For those who don't know, I went to Brisbane last Tuesday for a "meet & greet" and induction with my new job. I'll be working here in Perth but reporting to a manager in Brisbane.
It was a good couple of days. Met the manager & two team mates. They all seem lovely and the work environment is very positive. I'm looking forward to meeting the other members of the company who work in Perth next week. I'll be working alongside the Perth team and from what I've heard they're really nice too.
Oh and I've got a new iPhone! And I've almost figured out how to work it!
I did manage - thanks to my new boss, who gave me a lift out there - to get to Qld Gun Exchange before they closed on Thursday evening and I picked up the magazine.
It was funny at the airport as the guy who was checking me in hadn't checked in anyone with just a magazine before and he thought that it didn't need to be checked in as a "restricted item". However when he rang the baggage handlers "out the back" they didn't know what to do either so it was decided that it was probably best to put it through as "restricted" rather than risk it. He was fascinated that a female would be interested in shooting and was asking me heaps of questions. He reckons he would like to give it a go - shame he's on the other side of the country, makes it difficult to take him to a range.
He didn't even charge me for checking luggage (my company hadn't booked any for me, although they were willing to reimburse me if I did check luggage).
The benefit with checking it in as an "restricted item" was that it was the first bag off the plane and hand-delivered to me at the "oversized baggage claim".
Anyway home now - after a 4 and a bit hour flight - at least I had an empty seat next to me so that I could stretch out.