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Re: Things that make you sad.

Postby Lightning McQueen » Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:27 am

Booney wrote:
You'd be naive to think it didn't play a significant role.


Mate, I watched it all unfold when all my mates were raving on about their pay increases and industrial action, I knew it would be the death of the site, they were getting insane pay rates and stacks of weekend work at double time, it was always going to come to a halt, unions!!!
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Re: Things that make you sad.

Postby Booney » Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:32 am

Lightning McQueen wrote:
Booney wrote:You'd be naive to think it didn't play a significant role.


Mate, I watched it all unfold when all my mates were raving on about their pay increases and industrial action, I knew it would be the death of the site, they were getting insane pay rates and stacks of weekend work at double time, it was always going to come to a halt, unions!!!


I'm seeing the same with people I know in WA that were part of the mining boom. Many of them are now back in "real world" wages and are not struggling but there's lots of Harley's, V8 Utes, hotrods and boats for sale in Perth now many of them aren't getting the coin they were.
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Re: Things that make you sad.

Postby The Dark Knight » Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:27 am

Booney wrote:One thing to be mindful of TDK is your wage expectations.

We're in manufacturing and have had dozens of ex-Holdens workers come and apply after we contacted a re-employment agency set up as part of the Holden shut down. Basically all of them have asked "What's the pay rate?" in the first contact, some of them over the phone before they even looked further into the position.

Most of them have laughed at us despite our factory workers getting above award rates.
I'm well aware that I will not be on as much as I was but still will be looking for a job that's suitably paid, I have an idea of what I could be paid with the few jobs on Seek I've looked at already.

I took advantage of what I was paid and the overtime hours I could do at stages over the last 8 years (probably had something like 11/12 pay increases from a first year apprentice to now with pay increases as per as very generous EBA), I also never had alot of time off so I saved a shit load of money before I bought my house so I'm way in front on my mortgage and my repayments are very manageable. I can get even further ahead with what I'm planning to do with part my redundancy package, just have to wait to get another job first before I use that money to my benefit.
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Re: Things that make you sad.

Postby Brodlach » Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:49 am

Got your head screwed on well for a swampy ;)
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Re: Things that make you sad.

Postby Lightning McQueen » Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:50 am

The Dark Knight wrote:I'm well aware that I will not be on as much as I was but still will be looking for a job that's suitably paid, I have an idea of what I could be paid with the few jobs on Seek I've looked at already.

I took advantage of what I was paid and the overtime hours I could do at stages over the last 8 years (probably had something like 11/12 pay increases from a first year apprentice to now with pay increases as per as very generous EBA), I also never had alot of time off so I saved a shit load of money before I bought my house so I'm way in front on my mortgage and my repayments are very manageable. I can get even further ahead with what I'm planning to do with part my redundancy package, just have to wait to get another job first before I use that money to my benefit.

If you secure employment quick enough you can waste your redundancy on hookers and blow!
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Re: Things that make you sad.

Postby The Dark Knight » Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:53 am

Brodlach wrote:Got your head screwed on well for a swampy ;)
Haha, take advantage where you can I say. I'm also a bit of a tightarse.
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Re: Things that make you sad.

Postby The Dark Knight » Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:57 am

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The Dark Knight wrote:I'm well aware that I will not be on as much as I was but still will be looking for a job that's suitably paid, I have an idea of what I could be paid with the few jobs on Seek I've looked at already.

I took advantage of what I was paid and the overtime hours I could do at stages over the last 8 years (probably had something like 11/12 pay increases from a first year apprentice to now with pay increases as per as very generous EBA), I also never had alot of time off so I saved a shit load of money before I bought my house so I'm way in front on my mortgage and my repayments are very manageable. I can get even further ahead with what I'm planning to do with part my redundancy package, just have to wait to get another job first before I use that money to my benefit.

If you secure employment quick enough you can waste your redundancy on hookers and blow!
Yeah nah. A few boneheads that I play footy with said similar things, the way some guys I know spend their money is scary.
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Re: Things that make you sad.

Postby Lightning McQueen » Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:02 am

The Dark Knight wrote:Yeah nah. A few boneheads that I play footy with said similar things, the way some guys I know spend their money is scary.

Yeah mate, I hate myself sometimes when I think back to when I worked in our factory and done shitloads of overtime.
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Re: Things that make you sad.

Postby Grenville » Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:47 pm

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bennymacca wrote:Except for watching too much cricket you sound too smart to be out of a job for long
Too much cricket? Never haha. My brother and I are huge cricket nerds and the women in our lives don't understand lol.


All the best lad, decent blokes like you deserve a bit of luck going their way. As a fellow cricket nuffie I reckon you should've been getting kickbacks for your cricket thread.
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Re: Things that make you sad.

Postby Brodlach » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:00 pm

TDK lovefest, he’ll get a big head ;)
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Re: Things that make you sad.

Postby The Dark Knight » Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:17 pm

Brodlach wrote:TDK lovefest, he’ll get a big head ;)
Settle down big fella!
Feeling the love though, thanks everyone.
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Re: Things that make you sad.

Postby amber_fluid » Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:33 pm

The Dark Knight wrote:
Brodlach wrote:TDK lovefest, he’ll get a big head ;)
Settle down big fella!
Feeling the love though, thanks everyone.


TDK, I’ll see you at the past players day tonight mate.
Your shout with that big redundancy? ;)
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Re: Things that make you sad.

Postby Corona Man » Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:34 am

Mum has had a setback. Cancer spreading not sounding good at all
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Re: Things that make you sad.

Postby Spargo » Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:44 am

Corona Man wrote:Mum has had a setback. Cancer spreading not sounding good at all


Sorry to hear that, mate.
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Re: Things that make you sad.

Postby Brodlach » Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:49 am

Bugger CM, all the best mate
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Re: Things that make you sad.

Postby Wedgie » Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:23 am

Corona Man wrote:Mum has had a setback. Cancer spreading not sounding good at all

Terrible news mate, I hope things turn around.
Thoughts with you and your family mate.
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Re: Things that make you sad.

Postby JK » Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:20 am

Corona Man wrote:Mum has had a setback. Cancer spreading not sounding good at all


Sorry to hear mate, thoughts with ya
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Re: Things that make you sad.

Postby Corona Man » Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:27 am

Wedgie wrote:
Corona Man wrote:Mum has had a setback. Cancer spreading not sounding good at all

Terrible news mate, I hope things turn around.
Thoughts with you and your family mate.

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Re: Things that make you sad.

Postby valleys07 » Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:39 pm

Thoughts are with you and your family, CM.
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Re: Things that make you sad.

Postby Corona Man » Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:13 pm

Mum lost her battle this afternoon.
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