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Vanessa28

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Since I am employed as a "Casual" and not "Part Time" or "Full Time" I do not get guaranteed hours, sick pay or annual leave.

One advantage is casual loading though, so every hour I do work I get around a 20% higher hourly rate than part time and full time employees. Since I have this extra pay, plus work gives me as many hours as I want anyway despite them not being legally bound to give me more than 3 per week and I never usually take sick days I think these advantages outweigh the things I miss out on. Plus I can take (unpaid) leave whenever I want as long as I give them three weeks notice.

Now I'm on about $20.67 an hour but a part time or full time employee (my age) would only get $16.76 per hour. Last week alone the casual loading was an extra $75, so usually it works out well.
Okay I understand. That's the same over here with casuals. Not getting paid when they get sick. The payment per hour is not as high over here. Or at least not that I know of. Yeah I understand the reason why it's better for you to get to work rather than being sick. You could use that money! But if you take a good rest and take the pain killers you could be up and running in no time.
 

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So $15.94 US, which is more then double the Federal Minimum Wage in the US. That's a pretty sweet gig.
Yeah, it's not bad for McDonalds. It's even above the minumum wage in Australia I believe.

Although, the cost of living in Sydney is absolutely ridiculous, probably one of the highest in the world. If I was getting paid less then I'd be screwed.
 

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So $15.94 US, which is more then double the Federal Minimum Wage in the US. That's a pretty sweet gig.
You'd think this, but it costs twice as much to live in Australia than it does in America, and Jimmy developed that salary over a few years iirc.
 

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