Vladimir Antropov

Forklift Operator

Posted in Observations by Vladimir Antropov on July 22, 2012

Browsing Sydney Morning Herald I found this job ad:

It looks like something from another life or another country. The ad explicitly says that the shift is full 8 hours every one of which will make a lucky employee $2.92 better off. This “opportunity” prompts a lot of questions.

Firstly, is it legal? FairWork Ombudsman says that a minimum wage is $15.96 per hour.

Secondly, who will bother to apply if dole is $33 a day?

Thirdly, how one can survive on this money if pensioners are struggling on twice that amount?

And finally, what is an inexperienced forklift operator paid? Not that I want to apply though.

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