Originally posted by Dr Expired
There are plenty of non lazy Aussie born who cannot get a job mate.
Iam self employed and do oK , but know mates who are over 30 and are on skid row.
They get Security Licenses , but see Indian teenagers getting the jobs...$20 an hour in Australia is Ok if you get 60 hours a week, but there are over
a thousand Indians with the name singh who have security Licenses in Qld alone...somehow they are allowed to change their names to Singh , as their
Indian name is too confusing and "TOO HARD TO DO BACKGROUND CHECKS ON" those with discernement will know what is going on.
For the record I'm over 30, i have no issues getting work. Its geographic location. There is a lot of migration to our sunshine state (i dont know
why i hate the heat), there is a massive population who's main source of income is the tourist trade, and having hardly any big business with offices
there (old information).
There have been leaks to the press that secutity checks on foreign nationals wanting security licenses have been "pushed through " in order to save
I have to commend you for being self-employed in Queensland. I will agree, there was a massive scandal that involved the security business. Once
located it was systematically destroyed by the Police, and all the people involved lost their licenses (and jobs). As for the security checks, they
are still in place, but are national checks not international checks, this law needs reform imho.
As a frequent user of taxis I have been filled in by decent full time Gold coast cabbies of how Indian nationals have been hired on the so called
skill shotrage visas to drive cabs ...some as young as 18 years old whilst Aussie born unemployed couldn't apply for a taxi license until they were
Apparently after about three years of this the government has made the minimum age 20 years old for all regardless of age ...(after Indian cabbies of
a young age smashed scores of taxis...all hushed up of course).
In Victoria you cannot hold a Taxi license until you are 21 regardless of nationality (written and prac exams), you also have to know how to drive,
and know the streets. I have had 2 taxi licenses revoked in my lifetime for illegal driving (failing to stop at a stop light), and one for a Taxi
driver who literally took me the wrong way despite me giving the directions.
There are jobs pushing trolleys near my brothers place on the Gold coast which once was the domain of Aussies who are now the domain Of Indian
teenagers or those early 20s who can barely speak English.
Some partially disabled aussies had those jobs...not now.
I agree, this is a problem. HOWEVER seeing as i worked at a supermarket, we had a nice fellow (a bit slow) doing the work sadly he was run over by
some moron in a hurry (we actually had a vigil and a memorial plaque at the entrance to the center), anyhow it is now sub-contracted to a company that
handles jobs to the less fortunate.
See its not about the color of skin its about nationality.
I don't understand this what so ever
The snobby , elitist Uni types who bludged off their parents and got a degree by default, respond and say who would want such jobs anyway.
Whilst true blue Aussies know you work in any job rather than bludge if you can.
Sadly the if you are an ausie it is getting harder and harder to make reality, but only if you are an Australian citizen or national.
It appears very easy if you are not.
edit on 9-11-2011 by Dr Expired because: spelling
Well that would probably make me an 'elitist uni type who budged off my parents'. I have 2 Degrees, and 3 certificates, yes i got there riding on my
mothers coat tails, i wont deny that. What i will slap is anyone that says i didn't earn those pieces of paper (with HDs mostly) i also gave up 3
positions in an attempt to do my degrees, for (and i met them, again thanks to mum) 3 young Australians who couldn't afford uni. So it does
The last part, it comes down to your area, i can tell you in Victoria we have PANTS loads of jobs, my company has had 13 positions available, 7 of
those have been filled leaving 6 more sitting there. we CANNOT find anyone with the mentality we want, and that simply is "eager to learn". You say
to me "its hard, they are not lazy", sadly in my profession, and having to sack 3 people because they did not fulfill their 3 month obligation(s)
(note - this is a COMPANY paid education scheme), I'm honestly disappointed.
As i said, it comes down to area.
edit on 11-11-2011 by Spruk because: grammar fail (theres probably more)