he has job security though. we aren't hospitality workers where you get set shifts per week and I'm guaranteed X hours due to being permanent part time. although he's casual, he's pretty much guaranteed 9 hours per day X 4 days per week. yes technically this could be reduced to nil if we got really quiet but in practice, the chances of the boss doing this are nil.
for whoever asked, yes my hourly rate is within 25% of his. I'm getting $38.64 gross and he's on $50. I'm only doing 22.5 hours per week though, he's doing 36.
he's not better at his job than I am. he's sloppy and untidy and a lot of client work I picked up off him is full of mistakes that I've had to correct. I really do not see how his higher rate is justified, from a work perspective anyway.
i asked him if he had any input into his hourly rate when I returned to work. we had a brief discussion about it but didn't get into actual figures obviously. I asked if he was consulted at all with regard to pay and he said no, nothing.
look I'm remunerated ok, and the work/environment is cruisy so hardly like I'm being bled dry for what I do get paid. it is just the discrepancy that irks me.
but as others have pointed out, maybe it's not totally unfair and the issue is mine only.
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12-09-2016 12:36 #11
12-09-2016 12:55 #12Senior Member
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Given that it looks like it's possibly the casual loading, maybe you should see if they can make you casual so you get a higher pay
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12-09-2016 13:02 #13
yeah unlikely that will happen lol.
12-09-2016 13:23 #14
Do you get pro rata holidays, sick leave, leave loading?
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12-09-2016 13:46 #15
If he's a contractor they probably are not paying him super either, is your hourly rate plus super? We have salespeople who are contractors whose commissions are higher than our salaried guys but they pay their own super , GST and don't get any leave entitlements
12-09-2016 13:51 #16
12-09-2016 13:54 #17
as the new boss wasn't comfortable with a contractor (who, in substance, is working the same regular hours as any normal employee) and wanted to cover himself with regard to paying super, his new hourly rate does not include super. that is to say the new boss is responsible for paying super. as an employee obviously, there's no gst in the hourly rate either.
12-09-2016 14:03 #18
That's probably why his hourly rate was dropped to cover super - it's hard as one of my girls is paid more than the other but she has been with us for nearly 11 years so has obviously more experience and has had more pay increases than the newer one so I'm sure our new girl would be cut if she found out she was getting less ( still getting proper wages though!) but I feel the older one has served her time and has more experience so the extra pay is warranted - now if we sold and the new boss wanted her on a cheaper wage she wouldn't stay so maybe your guy said he same thing and they thought he was worth keeping?
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12-09-2016 14:10 #19
yes I think this is what my dh keeps trying to tell me. look it makes reasonable sense when you put it that way. I guess I just feel abut peeved off that I'm not on the same but I guess if he doesn't have to pay me more, why would he!
12-09-2016 14:16 #20
Honestly it seems fair to me. The reason casual employees receive a salary loading is to compensate for the lack of leave entitlements. As you receive sick leave and annual leave I think it makes sense that the salaries are different in this case.
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