What a full-on year it has been... 2017 has been one of change, re-visiting the past, turmoil, relief and fun!
I'll start with what was proving to be a stressful change to my families life, and it started at the beginning of the year that SA Health would be outsourcing it IT dept... reasons are aplenty, and I will keep my opinions on that to myself. what it did cause though was a lot of uncertainty, and despite my best efforts to find out where we would go, and what we would be doing with the new IT company - who had graciously offered to take us all on [they needed us as much as we needed work] - was not easy to discover.
The union for SA Health IT got involved and by the end of August we had to make a decision, either stay in the Govt and find other meaningful work, or, move to the new company... As you may imagine this occurance caused a lot of stress for a lot of people, me included, and I ended up breaking out in stress rashes and continuously become despondant and unsure what the future laid out. Luckily for myself - a Team in SA Health asked if I would liek to join them, they are not "IT" support but do provide reporting to Southern Adelaide, I couldn't believe my good fortune and by September start working with them.
And now for the good stuff :)
My new work desk and awesome window views [note: the last 8 years ive been stuck in basements and cubilcle, so this is a pretty good change in environment]
My wife looking much more at ease now we got work for bit longer, here she is with her mum Val
Haimish our new dog has grown fast and is loving hanging with the Jory tribe, he never tries to run off and although was a scally wag at first hes matured a lot and is great fun.