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Work/travel in perth?

Postby masterblaster2 » Tue, 14 Oct 2008 9:09 pm

anyone has experience being a working holiday maker in perth?
is it ez to find a job there?

looking forward to it after graduating from uni next yr.
cheers man~

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Re: Work/travel in perth?

Postby ozchick » Wed, 15 Oct 2008 3:19 pm

masterblaster2 wrote:anyone has experience being a working holiday maker in perth?
is it ez to find a job there?

looking forward to it after graduating from uni next yr.
cheers man~


Finding work's not the problem. There's plenty of work and Perth is no exception. As I understand it you are permitted on a short-term visa to earn a very small amount per week. But many visitors can still find 'cash-in-hand' work as waiting staff, fruit-pickers etc but you'd be on a smaller salary. Professional jobs are a whole different ball game. Do your homework carefully and it could be a great experience.
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Postby masterblaster2 » Wed, 15 Oct 2008 8:10 pm

weird, apparently i'm not eligible for the visa. :???:
got to check it out.

yea, i'll be there searching the 'lower-end' jobs, def not pro jobs.
i emailed movie world asking about a job opportunity. but job openings are only posted in aug yearly, and are subjected to interviews. :?

really hope to work in a themepark though.

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Postby masterblaster2 » Sat, 01 Nov 2008 3:43 pm

any idea what're the living stds in san francisco?
say i've got lodging covered, and only food/leisure to bother about.
would a US$8/hr job be sufficient enough?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 01 Nov 2008 8:37 pm

is that before or after taxes?

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Postby masterblaster2 » Sun, 02 Nov 2008 9:17 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:is that before or after taxes?


should be flat @USD8.

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Postby earthfriendly » Sun, 02 Nov 2008 11:20 pm

I am not quite sure about that myself. Is transportation and healthcare included? Sanwich alone cost about $5.50 (tax included?), if you do not order the drinks and potato chips to go with it. There are many people in the San Francisco bay area working for minimum wage ($8/hr as we speak) but than it is hard to live the life of an average american household with that kind of wage, unless they have another family supplement the income. Depending on how many hours you work and how thrifty you are, I believe it is doable. You can always cook at home to cut down on meal expense. Compared to SG, eating out in SF restaurants is expensive as there's no hawker centers there.

And then there's cost of transportation. Will you be driving or taking transportation. You can rely on public transport within metropolitan SF area but need a car if you want to venture out. Other than that, can't really think of any other daily expenses.


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