Want to end your horror working week with a drink in hand at a good ole’ fashioned dress-up party? You’re only human.
Plus, I’ve got you covered! Grab out your fake blood, make-up kits, and your most gruesome Halloween costumes and make your way down to Sydney. There is Halloween themed drinks, prizes for best-dressed, haunted houses and loud music. Happy Halloween!
Apparently one night of Halloween parties just wasn’t enough for the Argyle! They are the host of two haunted-house parties over Friday and Saturday night. Friday night will be corporate friendly for all those peeps that want to head straight after work, while Saturday is extremely encouraging of a Halloween dress-up! Both nights will feature freak entertainers, stilt walkers, face painters, drink tasting stations, fire breathers and more! Umm..that actually sounds awesome.
18 Argyle St, The Rocks 2000
What?! Over $10,000 in prizes and giveaways to be won including for best dressed? Ok. Where do I sign up?
This concept party takes you “around the world” to various countries for interactive fun + games & prizes, then culminates in a massive costume bash with 4 separate DJ areas all night. Network Canada always throws in a few extra fun surprises so be prepared for an amazing experience with a really fun crowd, from all corners of the planet.
The Ivy, 330 George St, Sydney
Plenty of DJ’s to play to your hearts content against a backdrop of ghoulish projections!
16-18 Oxford Square, Darlinghurst 2010
Ok, this is a real Halloween party. A four level live walk-through Haunted House filled with terrifying actors, 3D ghost projections and…you won’t see me there. No way, no thank you.
Then on the other hand…there Halloween themed drink specials and a roof-top partay! Ok. That sounds better.
Kings Cross Hotel, 244-248 Williams St, Sydney
Dress up is a must for this spooky Halloween themed party!
1 Slip St (Underneath Slip Inn, 111 Sussex St), Sydney
The Sydney Zombie Walk is an annual event that drags thousands out of their homes onto the streets of Sydney in their best Zombie costumes and all in the name of awareness for Australia’s Bran Foundation! Great fun, great cause. And it’s for all ages!
Hyde Park, Elizabeth St, Sydney 2000
There is a bunch of entertainment happening at Luna Park in light of Halloween this year! They are hosting a Halloscream Spooktacular Parade, a make-up & photo booth to get your own Halloween make-up done (awesome), and a kid-friendly trick or treat trail through the park. Plus there are prizes for Best Dressed! Plus heaps, heaps more. Check out the link for all the details.
Luna Park, 1 Olympic Drive, Milsons Point
31.10.14 – 01.11.14
Rule: no outfit, no entry.
It’s a 4-hour cruise around Sydney Harbour with some awesome resident DJ’s and over $1,000 in prized for best Halloween costumes! Not too shabby.
King St Wharf, Pier 26
01.11.14. Leaves 7pm, drops you back at Pier 1 at 11pm
Some people dream about all the incredible ways they could quit their jobs, others put those dreams into reality.
Warning: It is not advisable to use any of the following methods to quit your job.
Ah, my personal favourite. How could you ever get mad at a musical number like this one? That was rhetorical, obviously you can’t.
Oh how I enjoy watching awkward situations unfold that I have absolutely no involvement in.
This guy created his own dance routine! I like his commitment.
This is possibly the most famous of all public resignations, and for good reason too! If you haven’t seen it yet, feast your eyes!
Oh yeah, and then her boss replied to her…and the world. And it is not disappointing.
This guy seriously hated his job. He brought his marching band friends along to help him quit his job. He boss was utterly not impressed.
Are you thinking of quitting your job? First of all, make sure it's the right decision.
Second of all, you can start looking now!
Or you can browse all of our jobs: Jobs in Australia
Hump Day, as defined by Urban Dictionary:
The middle of the working week (Wednesday); used in the context of climbing a proverbial hill to get through a tough week.
Also according to the respected source (ahem), every other day of the week can be defined by hump day.
Tuesday is the day before hump day; Thursday is one day after hump day. Except Friday is WOOH! FREEDEOM! Day, Saturday is Mostly Hung-over Day & Sunday is of course Pre-Doom Day (Monday being Doom Day…duh).
Ok, so we get it. Hump Day is the metaphorical “hump” in the week. The icon of this glorious day is the camel, naturally. Thanks to every meme on the Internet ever. An American insurance company also decided to jump on the Hump Day bandwagon and create an ad based around this day…genius.
Anyway. I’m getting side-tracked. My entire point here is that we have found a whole new meaning for Hump Day! Having a quick squiz through some of our OneShift data, it would seem that Wednesday also happens to be the most popular day to apply for jobs! And look, it literally creates a little "hump" on Wednesdays! O - M - G.
So what’s with Wednesdays?
Personally, I would have assumed Monday (Doom Day) would be the day to apply for jobs. You’re melodramatic about the end of yet another glorious weekend, you’re angry that you have to return to the boring existence of your horrible job (I’m just assuming since you’re applying for a new one) so you get on OneShift and all system’s go! Makes sense.
But, no. Hump Day is the day.
Why is that? That’s the question I’m posing to you – the job seeker.
Are you looking for work on a Wednesday? Why?
This is no rhetorical answer silly business. I want answers people. Real words. I need meaning to all of this! You can either comment below or send us a message on Facebook! Don’t be shy. Talk to me!
On another note...since today is Hump Day, perhaps you are looking for a new job? (See what I did there)
The 10 most liveable countries have been announced for 2014!
24/7 Wall St. has reviewed the most liveable countries based on the recent release of the Human Development Index (HDI) by the United Nations Development Programme.
I’m sorry, what?
Basically, the ten most liveable countries are decided by three factors. Having a long and healthy life, being knowledgeable, and having a good standard of living.
HDI: Human Development Index (overall score)
Gross national income per capita: average income per person, before tax
Life expectancy: how long individuals are expected to live in that country from birth
Expected years of schooling: If you can’t work this one out, maybe go back for a few years of study.
Gross national income per capita: $63, 909
Life expectancy: 81.5 years
Expected years of schooling: 17.6 years
Gross national income per capita: $41,524
Life expectancy: 82.5 years
Expected years of schooling: 19.9 years
Gross national income per capita: $53,762
Life expectancy: 82.6 years
Expected years of schooling: 15.7 years
Gross national income per capita: $42, 397
Life expectancy: 81.0 years
Expected years of schooling: 17.9 years
Gross national income per capita: $52, 308
Life expectancy: 78.9 years
Expected years of schooling: 16.5 years
Gross national income per capita: $43,049
Life expectancy: 80.7 years
Expected years of schooling: 16.3 years
Gross national income per capita: $32,569
Life expectancy: 81.1 years
Expected years of schooling: 19.4 years
Gross national income per capita: $72,371
Life expectancy: 82.3 years
Expected years of schooling: 15.4 years
Gross national income per capita: $72,371
Life expectancy: 82.3 years
Expected years of schooling: 15.4 years
Gross national income per capita: $42,880
Life expectancy: 79.4 years
Expected years of schooling: 16.9 years
Job interviews are scary. Even if you’ve done your research and you’re perfect for the job, there’s always that aspect of uncertainty and nervousness that we just can’t seem to shake. The question we’re talking about today is: can you fake it until you make it?
I know what you’re thinking: what exactly are we faking here? Don’t worry, it’s coming.
Amy Cuddy is a social psychologist and she’s got a trick up her sleeve just for you (if you’re impatient, go to 10.00 in the video). She’s interested in how body language can change how other people perceive us, as well as how it can change how we perceive ourselves.
If you fake your own power and confidence by changing your body language, will you eventually become powerful and confident?
Amy Cuddy’s Ted Talk will not only make you think more about your body language and how it affects you in intimidating situations such as a job interview, it will change the way you approach it.
If you can’t be bothered to sit through a 20 minute video (which you should take the time for because it’s actually incredible), Cuddy suggests a simple two minute exercise to complete before entering into any stressful situation.
Step One: Stand in a powerful pose (i.e. the “Superman”). It could be hands on hips, standing tall, chin up. It could be sitting back in a chair with your hands behind your head.
Step Two: Do this for two minutes.
Don’t believe me? Don’t argue with science.
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This morning I was ten minutes late for work. My excuse? I was trapped in the elevator in my apartment building. This is no joke. I stepped into the elevator (as per usual), the doors closed and I pressed “Ground Floor”. Nothing happened. I pressed it harder this time. Nothing. After a few goes of this with no movement, I began to panic and press every single button my elevator has to offer me. And still…zip.
I was lucky to be stuck on the top floor, allowing me one small bar of phone reception to call my brother (or as I now refer to him as my “rescuer”).
As I began my routine walk to work, one of my first thoughts was what if no one at work believes me? What if they think I made it up? It got me thinking. There must be some ridiculous excuses to be late for work that are actually real. So I took a stroll around the OneShift office to find out if anything weird had happened to my colleagues to make them late for work. Here are my published findings.
1. When my daughter was two years old, she had a habit of locking people out of our house. One morning when I was leaving for work, my wife came out to say goodbye. Needless to say, she rang me a few minutes after I had left saying she had been locked out and our daughter was sitting in the living room watching Dora the Explorer.
2. I was sleeping in a super noisy hotel one night (hadn’t quite found a place to live yet), and so I was wearing earplugs to get to sleep. Usually they fall out during the night, but I had woken up in the early hours and put them back in due to the noise. When my alarm went off in the morning, I didn’t hear it. Ended up being two hours late for work! A lovely sleep in.
3. Once I was coming earlier to work after a few days of getting into work late (bus delays). That morning when I thought I was doing well, a police officer stopped me on my way to give me a fee for crossing the street a few seconds before the light turned green for pedestrians! I arrived late and furious.
4. When I was living in London, our bus was severely delayed because a man pulled out a knife on the bus! Luckily, we had a police car behind us!
5. I remember one morning I was dreaming that I was at work and when I eventually woke, I had slept through my alarm and was late for work! Oh, the irony.
Next year is the year. The year claimed by ‘Back To The Future’ to have flying cars and more importantly…hoverboards. Well, all I can say is, well done Director Robert Zemeckis, well done. You weren’t too far from reality!
Hendo, a company created by a California couple, have introduced the world’s first hoverboard! And it's still only 2014!
Ok, so the hoverboard can only float over a metal surface. And ok, the battery life is pretty terrible. And all for only $10, 000! An absolute bargain! Sarcasm aside, how cool would it be to ride a hoverboard to work?!
I gather this new concept has received a bit of criticism because there have been so many other prototypes in the past that have failed to follow through with the goods. And even though this is far from perfect, it’s an awesome start! Give it a few years. Then i'll consider splashing out the cash.
One of my favourite parts is that, despite all the setbacks, they’ve gone ahead and already designed a hoverboard park!
Every time I think of hoverboards, I think of this song. Seth Sentry is an Aussie hip-hop artist (and a personal favourite of mine) and this song could not be more relevant for this article. So do yourself a favour…
Seriously, though guys. Hoverboards. It's a thing. The world is finally catching up with all those futuristic movies with flying cars and crazy technology! Well, sort of.
If you want the more specific scientific details behind this breakthrough (incase my depiction wasn't informative enough...as if), check out this IFL Science article.
Each of these places have something exciting in store for 2015 that will make them sore to the top of your travel list for next year! Get your hiking boots out, these regions aren't your average travel destinations.
This peninsula of Turkey is famous in Australia and New Zealand for it’s role in the First World War. 2015 will be the 100th anniversary of ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) troops landing in Gallipoli, which will no doubt see thousands flock to the peninsula during April of next year.
In 2015, the Rocky Mountain National Park is also celebrating it’s Centennial. The 415 square miles is situated in Colorado, USA. It encompasses an incredible mountain range, beautiful lakes and 355 miles of hiking trails. Not to mention the glorious flora and fauna! To celebrate it’s 100-year birthday, 2015 will be an incredible year to visit the National Park with concerts, parades, and exhibitions to be expected.
Toledo is a district in Belize known for its adventure travel. Filled with rainforests, rivers, mountain ranges and caves, this is a top spot for those looking for something different. Once a small area different to get to, a new road currently in the making will change all that. It will connect Toledo’s small villages with Guatemala and the world.
Woohoo! Australia made the list! And what a great pick, lonely planet! Tasmania is often forgotten about, but what a beautiful part of the world it is. Next year will see the walking adventures of Tasmania grow even more, with 35km of redeveloped walking track linking Denmans Cove with Cape Hauy. Ok so that doesn’t sound very exciting, but apparently it’s one of the largest projects of its kind!
Known for the incredible Northern Lights, but this isn’t why it’s made the list. March 2015 will see all light completely disappear for a few minutes when the moon blocks out the sun.
Looking to travel on a budget? Check out our Top 6 Destinations for Students!
I’ve said it before; I’ll say it again. A job interview is a two way street. You are not there to be harassed with terrifying questions. You are there so the company as well as yourself can see how well you would fit the role. While you should be trying to impress your potential future employer, you also need to suss out whether this position is suited to you.
P.S. When an interviewer asks “do you have any questions for me?” that’s secret business language for “ok, your turn” so have something prepared. And never say no.
Don’t ask questions that you:
a) Should know the answer to
b) Could have answered yourself with a simple Google search
Here I was thinking The Bachelor ended a few weeks ago, but it seems it’s only just getting started. Thanks go to Mr. & Mrs. Sleaze Bag (Blake & Louise) for continuing our journey into a pit of tragic despair.
Blake is still switching from lover to lover (or from fiancé to new girlfriend), girls are still crying, and it seems the audience is getting bigger for this never ending post-show drama.
Apparently Blake and Louise have done an exclusive interview with Woman’s Day, where they reveal their “official love story”. This issue is set to come out TODAY.
Not all is well in paradise, however (dun dun dunnn). Basically the entire country hates this couple.
Some people’s hatred stems from the fact that Blake proposed to one blonde lady friend in the finale while in less than 24 hours, he was declaring his love for another blonde whom he himself kicked off the show in the previous episode. Did he get confused? Did he think they were the same person? No turning back now.
Other’s hatred (including my own) is due to the fact that Blake (and no doubt Channel 10) continues to drag us innocents into their extremely fake and extremely public love life. Don’t they realise that the only reason we allow this to happen is because it makes us feel a whole lot better about our own lives?
Then again, we must remind ourselves that they have sold their love story to Woman’s Day for a mere $50,000, reports Sydney Confidential. Well played, Sir. Well played.