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So I just got a call from a recruitment agency about a job in Mackay... Apparently it's a very exciting opportunity... Anyway just wanted to get an idea from the interwebs on what its like being Gay in Central QLD? Is the homophobia as bad as we're led to believe?

Oh the job would be mostly office bound, but working in heavy industry...

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I really think you should go. Don't let the door hit you in the arse on the way out. I've got your bags packed. I'll drive you to the airport. That's what makes me so nice.

Mackay = dirty fingernails and hairy cracks.

Oh, and it's Central Queensland, if that makes it any better.
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You'd miss me! Who else would indulge your need to project your ever so obvious faults onto them?
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I'm from Mackay. Can you tell? Also: doo-dah lives in Mackay now.

Mackay is great, was thinking about moving there too, but for the money.

Andrew, I really think you could clean up in Mackay, just imagine if you met the love of your life there how jealous Tyson would be...

They have a GLBT group on facebook and have BBQ's once a month. http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=31578669566
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Tyson is already Jealous!

I'll check out the fb group tonight... I just don't know how I would go living in a regional city? I've become very accustom to living walking distance to everything!
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I lived in Townsville and quite enjoyed that.. they do at least have a gay pub though....

I say give it a go, if you hate it at least you can move back in 6 months..
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Ive been up to Cairns. Mackay was pretty quiet. Townsville and Cairns were good.
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You can always fly back on the weekends...

But I'm pretty sure grindr would keep you pretty damn busy
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Well I'm going to see what they say tomorrow about $$ and conditions etc... It would be quite the gamble me thinks!
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Pros - save money on not shopping

Cons - not shopping
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central queensland is wonderful! apart from the heat, i miss living there terribly.

the people are overwhelmingly lovely.

and it's beautiful. driving into mackay before the sugar harvest is a bit magic

and you'll be near the reef.
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central queensland is wonderful! apart from the heat, i miss living there terribly.

the people are overwhelmingly lovely.

and it's beautiful. driving into mackay before the sugar harvest is a bit magic

and you'll be near the reef.

heat? i love heat, i want to move too! Salad hook me up with a support role and we can be roomies!

sound good?

....yeah it sounds good

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Oh to live somewhere that doesnt have winter.

Give it a go if the $ and conditions are right.

Its not a life time contract right ? if you hate it you move back . Simple as.

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heat? i love heat, i want to move too! Salad hook me up with a support role and we can be roomies!

sound good?

....yeah it sounds good

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heat? i love heat, i want to move too! Salad hook me up with a support role and we can be roomies!

sound good?

....yeah it sounds good

...says the man who's applied for a job in sweltering Tasmania
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What's wrong with your current position? Sure, all the work portaloos are scrawled with people calling you slutpile! Sure, your pay packet usually contains dust and dynamite! Sure, your face resembles a half made muppet! But
Andrew, none of those things will change in Mackay.
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Tyson to be honest, I'm bored... I'm looking to do something different, I've been thinking about moving for awhile. I love Brisbane, but I got itchy feet (must be from when I was barefoot in your car), I've not stayed this long in the one place since I left home all those years ago!

On the flipside, I only have 1 semester left of my Masters and I'd really like to finish that, which I don't think would quite work with the whole moving to Mackay thing! But I'm at least now open to the idea should something else come up... maybe I'll apply for one of those analyst jobs on a mine site in the middle of the Pilbara!
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You should combine your career as an analyst, with your passion for being a therapist...you know, become an analrapist.
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Yay come to Mackay! Its pretty good these days. Its a bit of a culture shock for people who've come from the city for the first time. Probably depends on your expectations. Options for food and entertainment are let downs comparatively. The beaches are people are mostly great. The housing market is the most expensive in qld... because there is always so much growth and expansion in the region... which isnt a bad thing. Attitudes have progressed similarly to most places. The summer humidity can be a bitch.

Tyson how do you know about the dirty nails and hairy cracks?
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Wait...when did Mackay become FNQ? It's Central Qld.

You may be happy to know that the Mackay Health Service District has one of the busiest colorectal surgurey departments in the state. Something to do with all those "heavy industry" blokes falling onto those phallus-shaped objects in the shower.

You'll be in safe hands there.
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Wait...when did Mackay become FNQ? It's Central Qld.

You may be happy to know that the Mackay Health Service District has one of the busiest colorectal surgurey departments in the state. Something to do with all those "heavy industry" blokes falling onto those phallus-shaped objects in the shower.

You'll be in safe hands there.

And I bet you they all say "it was an accident".
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Yeah some asshole company flew me up to Mackay fo job inteview (before I joined the dole que) and to tell the truth I didn't like it, fuckin flat no waves , wind swept, no infastructure, ugly shit hole, no wonder people FIFO.

Buy a house, yeah right its meant to be farkin expensive because of the mines.
Rent is extreme.

Good points, local infastructure is improving and there are some contracts going atm for big work over the next few years.

Fishing is sweet and the croc are smallish.

I would not call Mackay far North.
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