4 July 2013
Bogan's Rant - With Michael McShane - July 2013
I love a good steryotype but I'm not much of a sauce bottle
shaker. How about you?
Let me take off my Akubra and put my philosophical hat on for a
moment. One of the main reasons I exist is because people in
both the recruitment and the mining industries have too often
uttered the phrases 'Oh you're a (Insert profession here)' 'You are
all the same' or 'Youse is all the same, ay' depending on the
company you keep.
In particular this past week I've heard 'You recruiters are all
the same though, hey?' and 'I don't know. Just a Geo that does
Perhaps in the past I've laughed this off but today I take a
stand. For the love of hamburgers you're talking about a person not
a car part for the HQ.
So in honour of a fine American tradition of independence, let
me tell you about a few times I found a fair dinkum Aussie who
completely bucked the trend of the 'Youse' grouping that was thrust
- Collingwood supporters. Some of them have teeth. Honest to
Barbeque. I saw one with my own eyes.
- I'm not afraid of ALL spiders. Just the really poisonous ones
in really close proximity.
- Not all mining Recruiters know the difference between an Open
cut and Underground mine when they're looking at it. True story.
And also, highly entertaining.
- Not all ads on seek are fake, duplicated or written under false
pretences. I know. A little off topic but I found it genuinely
- Geologists don't wander around licking rocks. Often. When
So fellow Australians, Mining lovers and angry people who find
my frustration amusing, let's band together and end the reign of
Let's celebrate what makes us different as often as we celebrate
what makes us the same.
Who knows, maybe my rants will simmer down to a mild annoyed
I'm Bogan McShane. And I'm proud to be a recruiter who wouldn't
sell his grandmother to get ahead. We do exist. Stereotype
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