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r b

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About r b

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  • Birthday 09/26/1986

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    Australia NSW
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    370Z, Bike: D675
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    Project Manager
  1. Australian Defence Force info

    I strongly disagree with your comment. When you join the ADF you are essentially starting an apprenticeship with standards much higher than those in the commercial world. You interact with people from a large range of backgrounds, all with different interests and beliefs. During your initial and ongoing training and deployments you pretty much forced into spending extended amounts of time with these diverse groups of people. This does a lot more at developing and advancing a young persons social skills than a few years at university ever will. The trap some people fall into is spending too much time solely with their friends from the ADF and neglecting those from the 'outside world'. After a few years of this, they become institutionalised and are not longer suitable for work outside of the Government, or other large bureaucratic corporations. Personally, there is no way I could be in the position I am in without the skills I picked up over 6 years in the ADF. I would struggle to find another person I deal with on a professional basis who has the same level of experience as myself at anywhere near my age. Disregarding my service, other friends of mine who were working in the commercial sector whilst I was in the ADF with no university education, who have now started studying at a 'mature age' (25+) are coming out a lot more advanced and valuable compared to their peers who studied straight after leaving high school.
  2. Go the bike. There's no way I could ever choose one over the other, but comparing driving to riding is like comparing apples to oranges.
  3. things that annoy you

    I just use the 5 second rule, if they don't move in that time after I've given them adequate space, I go past them. With people who don't move, I just start merging and they soon get the picture.
  4. One day a week jobs

    This is a common misconception. You don't get 'taxed more' on the second job, you get taxed according to your yearly earnings as per the following: 0 - $6,000 Nil $6,001 - $37,000 15c for each $1 over $6,000 $37,001 - $80,000 $4,650 plus 30c for each $1 over $37,000 $80,001 - $180,000 $17,550 plus 37c for each $1 over $80,000 $180,001 and over $54,550 plus 45c for each $1 over $180,000
  5. ignorant prick How is that ignorant? I grew up in a shit area, then moved. A lot of my friends got involved in organised crime, I didn't. Guess who is now in a better situation?
  6. Annual reviews, salary reviews

    My salary reviews usually consist of dinner, several glasses/bottles of red wine, my boss telling me how good I am then naming a figure, then agreeing when I ask him to double it. I hope this helps.
  7. Great insight, if only all the other victims of gun crime were as smart as you. Clue up. I'm definitely not getting shot at in the lovely leafy Lower North Shore. Guess my advice works.
  8. Another vote for getting one here. A sportsbike is on a completely different level to a 'sports' car. I've got a Daytona 675 and absolutely love it. It's also a great incentive to leave your car stock, because there's no way driving will ever compare to riding.
  9. If you don't want to get shot: 1. Don't live in a shit area. 2. Don't get involved in organized crime. Simple.
  10. Australian Defence Force info

    I really wouldn't advise you to try for a TSPV. They find out every bit of information on you, including forum posts. From the way you have been carrying on in this thread for the past few years they would deem you unsuitable for any role requiring access to sensitive information.
  11. I pay $480 a week for a 1 bedroom + study 10 mins from the CBD. Takes me about 15 minutes to get to work in peak hour, and with the money left over from not having a mortgage, I have a healthy savings account and a 370Z. its overpriced because its overcrowded. I bet you that anyone in adelaide is not having a shit time with traffic on their daily commute... Adelaide traffic is terrible, there's only a very few main arterial roads. If it's population increases much more, it'll be way worse than Sydney traffic. Also, people don't know how to merge... or drive in general.
  12. Fuel consumption

    370Z costs around $100 to fill up, and that used to get me around 650km's (10.5l/100km's) with what you could call 'country' driving, now I only drive in urban environments and would lucky to get 500km's (12.5l/100km's) out of a tank. I don't drive conservatively at all though.
  13. Have prices dropped? 4-5 years ago you could buy a derelict house on stilts around Casuarina for 400-500k. Included in that price you get great neighbours that would love to invite themselves over and help themselves to your TV and/or jewellery.
  14. Yes. It hasn't been sensationalised by the Australian media before. Obviously most of the people posting in this thread: 1. Have not been to Darwin, and witnessed how often the town plays host to International Defence exercises or how often they get a carrier group containing thousands of US defence personnel spending weeks/months there. 2. Are ignorant to the fact the US already has bases in Australia, and embedded troops all around the country.
  15. I went there once and it seemed pretty average, I hardly ate anything though.. It's popularity seems to have dropped significantly since it first opened.