Work , weather and Barramundi

Submitted: Friday, Apr 07, 2006 at 15:52
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Today's West Australian reports that unskilled workers being hired for a major wharf expansion in Port Hedland will be payed $2,800 per week .

Winter is coming down south , and the weather up here in winter is perfect .

But it's not the money , or the weather , or the camping and the scenery ; it's the local Barramundi , they are giant !
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Reply By: Member - Willie , Epping .Syd. - Friday, Apr 07, 2006 at 17:28

Friday, Apr 07, 2006 at 17:28
You would need some incentive to live in Hedland . Great money if you are a young adventurous fella .
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Friday, Apr 07, 2006 at 21:31

Friday, Apr 07, 2006 at 21:31
I'm a young adventourous fella and I dont make that :))))))))

What's not reported is the number of hours worked per day and number of days per week. At almost 50% PAYE tax, thats say $1500 take home for say, an 80 hour 6-7 day week. So you're taking home $18 an hour, and so is Crusty Costello.
Your tax deductions at the end of the year are bugger all, so wave most of it goodbye.
Now $18 an hour isn't bad for someone without skills or qualifications I guess, but the conditions aren't all that great, and local prices...well enough said.
Not so attractive to many.
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Sunday, Apr 09, 2006 at 16:44

Sunday, Apr 09, 2006 at 16:44
well you have an 1100 rebate on your tax even before you work out your deductions
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Reply By: Alloy c/t - Friday, Apr 07, 2006 at 18:55

Friday, Apr 07, 2006 at 18:55
$2800 per wk !!!! how much does little Johny take ??? and even more importantly how much they charging for a beer/loaf of bread/ a roof over your head/ how many hrs per week for the $2800 ,, no bloody wonder a$ is worth jack---t.
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Reply By: Member - Royce- Saturday, Apr 08, 2006 at 01:20

Saturday, Apr 08, 2006 at 01:20
But then six months work or even less.... get away from it all.. rest after your efforts and get most tax back if you resist the temptation to do other work.... I'll tell my indolent young son.
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Reply By: Member - ROTORD - Saturday, Apr 08, 2006 at 12:25

Saturday, Apr 08, 2006 at 12:25
I should have mentioned , accomodation and meals supplied . Except for tax , most of the money would be ' take home ' . For those struggling with the calculation of what tax takes out remember that the top rate only cuts in after the lower rates . Total tax take would be about 30% .
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Reply By: Nodoir - Sunday, Apr 09, 2006 at 13:35

Sunday, Apr 09, 2006 at 13:35
I've seen another advertised in Port Headland. Working along the railway tracks keeping the wilderness from taking over. $2700/wk including allowances, food and accom supplied. 5 x 10.5hr days plus O/T if ya want it. 4/1 weeks.

Sounds to good....
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