Of course, there is a catch. Part-time and temp workers don't get these benefits. Instead, they get paid an extra 20 percent to 25 percent in cash compensation. As a result, a part-time, entry-level adult fast food worker in Australia makes a minimum of $21.25 an hour. Oh, plus health insurance. That's universal in Australia.
Of course, exchange rates go up and down over time. But at $21.25 Australian dollars an hour, it doesn't matter what exchange rate you use or how you adjust for cost of living. The simple fact is that an Australian entry-level fast food worker makes more than the average American worker. An absolute majority of Americans would increase their income if they moved to Australia and got fast food jobs.
Saturday, January 19, 2013
A great article from truthout on the minimum wage in Australia.
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Over the years I have been woken up by many things in my backpacking trips. Here is a list of things that deserve a story or two.
- People Having Sex
- Coon Dogs
- Birds Chirping
- Air Conditioner Units