Grey Nomads Required.

Submitted: Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008 at 19:24
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Hi All

Channel Ten news tonight, had the Queensland Government,
saying that the current skill shortage, requires Grey Nomads to fill
in the gaps re Trades people, chippies / plumbers /sparkies ect,
to apply for jobs associated with the mining industry, probably
doing maintenance ect, I think they wanted Mechanical Trades as
well, even truck drivers ect, they were also talking about training
women. it would help some retirees get a few extra bucks, if they
passed the selection criteria.

Cheers
Daza
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Reply By: Mr Fawlty - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008 at 19:32

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008 at 19:32
Did you notice if they wanted "agents provocateur"? I'd fit the selcetion criteria...
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008 at 19:53

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008 at 19:53
No good to you, mate. Even ASIO can't rustle up much in the way of skirt in the mines :)
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Follow Up By: Member - Mike DID - Thursday, Mar 13, 2008 at 15:34

Thursday, Mar 13, 2008 at 15:34
. . . do they earn as much money as "agents - real estate" ????
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Reply By: Louie the fly - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008 at 19:38

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008 at 19:38
Whats the dosh like? Might move to Qld to escape the hot weather.
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Follow Up By: Kev & Darkie - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008 at 19:54

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008 at 19:54
The tradies around here are on around $3K a week
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Follow Up By: Louie the fly - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008 at 20:43

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008 at 20:43
What part of Here is here & where do I sign up? Only problem is SWMBO and the kids won't want to move. Spose I could leave them home for a year or six.
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008 at 23:17

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008 at 23:17
Kev, that could all change with a huge influx of grey nomads working at $1 an hour :))
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Follow Up By: Kev & Darkie - Thursday, Mar 13, 2008 at 07:47

Thursday, Mar 13, 2008 at 07:47
Louie,

That is up around Gladstone, they are about to do an expansion on the Aluminium smelter as well as build 4 Liquid Natural Gas plants complete with pipe line from the gas fields.
Check with Rio Tinto etc

Footy,

If that happens maybe my rent will go down a fair bit and I can afford to buy a house, but I don't see that happening any time soon.

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Follow Up By: Faulic_McVitte - Thursday, Mar 13, 2008 at 08:12

Thursday, Mar 13, 2008 at 08:12
not quite 3k a week more like 2.8k after expenses are taken out
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Follow Up By: Kev & Darkie - Thursday, Mar 13, 2008 at 08:35

Thursday, Mar 13, 2008 at 08:35
That is why I said around $3K :)
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Follow Up By: Kev & Darkie - Thursday, Mar 13, 2008 at 21:24

Thursday, Mar 13, 2008 at 21:24
Also Try QAL Queensland Aluminium Limited
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Reply By: Smudger - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008 at 19:48

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008 at 19:48
You said.."they were also talking about training
women."

Bloody dreamers!!! (LOL)
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Follow Up By: Gone Bush (WA) - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008 at 21:44

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008 at 21:44
I've tried to train mine for over 30 years without success.

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Reply By: Footloose - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008 at 19:54

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008 at 19:54
And we can apply to .....???
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Reply By: Ray - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008 at 20:59

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008 at 20:59
Would they want me? I'm a retired mechanical supervisor in the mining industry but 71 yrs young
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Follow Up By: Member - Reiner G (QLD) 4124 - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008 at 22:00

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008 at 22:00
I think you would be to young, they want people to work not party all night and disrupt the working days.......just wait a bit until you more settled.

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Reply By: Member - Reiner G (QLD) 4124 - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008 at 22:01

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008 at 22:01
how about training some of the ones who had a holiday since school and done nothing for the last ten years........grrrrrrrrrrr

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Follow Up By: Hairy (NT) - Thursday, Mar 13, 2008 at 10:50

Thursday, Mar 13, 2008 at 10:50
Yep...Bloody oath!!!
I reckon they should cut absolutely everyone off the dole, CDEP, Sit down money the whole bloody lot!!!
Those who are in a position that they legitamately need it need to reaply. Atleast they could cathch up on some of those pri(k$ who have been on it most of their lives.
Im not at that age yet, but if I was asked to come out of retirement so I could support the people who have decided not to work....Jeeze Id be Pi$$ed!!!!

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