It’s Australia Day, and if the weather cooperates and the sun comes out to celebrate the public holiday with us, there’s plenty of beaches and outdoor activities waiting to be enjoyed. So book a Whizz, leave the cleaning to us, and focus on what matters – having fun!
1. Bondi Beach
You’ll find everything at Bondi — boutiques, bars, beach-side cafes. Between swims and serious sunbathing, grab ice cream at the insanely popular Gelato Messina, polenta chips with sour cream at Icebergs, or quality fish and chips at Bondi’s Best.
Expect the beach parking to be impossible on Australia Day, and take the train (the beach is just 15 minutes away from the Bondi Junction train station).
This small, secluded beach may not be as popular as it was in previous decades, but that can be bonus for those who want privacy and quiet. As CNN said, “Being small and intimate adds to the feeling that this is an exclusive beach reserved for the lucky ones.” The waters are perfect for surfers, but stick to the coast if you’re not a strong swimmer.
Considered one of the most beautiful of the Northern Beaches. Palm trees and lantana hide it away from the rest of the world, and crystal clear water waits for those who seek its quiet, laidback charm. Visitors love the ocean rockpool and the chocolate at the beachside café.
The sign at Manly Wharf says it all: “Five miles from the city, a million miles from care.” It’s a fantastic place to just sit back and chill out. Need a break from the sun? There’s a mall, promenade, and several cafes.
If Manly gets too crowded, you can head out to nearby Shelly Beach, which is fantastic for scuba diving and paddleboarding. The calmer waters are also great for swimming – float on your back and soak in the sun.
5. Byron Bay
If you want to escape the crowds at Bondi, head for Byron up on the north coast. Aside from the Main Beach, you can go to The Pass, Tallows, Wategos, and Belongil. The waves (and the chance to spot a dolphin) call you, but do make time to visit the lighthouse and savor its spectacular view. There are cafes and bars where you can get a quick snack or toast the end of the day with cocktails.
There are plenty of activities for those looking for special thrills. Go kayaking with the dolphins, learn to surf or freedive, or sign up for an extreme sport like tandem skydiving.
What’s your favourite Sydney beach? Leave your suggestions in the comments below! We’re always looking for good weekend ideas to share, and are here to take care of the cleaning so you can enjoy your free time. Happy Australia Day!
Diksha Reni joined Whizz just 4 months ago, but she’s already one of our most-requested Whizzards. As one customer, Carlee Berrington said, “She really goes out of her way to do an amazing job, the attention to detail is obvious and I really feel she cleans our home like it is her own. She had delivered a consistently perfect service.”
And that is why we’re proud to name Diksha as our Cleaner of the Month. She represents what we’ve asked of all of our cleaners and clearly state in our cleaner application: you need skills, experiences, documents, and most of all A Great Attitude (the most important requirement!).
Off to be a Whizzard…the wonderful Whizzards of Oz!
No, Diksha didn’t use any ruby red slippers. She arrived in Australia six months ago, and joined Whizz two months later. “I have my two brothers staying with me, and one of them is working with Whizz.” She’s talking about Ramesh, another Cleaner of the Month who has since been promoted to quality control and training. He referred her to the company, and the two would initially tag-team until she was officially inducted into the Whizzard dream team.
Finding pride and satisfaction in her work
Diksha never goes to a job without multi-purpose cleaner, floor cleaner, and mould removal products. “I don’t have a particular cleaning tip, but I have a Whizz tip that inspires me whenever I get tired or stressed. I always tell myself: ‘Remember that you are a Whizzard.’” She’s happy to be part of an exciting company and positive team. “Everyone makes me feel appreciated. I’m thankful to all of them. They give such pleasure to me.”
Diksha loves to drink milk with cloves and cardamoms, and her favourite food is her mom’s handmade Prantha. She also loves to sing – you may just hear her humming while she cleans! And from the feedback we’ve been getting, customers are singing praises of her too.
Are you one of the cool kids? We’re looking for a business development manager to join the dynamic Whizz team.
Starting date: Jan. 11th 2016
$100- 120,000 First Year OTE
Award Winning Technology Company
WHIZZ is the leading platform in Australia for the domestic and commercial services industry. We are expanding rapidly utilising technology to bring an uber fresh approach to cleaning services and a range of other products. We recently won a Design Award for our App and was a finalist in the Cool Company Awards for 2015. This role offers rapid progression and huge incentives for the right team member.
Your Day to Day
Supported by the Sales Director, you will hunt for new business in the commercial / SME space. You will be supplied with warm leads to quote and sign business and will also be expected to generate leads internally to met agreed KPI’s. You will be part of a close, dedicated team in a supportive startup culture.
*B2B sales experience
*Exceptional communication skills
*A hunter mentality
*Any background in site quoting would be beneficial
We are offering a long term opportunity. You will be provided with a phone and mac to execute your role. Stocks options will be discussed for the right candidate.
This is a huge opportunity! Send inquiries and CVs to firstname.lastname@example.org
Whizz is proud to have the best cleaners in Sydney, and Ramesh Sharma is one of the best of the best! Some of you have not just met him, but requested him. He’s a Whizzard superstar, and our very first Cleaner of the Month.
Ramesh first arrived in Australia 18 months ago to study Business. But you know how crazy uni fees are! He saw our ad, applied online, and the next day he got an invitation from the CEO to come to the office for the interview. (Yes, management interviews all Whizzards personally – we’d never send you someone we wouldn’t trust in our own homes.)
Whizzard at work
Ramesh had all the necessary documents plus the experience and go-getter personality that we look for in all our cleaning partners. He started work soon after, and customers rave about his thoroughness and attention to detail. “I spend 10 extra minutes on every job just rechecking the property,” he says. “I love to make every customer happy. I hate the word ‘complaint’!”
Tools of the cleaning trade
Ramesh never goes to any cleaning job without Mr. Muscle, mould removal products, and multi-purpose cleaners. Yup, these are not miracle products – the magic is in his willingness to scrub, sweep and sweep until everything is sparkling!
Life between Whizzes
After a long day of cleans, Ramesh likes to unwind with a cup of authentic Indian Masala tea – not the ones in tea bags! “Come to my house and I’ll make you one, I am sure you all will love it!” He still loved Indian food. He’s a vegetarian and doesn’t even take fish or eggs. And he’s a big believer in Clean Living – he never drinks alcohol!
Ramesh is such an amazing Whizzard that he’s now taking on a bigger role in Whizz. We’ll be sending him out in our Whizz car to check and touch up on other cleans, using that amazing attention to detail to sort out any missed spots or review the really big jobs.
So if you see a blue car with a happy home logo driving up to your doorstep, you know he’s on the job – and you have absolutely nothing to worry about. That’s Ramesh, resident Super Whizzard, there to give you an amazing clean and (if you ask him) teach you how to make a perfect cup of tea.