I'm a dog groomer and work on 60% commission. Works out to be about $40 an hour. But i also work at another Salon where i get an hourly rate of $28. Not making as much but less bookwork etc and dont have to see in/out customers and also working with very experienced groomers so i feel like im 'growing' by working there.
I used to be a vet nurse on about $19 an hour. The reason for my change was clearly largely based on the terrible pay rates.
I loathed receiving new staff who had addressed the selection criteria well, presented well at the interview, but I often had to rewrite their reports as they weren't written using the correct jargon... which they had displayed fluency in with their application.
I know the company I worked for now gets applicants to fill it out right before the interview, on the spot.
Even time rosters are prob where more annual leave might apply. Most I know just get the standard 4 weeks a year.
All good - been adressed in the thread - seems some get approx 4 weeks leave a year, and some get more. I certainly hadn't meant to suggest that FIFO don't earn the money they do if that was what was taken away from my earlier post.
A PP had asked about the rates that FIFO get and the issue of tax came up. The fact is that FIFO get other allowances so that the hourly rate is skewed. I'd questioned about leave (given that some workers work different swings).
1crazymoose answered this one well, quoting many different swing examples.
I always found it interesting that when I graduated uni, I got a better rate per hour working casual rates in a shop (Target), and so continued to work at Target for about 2 years after graduating uni (until I moved to a rural town where there wasn't a Target).
The problem was that once I got to the top rate at Target, there wasn't anywhere else to go, in the profession I'm in (with my undergraduate degree), I can continue to negotiate my salary given my experience.
Self employed/general manager $60.90
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