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Pit Bull. Nov 20th 2012 10:48 am

Re: Australia economy/bubble/fiscal cliff/recession 'stuff'
 

Originally Posted by commonwealth (Post 10392163)
well me and my friends still have good paying jobs. a new migrant friend got a job. i personally know no-one without a job. there are jobless people out there for sure but at the moment i don't know anyone in my circle of friends and acquaintances. in fact the previously unemployed are now employed full time.


You do mean in Australia, don't you? :thumbsup::nod:

commonwealth Nov 20th 2012 11:19 am

Re: Australia economy/bubble/fiscal cliff/recession 'stuff'
 
Sydney to be precise.

Pit Bull. Nov 20th 2012 11:20 am

Re: Australia economy/bubble/fiscal cliff/recession 'stuff'
 

Originally Posted by commonwealth (Post 10392241)
Sydney to be precise.


:thumbsup:

commonwealth Nov 20th 2012 11:34 am

Re: Australia economy/bubble/fiscal cliff/recession 'stuff'
 
i dont know about other places. i cannot speak for wollongong or esperance.

Pit Bull. Nov 20th 2012 11:42 am

Re: Australia economy/bubble/fiscal cliff/recession 'stuff'
 

Originally Posted by commonwealth (Post 10392277)
i dont know about other places. i cannot speak for wollongong or esperance.


Well all my many friends and relatives in Australia say works still plentiful where they are, not jst as great, but still far better there than in Blighty. To be fair there are places here where unemployment is low, in these areas it's similar to Oz.

moneypenny20 Nov 20th 2012 12:37 pm

Re: Australia economy/bubble/fiscal cliff/recession 'stuff'
 

Originally Posted by Pit Bull. (Post 10392294)
Well all my many friends and relatives in Australia say works still plentiful where they are, not jst as great, but still far better there than in Blighty. To be fair there are places here where unemployment is low, in these areas it's similar to Oz.

How do they know? Are they looking for work in both countries? That's the only way they could possibly say. Having been unemployed for 18 months, I can tell you jobs are fairly thin on the ground. (In my very personal, on the ground, experience of course).

The Squire of Onchan Nov 20th 2012 12:43 pm

Re: Australia economy/bubble/fiscal cliff/recession 'stuff'
 
... Caveat ...

This obviously depends on the sector of work or specialised field you are looking to work in.


Originally Posted by moneypenny20 (Post 10392383)
How do they know? Are they looking for work in both countries? That's the only way they could possibly say. Having been unemployed for 18 months, I can tell you jobs are fairly thin on the ground. (In my very personal, on the ground, experience of course).


chris955 Nov 21st 2012 7:37 am

Re: Australia economy/bubble/fiscal cliff/recession 'stuff'
 

Originally Posted by moneypenny20 (Post 10392383)
How do they know? Are they looking for work in both countries? That's the only way they could possibly say. Having been unemployed for 18 months, I can tell you jobs are fairly thin on the ground. (In my very personal, on the ground, experience of course).

But you are only going by personal experience of actually being there, dont you know that jobs are plentiful in Australia ?

RedDragon2008 Nov 21st 2012 7:46 am

Re: Australia economy/bubble/fiscal cliff/recession 'stuff'
 

Originally Posted by chris955 (Post 10393865)
dont you know that jobs are plentiful in Australia ?

Mainly because Australians are allergic to "hard" work

chris955 Nov 21st 2012 7:49 am

Re: Australia economy/bubble/fiscal cliff/recession 'stuff'
 

Originally Posted by RedDragon2008 (Post 10393881)
Mainly because Australians are allergic to "hard" work

Not saying I agree but wouldnt be the first time I have heard that said.

RedDragon2008 Nov 21st 2012 8:42 am

Re: Australia economy/bubble/fiscal cliff/recession 'stuff'
 

Originally Posted by chris955 (Post 10393890)
Not saying I agree but wouldnt be the first time I have heard that said.

A moving truck was temporily blocking parking bays outside the office this morning.

No dramas, just parked 400 metres down the road and walked back, logged on and went outside to visit the local cafe for coffee.

Mean while the 2 cars who arrived same time as me are still waiting for the truck to move:blink:

commonwealth Nov 21st 2012 9:08 am

Re: Australia economy/bubble/fiscal cliff/recession 'stuff'
 

Originally Posted by RedDragon2008 (Post 10393881)
Mainly because Australians are allergic to "hard" work

i think most first world people are allergic to hard work, look at the manual labourers in developed countries.

but i think australia has a higher proportion of trades than many other developed countries where degrees are highly sought after.

moneypenny20 Nov 21st 2012 11:22 am

Re: Australia economy/bubble/fiscal cliff/recession 'stuff'
 

Originally Posted by RedDragon2008 (Post 10393964)
A moving truck was temporily blocking parking bays outside the office this morning.

No dramas, just parked 400 metres down the road and walked back, logged on and went outside to visit the local cafe for coffee.

Mean while the 2 cars who arrived same time as me are still waiting for the truck to move:blink:

Which obviously confirms 100% that all Australians are bone idle. Your comment is as valid as the rubbish press in the UK banging on about how all Brits must be bone idle or the Polish wouldn't come in and take their jobs. Complete bull and totally patronising. Imo obviously.

RedDragon2008 Nov 21st 2012 11:52 am

Re: Australia economy/bubble/fiscal cliff/recession 'stuff'
 

Originally Posted by moneypenny20 (Post 10394209)
Which obviously confirms 100% that all Australians are bone idle. Your comment is as valid as the rubbish press in the UK banging on about how all Brits must be bone idle or the Polish wouldn't come in and take their jobs. Complete bull and totally patronising. Imo obviously.

Across 25 large Australian corporates in 7 different industries I have seen enough to know who is patronising.

By the way the guys that jumped out were not white

Sherlock Holmes Nov 21st 2012 11:57 am

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Originally Posted by RedDragon2008 (Post 10394265)
Across 25 large Australian corporates in 7 different industries I have seen enough to know who is patronising.

By the way the guys that jumped out were not white

Can you clarify? What guys? Jumped out of where? What is the relevance of colour?

Your statement doesn't seem related in anyway. :confused:


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