, start saving and invest in a house immediately.
An aunt asked me why I didn't stay back and fight. I said I didn't want to and that it was pointless.
Child care is available for babies (6 months onwards) and children up to 5 years.
Don't forget a pair of walking shoes, if you visit. Oh, did I say that kids enter free on holidays and weekends? Yay!
So, what do you do with the kids during these holidays? Well, the good news is that there are options for everyone.
Birthdays that followed were much better though. I recall Lesley and Barrie inviting us to celebrate Andy's birthday at their lovely home in Hindmarsh Island. They got out they Kayaks, and Barrie took us on his boat.
You don't have a random man standing outside charging you for 'entry' or 'parking', while handing out what looks like chits of paper, depicting a 'make shift' ticket.
The one thing I've experienced here is that you go to work to work, not make friends. I've worked in six places in the last three years in Australia, but I haven't made a single friend at work.