How can you say no to your manager, employer and the owner? Ha! Yeah being young and female in the environment would be hard, along with coping with the much higher level of responsibility and duties. Well done for getting them in line. Bet there were (prob still are) some "fun" times. Hope you get a nice present from China - you deserve it. Or a nice fat bonus.
Tassie is much more countrified than the mainland, tourism and not industry is its main source of income. Contrary to popular rumours, people don't have 2 heads there, although many are closely related. Too closely at times lol. Timber and fisheries are some of the biggest industries there, followed closely by opiates (pharmacutical). Lovely poppy crops everywhere, very pretty in spring. Lots of lamb and Angus cattle as well, and potatoes coming out of your ears there,
But I can't say I was sorry to leave it - education is very lacking there, the system is just not getting it right, sad to say. And it reflects in the population. That's one of the main reasons we moved, with our teens going into Uni and College. Plus I'm closer to my family now which is great. Been away too long.
Plus now I can get to the beach