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Hi everyone, could you please tell me what is "normal" working hours in Australia. OH having a bit of a panic as the time is getting near to emigrate here he starts between 5 am and finishes about 6 pm, hoping it will be better there. Thanks
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Hi everyone, could you please tell me what is "normal" working hours in Australia. OH having a bit of a panic as the time is getting near to emigrate here he starts between 5 am and finishes about 6 pm, hoping it will be better there. Thanks
My hours are 7-3 monday to thursday and 7-1 on a friday. Half hr for lunch which is paid. 38 hours total.
I generally start at 6:30 and finish the job im on if its at a point that it can be finished. In saying that iv been working alot of hours lately but thats just because we'v that much on. I think your hubby will be fine if thats the hours he is used to. Most trades finish at 1 on a friday so you get a nice long weekend

Oh yes and any time worked over the standard hours are at time and a half

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My hours are 7-3 monday to thursday and 7-1 on a friday. Half hr for lunch which is paid. 38 hours total.
I generally start at 6:30 and finish the job im on if its at a point that it can be finished. In saying that iv been working alot of hours lately but thats just because we'v that much on. I think your hubby will be fine if thats the hours he is used to. Most trades finish at 1 on a friday so you get a nice long weekend

Oh yes and any time worked over the standard hours are at time and a half
Thanks Stu I will let him know
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Stu what do you call a lot of hours, because I will be asked
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Stu what do you call a lot of hours, because I will be asked
Well this week is going to be more like a 58 hour week but like i say we are short staffed at the mo so im doing it just to help the boss out. You dont have to do it
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Well this week is going to be more like a 58 hour week but like i say we are short staffed at the mo so im doing it just to help the boss out. You dont have to do it
Are you still enjoying it, daughter now in Byrons but been offered a job back at cape trib. Watch this space, we fly out 8 December can't wait.
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Well this week is going to be more like a 58 hour week but like i say we are short staffed at the mo so im doing it just to help the boss out. You dont have to do it
Hello mate

glad to hear it's all going well. I must've missed the update...what sort of work are you doing then, and how're you going with your permits/artc/licences etc???

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Hello mate

glad to hear it's all going well. I must've missed the update...what sort of work are you doing then, and how're you going with your permits/artc/licences etc???

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Yes all going good mate, im just doing domestic stuff. 95% new builds. Iv got to say its a lot harder work over here, much faster pace. But i think a lot of that is down to the lads that work for our company. Seems to be compertition to see who can pre wire and fit of the houses fastest. Starting to get bloomin warm up here in Cairns aswell. Spent today doing loads of odd jobs mainly air con isolators and putting one underground in. Iv started on $25 an hour which i didnt think was to bad. Im well into the licence process, doing it via correspondence. Fill in a log book and regs course along side. No drama's!
Hows things going for you? You enjoying the work over here?
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Yes all going good mate, im just doing domestic stuff. 95% new builds. Iv got to say its a lot harder work over here, much faster pace. But i think a lot of that is down to the lads that work for our company. Seems to be compertition to see who can pre wire and fit of the houses fastest. Starting to get bloomin warm up here in Cairns aswell. Spent today doing loads of odd jobs mainly air con isolators and putting one underground in. Iv started on $25 an hour which i didnt think was to bad. Im well into the licence process, doing it via correspondence. Fill in a log book and regs course along side. No drama's!
Hows things going for you? You enjoying the work over here?
Loving it mate. Been doing new builds and aircons since last December. Got me licence and three weeks away from finishing the contractors course. Started on $22 and now on $27. Just bought another house, almost 1/2 a million bucks worth (yes, I am mad) and the day after the boss say he has to let me go cos work has dried up!!! In reality, he knows I'm gonna want more dosh once I get my contractors course finished. Rang a firm the same afternoon and they offered me a job there and then for $30/hour, so he did me a favour really. All domestic, mainly for Pine Rivers Shire council and all local. It'll tide me over til I set myself up. As for the fast pace, are you sure? I've never met a more laid back attitude in my life! Must be something in the water up there

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Loving it mate. Been doing new builds and aircons since last December. Got me licence and three weeks away from finishing the contractors course. Started on $22 and now on $27. Just bought another house, almost 1/2 a million bucks worth (yes, I am mad) and the day after the boss say he has to let me go cos work has dried up!!! In reality, he knows I'm gonna want more dosh once I get my contractors course finished. Rang a firm the same afternoon and they offered me a job there and then for $30/hour, so he did me a favour really. All domestic, mainly for Pine Rivers Shire council and all local. It'll tide me over til I set myself up. As for the fast pace, are you sure? I've never met a more laid back attitude in my life! Must be something in the water up there

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Hello buddy

Long time no hear, sounds like all is good there, dont want to buy a house for half a million here do you?

Good luck

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Yes all going good mate, im just doing domestic stuff. 95% new builds. Iv got to say its a lot harder work over here, much faster pace. But i think a lot of that is down to the lads that work for our company. Seems to be compertition to see who can pre wire and fit of the houses fastest. Starting to get bloomin warm up here in Cairns aswell. Spent today doing loads of odd jobs mainly air con isolators and putting one underground in. Iv started on $25 an hour which i didnt think was to bad. Im well into the licence process, doing it via correspondence. Fill in a log book and regs course along side. No drama's!
Hows things going for you? You enjoying the work over here?

Hi Stu

How do you find working the the people in OZ ??

any animosity from anyone ??

Hows the college mate ??

Was it difficult to get work when you arrived ??

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