Weirder, stranger, quirkier, lovelier
I actually looked @ my study options last night & will ring Armidale today as I think I can do my Masters online from there. My Alma Mater has no options for me. I am super happy to study as my one real useful work skill is my research skills. I started off work as a library technician & everyone thought I should study that because I loved reading but library work has almost nothing to do with reading & I pretty much hated it because it was very much to do with the public & I am not a people person. I liked Childrens, research & repair, all highly skilled areas with few openings. I went overseas instead.I agree wholeheartedly!
To fill in on Australian social benefits, if Ribh is close to retirement age, she can study that out and Australia will support her: Austudy until old age pension. These options are not a pittance (jobseeker is a pittance) but also not a tonne of money. My dad loved the old age pension, it made a big difference in his quality of life.
But she may prefer to work and that's a very real option. There are loads of opportunities. The Link will connect her with a placement agency if that's what she wants to do.
At present I'm not sure I could hold a job down as I'm tending to fall asleep @ really odd times & have absolutely no control over this. I am speaking to my Dr next week.
@RoyalChick thank you for so many kind words. I'm not sure those who know me best would agree with you. I'm not known for my practicality. I love my degree & enjoyed doing it but it isn't really much use. I have a really weird skill set. I'm a great public speaker but what do I use it for? I'm a good story teller but...Plus just now I have things like court cases to sort out which doesn't mesh well with employment.