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    Work opportunities

    Hi, my name is Alex Heritage.
    I don't know if this is the place to post it but it can't hurt to try.
    Yesterday I lost my job due to becoming to "too expensive to keep".
    I'm a cabinet maker, about to be qualified I just have this last unit of Tafe.
    I can run cncs and edgebanders with no issues.
    I have my forklift ticket.
    I can fully build and install a kitchen/bathroom/anywhere boxes go.

    I hope to find work fast, as I can't afford not to work now.

    I am willing to do any kind of work, and am willing to travel anywhere to do it. Even if it is just odd jobs, any income is ideal right now.

    I can be reached here, or my mobile number is 0415 656 429

    Thanks for reading

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    Alex, if you are an apprentice you should contact the Apprentiship board for assistance straight away, they may be able to assist you in your rights with current employer and possibly re-placement to another company to finish your time

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    also if you are in a union or have contacts with them try them also they may help similarly
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    First. Contact Centrelink TOMORROW. You pay your taxes so it's there to help you when you need it. This is your backup plan, but it's better to organise it now, than organise it when your bank statement says $0.00. If you get a job next week you can easily contact them to cancel.
    Don't make the mistake of chewing through your meagre savings because of some sense of pride and then finding yourself completely fucked.

    If some people live on Centrelink their whole life, why can't a tax paying, hard worker who's down on his luck get help for a few weeks while he looks for a job?

    Second, I'd be contacting fair work Australia to see if what your company did was legal.
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    Phone call every cabinet maker place, don't wait for the job to be advertised.
    "Some people are like clouds. When they disappear it's a beautiful day"
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    A quick search nets lots of hits, this is a list of advertised roles that state "experienced" in their title as opposed to "qualified". And only going back 10days worth of adverts.

    Apply for them all anyway, as you never know. The answer to the question you never ask is always going to be no.

    https://www.seek.com.au/job/35455856...9eab4a-9314203

    https://www.seek.com.au/job/35502087...9eab4a-9314203

    https://www.seek.com.au/job/35483979...9eab4a-9314203

    https://www.seek.com.au/job/35469652...9eab4a-9314203

    https://www.seek.com.au/job/35455856...9eab4a-9314203

    https://www.seek.com.au/job/35453271...9eab4a-9314203

    https://www.seek.com.au/job/35455009...9eab4a-9314203
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    I have my forklift ticket....

    I hope to find work fast, as I can't afford not to work now.

    I am willing to do any kind of work, and am willing to travel anywhere to do it. Even if it is just odd jobs, any income is ideal right now.
    Excellent.
    Start applying for Forklift jobs now, even if its casual/part time, apply for it.


    FWIW...Newstart allowance is only $538 per fortnight. You're better off finding work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blazon View Post
    FWIW...Newstart allowance is only $538 per fortnight. You're better off finding work.
    Of course. But it's best to apply and have it as a backup. Can always cancel it.

    I spent a month on Newstart in September 2016 after the company I did my electrical apprenticeship with went under. It was $623/fortnight with rent assistance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speed Dealer View Post
    Of course. But it's best to apply and have it as a backup. Can always cancel it.

    I spent a month on Newstart in September 2016 after the company I did my electrical apprenticeship with went under. It was $623/fortnight with rent assistance.
    yeah, good on ya...so did I, for longer. It sucked balls.

    I didn't say not to apply for the dole.
    I said the shitty amount they pay suggests he's better off finding work.
    Even with part time work it will be almost twice the dole.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blazon View Post
    yeah, good on ya...so did I, for longer. It sucked balls.

    I didn't say not to apply for the dole.
    I said the shitty amount they pay suggests he's better off finding work.
    Even with part time work it will be almost twice the dole.
    Are you ok mate? What's the problem? Your aggressive response would suggest there's something more going on than my reply to your comment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Halo_2 View Post
    Phone call every cabinet maker place, don't wait for the job to be advertised.
    100% this , It's a painful experience for small businesses to advertise jobs , even better to turn up and drop of a resume in person ......
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    Try steve ransted at ideal doors and cabinets i feel he may be able to help you i have known steve through junior footy for a long time, to find him just look in the white pages.
    Mate stick to the facts not a fantasy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by llbuono View Post
    just look in the white pages.
    They still exist?
    Trying to think of a wise and sincere signature quote, but the only words that leap to mind are, "TITTY SPRINKLES"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blazon View Post
    Excellent.
    Start applying for Forklift jobs now, even if its casual/part time, apply for it.
    +1 this, there are shitloads of casual forkies jobs out there especially if you are flexible with your times.
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    As I understand it, an apprenticeship is still a labour & training employment contract between you and the employer via the apprenticeship board, im sure its probably been watered down over the years but there its still an obligation for you and them. There is a correct way to get out of it but even if thats been followed to the letter ( i think it has to be applied for and mutual??) then the apprenticeship board should have some obligations there also because everybody wants to see apprentices finish their training and get recognised as tradesman.

    best of luck to you
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nosugar View Post
    Yesterday I lost my job due to becoming to "too expensive to keep".
    I'm a cabinet maker, about to be qualified I just have this last unit of Tafe.
    I can run cncs and edgebanders with no issues.
    I have my forklift ticket.
    I can fully build and install a kitchen/bathroom/anywhere boxes go.
    If true, that really sucks. But hot damn, you have more qualifications/skills than me. I know me saying that doesn't help you, but you've got a fighting chance.
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    If you're desperate, try getting short-term work doing phone surveys. It is pretty easy to get a start if they're hiring.

    My sister has worked for years for an outfit called Thinkfield. She doesn't hate it...
    If it's good to ya, it's good for ya!

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    Nosugar my father in law used to work for The Apprenticeship and Trainee Company (<-link) in Osborne Park, they do a fair bit of this sort of thing, getting apprentices who have fallen off the cart or those in situations like yours, hopefully they can help :

    Phone: (08) 9204 4566
    Fax: (08) 9204 4577
    Address: 4/7 Hector Street West Osborne Park WA 6916
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Venkman View Post
    Nosugar my father in law used to work for The Apprenticeship and Trainee Company (<-link) in Osborne Park, they do a fair bit of this sort of thing, getting apprentices who have fallen off the cart or those in situations like yours, hopefully they can help :

    Phone: (08) 9204 4566
    Fax: (08) 9204 4577
    Address: 4/7 Hector Street West Osborne Park WA 6916
    That's awesome info I shall call them thank you!


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    Nosugar You're welcome mate


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