Twelfth Grade Exam Time

The ease at which Deliela Jones answered finished the geometry exam surprised her. She hadn’t thought that she would be this fast during this particular test and she’d wondered if she’d been seeing the correct answers. Her trial geometry exam in September had gone much slower than this.

She finished a half an hour before the time had been up and she checked her answers. She noticed some mistakes and changed them. At the same time, she’d noticed the wedge heels at Australia sandals that the twelfth grader next to her had been wearing and thought, nice shoes. It reminded her of a pair that she’d gifted her mother last year.

She had been checking her last answer when the teacher had said: “One minute left.” She whizzed over the answer and actually managed to change it to the more correct answer before handing it it. The girl with the wedge sandals got up and left and Jones stared at her sandals as she walked away. I’ll get myself a pair like those, she thought. 

This was Jones’s second last exam before shoe would be on holiday and free from the chains of this school. She’d loved it here but felt that the cliques that form in this environment frustrated, as well as, troubled her. It puzzled her that she had not been a clique-person and that all of the people at the school had been.

When it came to friends, she’d moved around if her first year at the school and then settled on joining a bunch of rejects. One had been racist, a thing she had only realized in her twelfth grade year, and the other was a soft-spoken hockey goalkeeper.

She looked forward to attending Rhodes’ University as she’d heard that they’d offered the best psychology and sociology package than any of the other universities in South Africa.

The last exam would be Home Economics. She’d already passed that exam with her the marks that she’d accumulated from class projects and tests during the term. It had been a subject that required a lot of rote learning, as facts about foods’ nutrients had to be memorized, and not as practical as one would think. It surprised her that they’d only had one cooking practical, during the twelfth grade year. Perhaps our teacher was just lazy, she thought.

She’d studied hard for the exam and had trusted that it would pay off. She wanted to get an A for it, although she’d known that their teacher had been prone to favouritism. One more, she thought, and then I’m home free.



Establish A Brand With The Right Corporate Work Wear

Identity and brand is a big thing when it comes to corporations and large companies. This is a thing that once established it has to be maintained through constant work and efforts. What this means is that besides coming up with new products or services, depending on the case, the name, colors and mark need to be kept fresh in the mind of people.

This is done through marketing of all sorts. One of these types of marketing is corporate work wear. This can mean various things, however in the context of brand identity it means having different apparel items with the logo on. Be it caps, polo t-shirts, sports gear and what not, when worn these items are like billboards for the company. 

While in the past this was a thing only large companies with enough money could do, the times have changed. Nowadays even a small business owner can order some corporate work wear with his or her business logo and give it out for free to random people. Do you need a work uniform for your workers? Try this article for a complete explanation on choosing the right work uniform.

What to keep in mind

If you’re planning to do this for the business you own or manage there are some things that you should bear in mind. Getting such apparel is not a random thing as you are trying to get people to know you by some markers.

• Color: first of all is the color your business is represented by. Stick with it, don’t go with the colors of the rainbow unless it’s for a certain occasion. For example it’s ok to go with green for Earth day, but if your color is purple stick with that as much as possible. Also try to keep the same shade of the color. Colors might look different in print, digital format and clothing but with the help of specialized people you can get very close to the same shade.

• Logo: logos are very important and also it is very important to choose one that you feel represents the business and go with it for long periods if not forever. Re-branding can be done, however it is risky and only very large companies can afford to do such things without losing business.

• Name: don’t go all Hollywood rapper when it comes to names. Choose one that’s catchy and easy to pronounce and go with it. Don’t abbreviate it, then change it, resorting to what’s popular at the time being. Create your own trend.
This can be accomplished easily with the help of certain specialized manufacturers who know all about clothing and corporate apparel. Getting such help on your side can boost your popularity sky high.

Safety First

A workplace is all about safety first, mainly because no one wants to have the arse sued off of them and so they think of every single scenario possible and then take measures to lower the risk of anything, anywhere ever going wrong. Which is really a fine idea but in practice fairly hopeless, we are human beings and if we can find something to hurt ourselves on we will or even find ways to use a perfectly safe object and turn it into a killing machine then we will do it. You still have to go to the safety workwear in Sydney shop to get all your protective gear before starting at the work site, you will need a nice protective hard hat, steel cap boots, reflective shirt and jacket and in some cases even the pants will need to be a really bright fluorescent yellow, orange or green. At least if you fall down a well they will be able to find you or your corpse anyway

All these items to make sure you are highly visible and that your toes are protected from heavy objects falling on them, too bad if it falls a bit higher, your foot will be broken but your toes will be fine. Then the hard hat is supposedly to save you should an object fall from a great height, which it won’t do but at least you will still have a face all in one piece for your funeral and they can have an open coffin if they wish. I think bosses have chosen the high visibility shirts and pants not for your safety but because they want to be able to have a head count at any given time and it is harder to slope off from work when you are a bright yellow and prone to being used as a torch in dark areas. The boss can give a work site a once over and be able to tell if you have decided to have an extended lunch, whereas before with everyone in dark clothes it was harder to distinguish one from the other, now you are beautifully highlighted.

Really of course it is so that on a busy worksite, where there is a lot of traffic going back and forth, drivers are able to see where all the workers are and can avoid flattening a concreter by mistake.  If you are working in an area that involves heights, then you are going to need harnesses and gloves while for your work shirts in Sydney, this is so that if you do take a dive at least there will be a stop and a swing at the end of the fall, not a stop and a splat. Much nicer to be hanging around and taking in the view from the end of your harness than to be watching the ground fast approaching and knowing there is not going to be a happy ending.