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Pickle'

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hi all just wanted to complain a little and see if anyone else has done the same ****.

basically i started as a Graphic arts (printing) apprentice 4 years ago. last week i recieved my certificate only to realise my pay only increased $0.90 upto $17.01. I have worked my arse off the whole apprenticeship dealing with the horrid money issues ive had thinking when i finish ill get something decent. this is approx what i've been earning:

0-6 months $235 p/w ($8ph)
6-12 months $270 p/w ($8.90ph)
12-24 months 320 p/w ($10.30ph)
24-36 months 360p/w ($11.50ph)
36-42 months 420 p/w ($14?)
42-48 months 510 p/w ($16.10)

now have been increased to flat 17. i feel like i have wasted the last 4 years of my life for nothing. my sister is earning more then me on the dole.

just venting.. anyone else done an apprenticeship and feel the same way?
 

Stressball

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Now you've got your certificate, look elsewhere for a better position?
 

soop

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Yes and yes.

You're better of working at woolies. 4yrs of being treated like a dog to be insulted at the end of it...
 

burnz

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a lot ppl have left their trades due to low wages, i earn double the money as a labourer than my trade payes..
 

elmaso

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thats the way it works man, bricklaying, i was getting $280p/w my sister working at nandoes was getting over $400p/w and i was working 50+hours a week.
 

DLFHUB666

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It comes down to what trade an where you do it i guess, when i was 17/18 i did a traineeship with then alcan now riotino alcan, did 9 months of a 12 month traineeship (finished it early) was on $8.50/hr they gave me a job jumped stright to about $35/hr.
 

FstStig

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Quick question is how old are you? Your age also reflects on how much you earn. Its totally stupid just because you are younger you get treated differently yet you work twice as hard as the guy that doesn't work twice as hard and still earns more its BS.
 

soop

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Once your fully qualified it should make no difference how old you are.
It will come down to how good you are at your trade.

Not that it ever does, its just who licks balls the best. If you aren't prepared to suck the boss off, you get no where :p
 
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