World's richest woman calls for Australian workers to be paid $2 a day to compete with Africans

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posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 04:54 PM
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World's richest woman calls for Australian workers to be paid $2 a day to compete with companies hiring cheap African staff

• Mining boss Gina Rinehart says Australian labour is becoming too costly
• Comments received criticism by PM Julia Gillard who insists cheap labour is 'not the Australian way'




The richest woman in the world warned her fellow countrymen they are becoming too expensive to employ.

‘The evidence is unarguable, Australia is indeed becoming too expensive and too uncompetitive to do export-oriented business,’ she said.

‘Furthermore, Africans want to work, and its workers are willing to work for less than $2 per day. Such statistics make me worry for this country's future.’

Daily Mail


Will Gina Rinehart be the first to volunteer to work for $2 a week or is $2 a day only for the 'ordinary' people?

It must be tough inheriting a $1.5bn empire from your father. It's a pity she sees others in society as a commodity who should work for peanuts to make her money.




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posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 05:00 PM
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She should have to live on that $2 pay, and see how long it takes her to change her mind.



posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 05:02 PM
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Well then ,import hundreds of thousands of African workers to go down and work in the pits for 2 dollars a day
And at the end of the week they will be able to buy 1.5 happy meals..
This mouth was not made for talking.
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posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 05:03 PM
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There is a great thread on this here:

www.abovetopsecret.com...



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posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 05:03 PM
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Originally posted by tinker9917
She should have to live on that $2 pay, and see how long it takes her to change her mind.


I suspect that $2 wouldn't keep her in snacks for a day.

Why do rich people always assume that their success is due to their own abilities rather than being down to having a rich father or being lucky?


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posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 05:07 PM
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From what I've heard (and seen) of this woman in the past week, I can say she's despicable... People like this are what's plagued humanity throughout history. Elitist leeches with an extreme case of narcissism; love to control "regular" humans & think their financial status puts them in a position do so with no moral obligation.


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posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 05:09 PM
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Looking at her i don't think 200 dollars a day would keep her in snacks.

While she's at it why doesn't she just suggest going back to slavery it was after all better for the economy.



posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 05:10 PM
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All that money and not a hair dresser in site...Shame.


Maybe she should try a 2 dollar haircut at least. See how that works out.

Peace


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posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 05:10 PM
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Originally posted by Raelsatu
From what I've heard (and seen) of this woman in the past week, I can say she's despicable...


She inhered a $1.5bn mining empire from her father and then rode the wave of China buying up Australian minerals.

Yet she feels she must share her business wisdom with the little people?

A drunken baboon would have been successful as her.



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posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 05:10 PM
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I wonder if she would be willing to pop on down to the next MUA Union stoppie and articulate her message to the likes of this lad............



and I can just imagine these blokes would be stoked at those comments...........$#!T is gonna HTF on this.....



I wouldn't be surprised if the Coffin Cheaters put a mark on her given their affiliations with many Aussie Unions.........she won't see out the rest of the year if she keeps this crap up.



Stick to the Mars Bars love...............and tell your story walking - and get some serious protection
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posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 05:16 PM
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As long as you can feed a family of four for 10cents a day.
And pay for 1 dollar for medical insurance for a family of four.
And a car costs 500 bucks.

Then sure.



posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 05:19 PM
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So i guess she is going to be willing to fit the bill to house and feed all these people she would be under paying. How about school there children an clothe all as well. At $2 a day not even the most thrifty of savers could survive in this day and age. Maybe she has let money shade her from the real world, but from what i understand Austrailia isn't a 3rd world country that would make $2 a day a liveable wage. So I just don't undertsand where she would find the labour daily? can you pick up workers at home depot down under?, cause with out houses to rest there head, cause your under paying em don't think you'll have much of a workable force.

SaneThinking


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posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 05:21 PM
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She sounds like an American Republican


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posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 05:24 PM
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So she inherits tens of millions of dollars. Takes control of a billion dollar business that her father built; currently "earns" $2 million per hour. Proceeds to say that if you're poor/not wealthy then you're a lazy drunk. And ends it by saying you should work for $2 per day....

Ok I think my brain just melted.



posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 05:24 PM
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big mac meals are more than $2 so i doubt she''ll lead by example.


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posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 05:26 PM
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if there's any justice the next headline would be worlds richest woman found with $2 shoved up her nose.



posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 05:26 PM
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Originally posted by ollncasino

Originally posted by Raelsatu
From what I've heard (and seen) of this woman in the past week, I can say she's despicable...


She inhered a $1.5bn mining empire from her father and then rode the wave of China buying up Australian minerals.

Yet she feels she must share her business wisdom with the little people?

A drunken baboon would have been successful as her.

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Not to be a pest, but Gina Reinhart had a net worth of approximately $75 million when her father passed. Her, or the team her father left her, turned that into approximately $29.17 billion. Far more than inflation would cover.

She may say stupid things, but she may also be brilliant when it comes to her business'.

And, no, a drunken baboon would not have been as successful as her, many have inherited more and lost it.


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posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 05:29 PM
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Look at that disgusting specimen of a human being.

Never worked a real hard day's work in your life.

Pathetic.

Her opinion is just...no. Just no lady.

~Tenth
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posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 05:32 PM
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Originally posted by peck420
Not to be a pest, but Gina Reinhart had a net worth of approximately $75 million when her father passed. Her, or the team her father left her, turned that into approximately $29.17 billion. Far more than inflation would cover.

She may say stupid things, but she may also be brilliant when it comes to her business'.

And, no, a drunken baboon would not have been as successful as her, many have inherited more and lost it.


Being in the right place at the right time to ride the wave of selling Australian minerals to China doesn't strike me as being brilliant when it comes to business.

Let's face it - she didn't make her money through her people skills did she?

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posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 05:32 PM
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You know that day that we've all been dreaming about...when we all just turn around and empty the pockets of the Super Rich ??

Getting closer everyday isn't it.

Cosmic..





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