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Foveaux  ·  377 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: October 16, 2022

Our Union got a tasty offer from the employer after 2x strikes, and 2x rejected offers. For me? 8k permanent increase over the next 2 years, on top of the regular pay increases. I voted for it, it's shy of what we wanted, but a damn sight better than the 2% we were initially offered. I suspect given the genuine financial issues being faced, this is the best we will get.

Peas are sprouting up! Spuds are growing! Carrots are.. Lagging behind, but they're growing! I need to rustle up some conduit pipe, and bird netting, so I can make hooped covers for my raised beds. The cats are still pooping on the safety net, and if I don't get out there and scrape it off, it dries and falls under.

My partner was diagnosed yesterday with ADHD - after a bit of a battle to get seen, it's done. She feels very much validated in it now, after plenty of self-loathing. She's seeing it as context for her behaviour, and is reading up on everything she can to better handle everything. Next up is trying medication, but she's philosophical about whether it'll help. Willing to try it!

The main part was confirming that she isn't just super lazy, she has genuine issues with executive function. My brother told her when he'd been diagnosed, and she'd been wondering about herself "It's not your fault, but it is your responsibility" and she seems committed to not letting it define things for her.