DH is a heavy duty fitter ( basically a mechanic for all the big diggers and mining equiptment ) He works 1 week on and 1 week off and he earns $120k per year.
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26-02-2012 12:54 #91
26-02-2012 13:19 #92Senior Member
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We are in a major city and it's hard sometimes (I don't earn anything due to bad health), but we know that we are better off than a lot of people.
For us, the best part is that DH loves his job so much. He knows how lucky he is that he walks out the door with a grin on his face every workday. He is very good at his job, and he considers each and every person he works with a friend.
He has had to have extra leave this year due to unforseen circumstances with my health, and his bosses words were: 'Job second, family first. Do what you need to do.' He is an amazing man.
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26-02-2012 13:21 #93
Wow, mining jobs are very highly represented here on BH. I read in the paper that mining represents around 2% of the total Australian workforce so we must have most of the mining wives as members here
26-02-2012 13:39 #94
26-02-2012 13:39 #95Senior Member
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DH is in the negotiating/buying business and earning around 140,000. He needs to go away quite a bit and is never home before 8 pm.
26-02-2012 19:45 #96
Makes the mind boggle when you read the police officer is the lowest paid of all
26-02-2012 19:50 #97
My husband doesn't have a set annual wage. He gets paid by the hour. He's self employed and is his own company, but has ongoing employment with the same employer.
He doesn't get paid when he doesn't work. He has no leave entitlements, no overtime (is paid the same hourly rate whether he works 4 or 14 hours in a day), doesn't work when it rains a lot, so each week his earnings are different and are dependent on the hours he does.
26-02-2012 21:55 #98
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26-02-2012 22:06 #99Senior Member
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I'd have to agree with MothersMilk that more money does not always = more work. My DP worked incredibly hard the first year I met him, long hours, often nights. He earned $34,000 and I was the main breadwinner because his business was struggling.
My dad worked as a delivery driver for a short time for the biggest a$$hole in the world. He was paid a few hundred lousy bucks a week to get up at 2 am and be treated like a piece of dirt. He was yelled at by said a$$hole when he was late after he was the first at the scene where a woman had been murdered!!!
There are loads of people who work jobs for average and little pay who work bloody hard. Nurses, teachers, aged care workers... They are not valued enough with the attitude that hard work = high income earner.
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26-02-2012 22:08 #100
My hubby is a concreter, he earns $70k ! ATM he is doing 6 days a week 60+ hrs week so could end up being more!!
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