TBH I dont agree with the article or the OP.
Here in WA, the peopel between 18-25 have never had it better.
On the job front, there are so many jobs going that they are looking for FOREIGN workers to come in and fill them.
Men and women from all facest of work up in the mines are earning TOP dollar, and trust me its a fairly large portion of the working youth going
You only need to look at scarbs on a sunday or the city on a long weekend to see the endless rows of HSV's, BMW's, Mercs etc etc.
I know in my job there's jobs galore.. my bosses will buy me beers to keep me, sure there's 5-10 people applying for every job but majority of them
are foreign workers with no experience.
I've been to about 15 interviews in the last 10yrs, and ive been offered the job atleast 10 of those times. Im not special or anything of the sort,
they just want workers.
Ive spent the last 2yrs in Sydney, and likewise there's jobs galore. Cafe's, Mcdonalds, Pubs they are always looking for staff.
You only need to look at seek.com to see the plethora of jobs open atm.
Ive also just returned from west/east europe and asia and Its safe to say we have it the best in the world at the moment.
If people are complaining and moaning about the state of affairs in Australia I say grow up and pull your thumb out. Because we are the luckiest
country on the planet right now, and so long as you pull your thumb up, respect your employer and try hard at your job your never going to be
The only problem i have with Australians, is there ability to make the worst of a brilliant situation.
Edit to add..
in regards to the pay figures..
I know majority of people up on the mine sites earn upwards of 100k per year.. thats big bux.
I earn 75-80k per year and thats more than enough to support me and my partner.
My best friend earns 65k, his wife earns 50k, they easily handle their 400k mortgage, car loan, food bill, house bill with a few hundred a month for
themselves to enjoy.
Now, prices of food and that have gone up in Australia, but not by a great deal.
I can still buy bread and milk for $4-$5
a carton of good quality beer for $40
to fill up my car its around $50-60
a new LCD 40:" TV around $400-500
I know that a receptionist or secretary can earn around $25-$30 per hour.. which is enough to support them selves with a small mortgage.
on 30-1-2012 by Agit8dChop because: (no reason given)