|My name is Glen Reid.
I changed my name from Glen James Thomas to Glen Reid in November 2009 because I didn't want any biblical names being part of my name.
When I was very young, my family moved to 9 Olive Street Wentworthville NSW Australia where we resided until I turned 16. One of my favorite things was to play with my toys in an area at the front of our house, next to the front porch. The first school I was to attend, mentioned below, was located just across the street from our house and the headmaster's name was Mr. Delbridge.
1970 - 1980
I began my schooling at Darcy Road Public School in North Wentworthville aged 5 and ended my attendance there in 1976 when aged 12. I then went on to Pendle Hill High School in 1977 and completed my schooling there in 1980 at the age of 16.
1981 - 1986
In 1981 I started full-time employment at Proud's Jewellers at Parramatta where I worked running the repair and lay-by section of the store. My employment there ended in 1983. During this period I bought my first car, a white HT Holden station wagon. I changed employers that same year by gaining work at Ikea Furniture at Prospect where I designed kitchens, among other things. During this period I sold my first car for 300 dollars, replacing it with a red TD Ford Cortina XLE sedan with a black vinyl roof. Within that period, in 1985, I ceased working at Ikea to attend Mt.Druitt technical college, participating in Tertiary preparation classes to gain entry to university, which I dropped out of, to return to work at Ikea working as part of the design team. I ceased employment at Ikea in 1986.
1987 - 1991
In 1987 I gained entry into The Australian Commercial Radio industry as an announcer at 4ZR Roma in Queensland holding down the night shift where I also read the 6 o'clock news. I remained there for about 3 months until I moved onto another radio station 4WK in Toowoomba where I held down the drive-time shift as an announcer. I stayed there also for about 3 months.
My break into Capital City radio came later that same year where I gained employment as an announcer at 4BH in Brisbane as night and midnight to dawn announcer also filling in on the drive shift while the drive announcer was on holiday. I stayed there for more than a year.
In 1989 I became a cadet journalist at Radio Station 4BC in Brisbane where I covered political stories and read the news, among other things, such as interviewing politicians.
After that, that same year, I read the news for 2KA Penrith/Katoomba whilst the news director was on holiday. There I met the owner of the station, Mike Walsh, who formerly hosted the Midday Show on The Nine television network. While I was there, I recorded some television voice-overs for some of his companies.
Later, still in 1989, I became an announcer at 2CH in Sydney, where I was employed until 1991. Among my duties, I recorded a music program for Radio Beijing in China called Easy-Fm where I was aired as the morning and evening announcer.
1992 - 1996
My attempts to regain entry back into the radio industry failed, and after working at a number of dead-end jobs, I had an emotional breakdown in 1994, which came to a head with the death of Formula One champion Ayrton Senna. 10 days later I was admitted to a psychiatric ward with acute psychosis. Medication solved the problem and I was released from hospital. I then realized I suffered from a condition that I would hallucinate reality to be whatever I believed it to be.
I regained employment in 1996 when I obtained contract work with Telstra as a communications officer installing Foxtel cable television. With my final payout from that job I bought a second hand green Datsun Stanza sedan.
In October 1996 I became the ' A ' grade net club champion at Rum Corps Golf Club at Windsor. I won the tournament by 13 strokes with a handicap of 19. The first round of the championship was also a monthly medal round, which I won with a score of 71 off scratch, after it was adjusted by my handicap.
In 1997 I came into a relatively small amount of money as an inheritance from my deceased father's estate which allowed me to buy a V8 midnight blue VH Commodore sedan, the kind of car I had dreamed of owning since gaining my driver's license.
I now have a reasonable amount of money, which I obtained as part of my inheritance from my deceased mother's estate. I also inherited a car, a Toyota Corolla, which I sold. I bought a second hand car, a dark blue KQ Ford Laser hatchback, which I have had serviced and repaired into very good condition, which is now fully registered.
Finally, all there is left to say is...