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Work in melbourne??

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Anyways, I basically want to find work that pays well without needing much experience if any. I'm open to pretty much anything.
10 years ago, November 27th 2010 No: 1 Msg: #123758  
I've been in Melbourne for about 2 weeks now. I've worked as a cabinetmaker in montreal for a few years and haven't had too much trouble finding work here. The thing is that I can only get about 18/hour. I find this pretty frustrating considering that apparently there are supermarket jobs that pay 22/hour. Anyways, I basically want to find work that pays well without needing much experience if any. I'm open to pretty much anything. I do have a few years of customer service experience too. Reply to this

10 years ago, December 7th 2010 No: 2 Msg: #124363  
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When I was travelling through Oz in 2006, I met several backpackers who worked in the mines in Western Australia and earned very good money with no experience at all. I think there's still a boom in the commodities industry even now so similar jobs may still be available. Obviously it's not everyone's cup of tea, with one of the downsides being that the mines are usually in the middle of nowhere.

I realise this relates to neither Melbourne nor cabinet-making but I thought I'd put it out there anyway as I wasn't sure in what order you were prioritising being in Melbourne/making cabinets/earning a wodge of cash. Reply to this

10 years ago, December 7th 2010 No: 3 Msg: #124366  
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Hi Jonathon - John hit the mines at the right time in 2006, now you basically have zero chance of getting on a minesite in Western Australia even as a cleaner without previous fly in fly out minesite experience along with all the certification for OH&S regs and construction industry cards (sometimes known as Marcsta or blue cards tho the blue card has been renamed). Theres thousands of West Aus citizens trying to get up there to chase the hollywood dollars so I wish you luck but think you will find getting onto minesites almost impossible.

If youve worked as a cabinetmaker you should be able to find work around $30ish bucks an hour - that is if you are a qualified tradesman with an internationally recognised trade certificate from Montreal.

Not sure of whats hot in Melbourne but I guess its take what you can find. I dunno, Pole Dancing???

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10 years ago, December 8th 2010 No: 4 Msg: #124426  
definitely down for pole dancing.
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10 years ago, December 18th 2010 No: 5 Msg: #124926  
I'd suggest maybe having a look at universities...quite a few in Melbourne metropolitan area....Deakin, University of Melbourne, Monash, Victoria Uni, RMIT, La Trobe, Swinburne University of Technology. They have online job boards as well as estates management positions for repairing stuff on campuses.

That's how I got a job when I was out there.

Let us know how you get on.

Vive Les Canadiens and up the poutine!

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10 years ago, December 19th 2010 No: 6 Msg: #124950  
LOL. GO HABS GO!! Ah, man, way to remind me. I miss poutine so much. Well I found a pub job in melbourne central. Nothing special but good atmosphere, fun people and the pay isn't bad either. Reply to this

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