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    The government needs to start rewarding people for getting qualifications. I get paid 500 p/w after tax for 40 hours. I am a trainee and currently doing my cert 3 in IT. Now I know it is a totally different qualification to childcare, but it seems that the government will pay you a decent wage for working at Macca's yet you get punished for being a trainee.

    I think people overlook the fact that its not just childcare workers with a crappy pay but most trainees.

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    I kinda do think trainees need to be paid less. U aren't qualified yet so why should you be paid the same as someone who is?

    You get paid more unqualified than Berrie was getting paid qualified.

    I have been reading this post with interest as I am currently doing my ece degree. Personally I think the pay at dc centers is bullsh*t. These people look after our kids. I used to earn $60 plus as a junior in my field in a big company and my fully qualified tradesman husband ( 10yrs plus exp.) was getting $40 k in a small co.

    It's completely ridiculous all round really.

    Ps. I pay $104 a week for 2 days day are that's after ccb but before ccr. I am currently a bookkeeper and studying so have no salary. Not really sure how they calculate the benefits. Just glad I get it!

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    Also when I was a trainee I was on about $200 a week so in my opinion u are extremely lucky!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GothChick View Post
    I got $20.50 an hour working in daycare when I wasnt trained, after I was qualified this went up to $23 an hour.. Hardly worth the 2 years training.
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    My trade involved training for 4 years and wage was $16.50 an hour as a fully qualified trades woman. And I make something that is used in 99% of households everyday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blobby2 View Post
    I kinda do think trainees need to be paid less. U aren't qualified yet so why should you be paid the same as someone who is?

    I completely disagree, I am working fulltime, studying fulltime all to better my life and gain some qsalification, but a 17 year old at McDonalds working fulltime gets paid more than me. I am also 20, and get paid 10% less than staff over 21 when I do the same amount of work, if not more. The whoe pay system is stupid in my eyes....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blobby2 View Post
    I kinda do think trainees need to be paid less. U aren't qualified yet so why should you be paid the same as someone who is?

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    Yep 'course they need to be paid less. Going from $20.50 an hour untrained though, to $23.00 trained either means I was getting paid too much as a trainee, or not enough fully qualified. Actually I tend to think its a bit of both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HELPihavea2yrold! View Post
    My trade involved training for 4 years and wage was $16.50 an hour as a fully qualified trades woman. And I make something that is used in 99% of households everyday.
    Holy Moly! You must really love your job!!!

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    I think they do an amazing job. There are some that are better than others and probably deserve more money. I would say mid to high $20s would be a good rate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thermolicious View Post
    You forgot washing your hands 50 million times
    Oh gosh yeah, forgot about that too, my poor hands took a right beating!


 

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