Angel of Darkness
- Jan 31, 2010
- Yahtzee, Supernatural
- Angel of Darkness
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.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.