Working in fashion retail means more spending than earning

Retail staff across well known fashion chains including Diva, Lovisa and Sportsgirl are being forced to purchase stock out of their own wages in order to work at those stores. However, such employment conditions are against the law, with the Fair Work Act claiming that if employers require staff to wear “special” items, there must…

Talk nerdy to me

In order to fund my unhealthy addiction to online shopping, I as a university student take a break from my conscientious studies (and scrolling) to earn some coin on the weekends as a retail assistant. Working at a fashionable accessories store, one would expect to be approached by customers for style savvy suggestions and on…

Work, family and romance makes top TV work

Originally published at http://atthefestival.wordpress.com/2013/05/27/work-family-and-romance-make-top-tv-work/  “Nina Proudman: what a mad bitch!” TV critic Ruth Ritchie opened her Writing Great TV commentary with her usual no holds barred approach. She was referring, of course, to the highly popular television character portrayed by Logie award winner Asher Keddie in Channel 10’s Offspring. Joining Ritchie on the panel were Offspring…

Buskers tune-up for big break online

Abridged version published at http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/the-hills/buskers-tune-up-for-big-break-with-local-competition/story-fngr8i1f-1226611053963#mm-breached Tara Dobson has been busking at Rouse Hill Town Centre for the past year.   Playing the guitar since she was fourteen and singing since she could speak, the seventeen year old believes that her acoustic renditions of pop songs are the ideal form of entertainment for local shoppers.  “It’s fun…

Is this the best show on Australian television?

Originally published at http://www.ivillage.com.au/the-best-show-australian-television/154880 BY ALICIA VRAJLAL Australian television has reached a new level of brilliance with Channel 9’s drama, House Husbands. The show explores the lives of four Melbourne men who take on the role of primary child carer while their spouses and partners earn a living. House Husbandshas proved to be a thought-provoking and heart-warmingly entertaining series.…