Well this week was largely taken up with Exam help stall. We’ve had some great help from a few volunteers but it’s quite disappointing to see how many of our representatives haven’t put their hand up to do even one shift. Brendan and I have been rostered on almost every day and we really have other work that we should be doing, not to mention that this is costing me a fortune in myki money as I don’t normally use public transport and as a postgraduate student I don’t get concession.
It’s actually a rising concern of mine that representatives are not putting in the effort required of their role and it lets down the whole team. I hope work ethic picks up a bit once exams are over so that we can build for a productive and strong semester 2!
I sat down this week with our Executive Officer, Office and Finance Manager and our General Secretary to chat about how we can work on implementation of the auditor’s recommendations. This is largely around more policy and procedure documentation for clarity. We have plans to address all recommendations and will be implementing them as soon as possible. I’m really impressed with how few recommendations were submitted by the auditor as I was a bit worried as we had been with the same auditor for some time and weren’t sure if we were totally up to date in how we handle our bookkeeping and finance. Thankfully we were doing very well!
Also, in somewhat related news our General Secretary, Brendan and I got engaged! Yay for some union love!
Here is a photo of my ring for proof and just because I want to show off a bit 🙂