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Blinky Bill
26-Jun-2007, 02:39 PM
I cannot believe it.

We have one of our guys go state side for three onths holiday. I am
trying to find a person for three months.

We have gone through two so far. The first didn't turn up for his
second day, and did not call.

The second went to lunch on his first day and did not come back!

This is nothing to complex, jsut basic helpdesk stuff! Good pay Aussie
$30 per hour for the type of work it is.

Grrr.



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Joseph Marton
26-Jun-2007, 02:46 PM
On Tue, 26 Jun 2007 13:39:54 +0000, Blinky Bill wrote:

> Good pay Aussie $30 per hour

Maybe you should throw in a vegemite sandwich.

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Joe
"Mostly me, mostly you."

Mary Matthews
26-Jun-2007, 02:50 PM
If you could expedite a temp worker visa and passport, I'd happily ship you
my hubby for a few months. :)

Blinky Bill
26-Jun-2007, 02:51 PM
Joseph Marton wrote:

> On Tue, 26 Jun 2007 13:39:54 +0000, Blinky Bill wrote:
>
> > Good pay Aussie $30 per hour
>
> Maybe you should throw in a vegemite sandwich.

LOL

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Stevo
26-Jun-2007, 03:20 PM
Blinky Bill scribbled something like:

> This is nothing to complex, jsut basic helpdesk stuff! Good pay Aussie
> $30 per hour for the type of work it is.

Wow, $30/hour for a few months? Can't believe you can't keep people
showing up.

Blinky Bill
26-Jun-2007, 03:20 PM
Mary Matthews wrote:

> If you could expedite a temp worker visa and passport, I'd happily
> ship you my hubby for a few months. :)

LOL

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Uwe Buckesfeld
26-Jun-2007, 10:10 PM
Blinky Bill wrote:

> We have gone through two so far. The first didn't turn up for his
> second day, and did not call.
>
> The second went to lunch on his first day and did not come back!
>
> This is nothing to complex, jsut basic helpdesk stuff!

Helpdesk, huh? Judging from the experience with our helpdesk, they might
just have gotten lost, or couldn't remember they were employed, or maybe
they are just on the loo and cannot get their pants back up.

U

Scott Campbell
26-Jun-2007, 10:45 PM
Blinky Bill wrote:

> This is nothing to complex, jsut basic helpdesk stuff! Good pay Aussie
> $30 per hour for the type of work it is.
>
> Grrr.

That's shocking!

$30 an hour eh? What on earth are they paying for more senior roles;
might have to suck up the pride and move over there ;-)

Blinky Bill
27-Jun-2007, 03:23 AM
Stevo wrote:

> Blinky Bill scribbled something like:
>
> > This is nothing to complex, jsut basic helpdesk stuff! Good pay
> > Aussie $30 per hour for the type of work it is.
>
> Wow, $30/hour for a few months? Can't believe you can't keep people
> showing up.

That is Aussie dollars and very competative.

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Blinky Bill
27-Jun-2007, 03:23 AM
Uwe Buckesfeld wrote:

> Blinky Bill wrote:
>
> > We have gone through two so far. The first didn't turn up for his
> > second day, and did not call.
> >
> > The second went to lunch on his first day and did not come back!
> >
> > This is nothing to complex, jsut basic helpdesk stuff!
>
> Helpdesk, huh? Judging from the experience with our helpdesk, they
> might just have gotten lost, or couldn't remember they were employed,
> or maybe they are just on the loo and cannot get their pants back up.
>
> U

LOL

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Dave Taylor
27-Jun-2007, 11:47 AM
"Scott Campbell" <potato@potato.potato> wrote in news:FNfgi.2790$Rg7.261
@prv-forum2.provo.novell.com:

> That's shocking!
>
> $30 an hour eh? What on earth are they paying for more senior roles;
> might have to suck up the pride and move over there ;-)

Mee two

Your work environment may be at fault, or is it just that the welfare state
is too good and people can be lazy and still eat? Yeah, I just said that!

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Ciao, Dave

Stevo
27-Jun-2007, 03:23 PM
Blinky Bill scribbled something like:

> That is Aussie dollars and very competative.

That's what I mean. Some people just can't be made happy.

Scott Campbell
27-Jun-2007, 09:42 PM
Dave Taylor wrote:

> Mee two
>
> Your work environment may be at fault, or is it just that the welfare
> state is too good and people can be lazy and still eat? Yeah, I just
> said that!

I thought it was NZ that was a welfare state ;-)

Dave Taylor
28-Jun-2007, 12:54 PM
"Scott Campbell" <potato@potato.potato> wrote in news:SYzgi.240$8i6.51@prv-
forum2.provo.novell.com:

>
> I thought it was NZ that was a welfare state ;-)
>

It could be a long discussion, but my basic philosophy is no free ride;
think of Karma points... I have received EI or UI or whatever you want to
call it from previously paid wage taxes. I felt I had paid into it, but
needed it at the time, besides it was my money. I had paid into that
system since I had a paper route when I was 11, so I was no bum. I went to
some seminars, learned skills I didn't have in areas I had no expertise in,
all good stuff. Things like who to call, how to do elevator interviews,
good skills in general... Cheesy but essential for most job seekers.

There is also Sweden. Education for free, do what you can for work. I
don't know much about their welfare side, but I sure like the sound of
"Education for Free".
My Mom always said that education is a priority and even today she will
kick in (within reason) for her childen's education.

I don't know what I am concluding here, just dib, dib, dib, dob, dob, dob.

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Ciao, Dave

Jay Calderwood
28-Jun-2007, 01:25 PM
Dave,

> My Mom always said that education is a priority and even today she will
> kick in (within reason) for her childen's education.
>

YOU ARE MY LONG LOST BROTHER :)
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Jay Calderwood
http://jaycalderwood.blogspot.com

Quote: "I'm alive... I think... Then again can it get any worse? Yes it
can...
There is this one place...really down south that starts with an 'H' and ends
with an 'L' that is really HOT..."

Scott Campbell
28-Jun-2007, 08:16 PM
I'm pretty sure we used to have free tertiary education here - up until
the 80s I believe (I was too young to really pay attention :-)).

[rant about welfare and education]

Before we get thwacked for political discussion...

Scott Campbell
28-Jun-2007, 08:17 PM
Jay Calderwood wrote:

> YOU ARE MY LONG LOST BROTHER :)

You're so lucky - I can't remember the amount of times that I wished
some of my family members were lost ;-)

Jay Calderwood
28-Jun-2007, 08:19 PM
Scott Campbell wrote:
> Jay Calderwood wrote:
>
>> YOU ARE MY LONG LOST BROTHER :)
>
> You're so lucky - I can't remember the amount of times that I wished
> some of my family members were lost ;-)

Oh. Don't even get me started.

--
Jay Calderwood
http://jaycalderwood.blogspot.com

Quote: "I'm alive... I think... Then again can it get any worse? Yes it
can...
There is this one place...really down south that starts with an 'H' and ends
with an 'L' that is really HOT..."

dan c.
29-Jun-2007, 12:16 AM
As long as you don't think he's *another* long-lost son of mine...

Jay Calderwood wrote:

>
> YOU ARE MY LONG LOST BROTHER :)

Blinky Bill
29-Jun-2007, 10:40 AM
Stevo wrote:

> Blinky Bill scribbled something like:
>
> > That is Aussie dollars and very competative.
>
> That's what I mean. Some people just can't be made happy.

Oh, OK. Sorry about that

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Blinky Bill
29-Jun-2007, 10:43 AM
Dave Taylor wrote:

> "Scott Campbell" <potato@potato.potato> wrote in
> news:FNfgi.2790$Rg7.261 @prv-forum2.provo.novell.com:
>
> > That's shocking!
> >
> > $30 an hour eh? What on earth are they paying for more senior
> > roles; might have to suck up the pride and move over there ;-)
>
> Mee two
>
> Your work environment may be at fault, or is it just that the welfare
> state is too good and people can be lazy and still eat? Yeah, I just
> said that!

Work environment is the best I have ever worked in. The first half day
is about getting to know the environment. I had asked neither to do any
actual work, or speak to any end users.

The welfare state is pretty good, however only if you are let go. If
you do not turn up for work, or quit then you have to wait three months.

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Blinky Bill
29-Jun-2007, 10:43 AM
>
> I thought it was NZ that was a welfare state ;-)

pretty similar

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Shaun Pond
29-Jun-2007, 10:55 AM
Blinky,

call it $25/hour in US dollars

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Shaun Pond

Dave Taylor
29-Jun-2007, 12:22 PM
"Blinky Bill" <koala@gumtree.com.au> wrote in news:Lu4hi.997$8i6.979@prv-
forum2.provo.novell.com:

>> Your work environment may be at fault, or is it just that the welfare
>> state is too good and people can be lazy and still eat? Yeah, I just
>> said that!
>
> Work environment is the best I have ever worked in. The first half day
> is about getting to know the environment. I had asked neither to do any
> actual work, or speak to any end users.
>
> The welfare state is pretty good, however only if you are let go. If
> you do not turn up for work, or quit then you have to wait three months.
>

My bro in law tells stories about some temps he gets in. One of them left
before morning tea he didn't like the work. Turns out he left his lunch
behind too.
The work at his place is to blame in this instance. It was little fiddly
parts to fit into holes for hours and days on end. No one else at the
comapny was going to do that mentally draining work, so they tried to get
some temps. I think they went through three in a week.
One guy went to the toilet and snuck out of the building, never to come
back.

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Ciao, Dave

Blinky Bill
29-Jun-2007, 01:31 PM
Dave Taylor wrote:

> My Mom always said that education is a priority and even today she
> will kick in (within reason) for her childen's education.

I just had parent teacher interviews for my middle child.

His maths teacher said he should be doing the extention maths course,
but it cost an extra $30 for the additional text book so he didn't put
him in the course.

I let him know in no uncertain terms that I was not happy with this,
and if it was an extra $300 I would do it in a shot.

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Blinky Bill
29-Jun-2007, 01:34 PM
Nah, this is just basic helpdesk stuff. We gave one guy a chance
because he said he really wanted to get into helpdesk, he left at lunch
because it was to hard :-(

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Blinky Bill
29-Jun-2007, 01:40 PM
Shaun Pond wrote:

> Blinky,
>
> call it $25/hour in US dollars

Should have thought of it :-)

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dan c.
29-Jun-2007, 02:57 PM
I have a relative who is a retired Professor of Mathematics from Univ.
of N.S.W. But none of his three children studied math in university, two
became solicitors and one is a physician... caveat emptor.

Blinky Bill wrote:
> Dave Taylor wrote:
>
>> My Mom always said that education is a priority and even today she
>> will kick in (within reason) for her childen's education.
>
> I just had parent teacher interviews for my middle child.
>
> His maths teacher said he should be doing the extention maths course,
> but it cost an extra $30 for the additional text book so he didn't put
> him in the course.
>
> I let him know in no uncertain terms that I was not happy with this,
> and if it was an extra $300 I would do it in a shot.
>

Dave Taylor
30-Jun-2007, 03:24 AM
"Blinky Bill" <koala@gumtree.com.au> wrote in news:Z_6hi.1041$8i6.148@prv-
forum2.provo.novell.com:

> Nah, this is just basic helpdesk stuff. We gave one guy a chance
> because he said he really wanted to get into helpdesk, he left at lunch
> because it was to hard :-(

Yeah, every call starts out negative, but leaves positive when you close
the call properly. It can be very rewarding as long as you have a thick
skin. What a wimp, or perhaps a realist and knew that it was not a proper
fit. 1/2 day is so lame though IMHO.

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Ciao, Dave

Blinky Bill
30-Jun-2007, 12:00 PM
I think it was his insistance in the interview that hw would be fine
and not to worry about his lack of experience that really gets me.

He could have given it a proper shot.


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