Melbourne Cup 2007 - Here We Go Again
Remember Melbourne Cup last year?
Here we go again. This time, I'm at the main racecourse, from which the steady stream of drunks who flooded the casino and caused all kinds of dramas last year will come.
I'm on fence-jumper duty, which involves patrolling a sector to deter and prevent people from effecting entry into the racecourse, and physically ejecting those who do. Although I'm hoping to instead be posted on a 'watchtower' of sorts where I can call up other people to do the running around instead!
The pay is fantastic - far better than I was on or would be on at the casino even with penalty rates, and I hope that they'll require people to stay on to help 'clean out' the remaining stragglers after the mass exodus to the casino and beyond - I could certainly use the money! Then I'll meet up with some people for beers in one of the quieter pubs and wrap up the day. Should be fun!
On other fronts, my venues have settled down and I'm regularly working the same two each week. There's a great team on each, the clientele are pretty decent and we don't get much trouble. And since my day job means I no longer need to work 5-6 nights a week for the money. So I can enjoy the work more now and won't risk burnout.
Stay tuned for a full write-up of one of Australia most popular sporting events... from an 'insider's' perspective!