22.11.2009 - 23.12.2009
We checked back into Chill Hostel, met up with our old friends Paul & Simon as well as making new ones. Vix birthday we spent in Fiddlers Elbow subject to ladies night, a softcore strip show performed by extremely drunk guys followed by a fun karaoke session in Casablanca.
During December I finally got a job after a three day lame telesales trial working for The Smart Group an Ozzie marketing company door to door. It was a last desperate attempt to gain a financial foothold & paid off. The first week under the leadership of a cool, crazy guy named Timur I developed the necessary skills for sales. The team mainly consisting of backpackers were awesome, looking after me & a mad dutch guy called Joe (Jorn). It was the second & third weeks however that I really started to improve. Having learnt the pitch, developed an understanding of Integral Energy (the electricity client) as a billing company & the psychological 'tricks' to achieve success I was allowed to join my highly successful team on two roadtrips (time spent working & living in an area less knocked for a greater amount of time). These trips meant time away from Vicky sharing a van & apartment with my team for a week at a time. As I would come to notice the team worked hard to get the sales (all on commission only after 4 weeks) & parted just as hard at night. The best thing was I felt like I belonged with them.
Sadly by the end of the third week the team parted company to travel/head home & the few who remained were assimilated into other new teams. The cool thing was thanks to those guys I had the confidence & skills to become successful at sales & break records.
The other thing was through the Gumtree website Vix had managed to find us a house share in a nice little suburb called Auchenflower, situated right next to the train station & herself work nannying for two familes part time.