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Excellent work big fella.;)
 
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Fifo used to give me way more time with my kids than a job in town. That changed when they went to school now i sit at home waiting for them to finish school and my friends to finish work.
 

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Being fifo and missing out on most of my kids growing up. I don't like that story. :(
If this story makes you sad, can I ask why you have continued to work FIFO? My brother in law who is a good mate and FIFO also complains about missing out on his kids growing up. He however refuses to give it up, no matter how many times we talk about it man to man. I just don't get it. Can you help me understand?
 

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I Have Imaginary Friends
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Google it. There are many variations. Don't mean to be a skeptic, but, probably written by someone who wants a reaction.
Does nothing for me. I've given my kids ( actually adopted) all the attention and help I can. Hell, even getting out of bed, ringing in sick and driving thousands of k's to help. I don't need some fictional author to try to get me to feel guilty.
Ok I'm ready for the reaction.
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Lol. Of course it's made up, but I don't think that's the point. Nor do I think it's supposed to make us feel 'guilty' despite it's tug on the heart strings. It's just a well written story to remind us that our children need special time with us. Nothing more, nothing less.
 

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Google it. There are many variations. Don't mean to be a skeptic, but, probably written by someone who wants a reaction.
Does nothing for me. I've given my kids ( actually adopted) all the attention and help I can. Hell, even getting out of bed, ringing in sick and driving thousands of k's to help. I don't need some fictional author to try to get me to feel guilty.
Ok I'm ready for the reaction.
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The story hit a nerve with me unfortunately. Sad but true.
 

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Google it. There are many variations. Don't mean to be a skeptic, but, probably written by someone who wants a reaction.
Does nothing for me. I've given my kids ( actually adopted) all the attention and help I can. Hell, even getting out of bed, ringing in sick and driving thousands of k's to help. I don't need some fictional author to try to get me to feel guilty.
Ok I'm ready for the reaction.
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How can someone make you feel guilty if you know you've done nothing wrong and are happy within yourself in this regard? :confused: That's not it's purpose.
 

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You want real heartbreak. On two separate occasions I've had girls, one a year 8 and the other a year 10 come back to school in the afternoon to inform me that mum and boyfriend have left. That's right, they've gone home and nothing is there, the low lives have fckuded off while their kids are at school. Makes a grown man cry, real tears for someone who is not theirs except for duty of care. Just one of the many heartbreakers I've experienced in teaching in Met South West Sydney. Google Anita Cobby, taught a child of one of the scum who did her in. Nice kid, but had a lot of mental problems, as you would. I really care for every child I teach. A successful year teaching for me is not necessarily the great grades my kids achieve, but being able to turn a student around from being a person who might not make it to being a success.
Too much for me, must have hit a raw nerve. One more rum, then off to bed, looking at caravans tomorrow.
 

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You want real heartbreak. On two separate occasions I've had girls, one a year 8 and the other a year 10 come back to school in the afternoon to inform me that mum and boyfriend have left. That's right, they've gone home and nothing is there, the low lives have fckuded off while their kids are at school. Makes a grown man cry, real tears for someone who is not theirs except for duty of care. Just one of the many heartbreakers I've experienced in teaching in Met South West Sydney. Google Anita Cobby, taught a child of one of the scum who did her in. Nice kid, but had a lot of mental problems, as you would. I really care for every child I teach. A successful year teaching for me is not necessarily the great grades my kids achieve, but being able to turn a student around from being a person who might not make it to being a success.
Too much for me, must have hit a raw nerve. One more rum, then off to bed, looking at caravans tomorrow.
And it is these parents who need to read this and feel guilty. Not you, me or the majority. The baggage some of our students carry with them is down right criminal and way behond what this story is about. Teachers just don't teach. They have to council as well. In some cases these kids have no one else to confide in. Any teacher that just teaches for the cash and holidays is scum in my opinion.
 

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I really really appreciate your thanks , guys, and heartfelt comments. it touched me.

i dunno if its real or not, i just like it enough and believe in it enough to share with you all.

i do truly believe we only get one shot ... make the most of it... time goes too fast, much faster than i like..

twas only yesterday my kids were born ffs, now one is 10 , and other is 8....
where the fk did the years go ??
 

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I work hard to provide security and a future for my children, to me this is just as important as time spent directly with them. Its all about balance.

I explain to my little boy each morning I have to go to work to make money. He will never grow up thinking it grows on trees.
 

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Google these two names. I was the Year Advisor to them.
Amber Haigh
Craig Behr
I'm with you LJ. I lost a kid nearly every year for 20 years and I know the pain.
The World Today Archive - Truckie's wife outraged by lenient sentences
I taught these three as well, the truth didn't come out, they got off very lightly. Should have questioned their teachers.
Yep, year adviser to the two brothers over several years.
Rough area.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/2005_Macquarie_Fields_riots
Taught these kids too. Knew most of the rioting kids.
Not all the kids were bad, some great kids who I'm still in touch with.
 
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If this story makes you sad, can I ask why you have continued to work FIFO? My brother in law who is a good mate and FIFO also complains about missing out on his kids growing up. He however refuses to give it up, no matter how many times we talk about it man to man. I just don't get it. Can you help me understand?

Because It is part and parcel of my occupation. I specialise in large scale IT rollouts and have to travel all over Australia to do it. (We have around 300 sites and growing)
My employer is great and flies me home every weekend unless I want to stay where I am.
It's easily the best job I've ever had and I work with a bunch of great people. Not such a easy thing to give up. Expecialy since I've been there 12 years.
 

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Because It is part and parcel of my occupation. I specialise in large scale IT rollouts and have to travel all over Australia to do it. (We have around 300 sites and growing)
My employer is great and flies me home every weekend unless I want to stay where I am.
It's easily the best job I've ever had and I work with a bunch of great people. Not such a easy thing to give up. Expecialy since I've been there 12 years.
Thanks for that mate.
My BIL has 28 days on and after travel 6 days at home. That's my definition of missing your kids growing up.
Having the oportunity to see your tackers every weekend isn't. Don't beat yourself up about it mate. :)
 
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