Originally Posted by xcel
Before that i worked as a process worker in a factory, now im a Clerk 3 and have only been doing admin for 18 months.
Maybe you could try and change Govt Departments and find something better. I have worked for 4 different Govt Departments in 18 months, each time going up a pay grade, started at 29k pa now on 44k pa not including super.
Why shuffle paper all your life it gets so boring day in day out. Youre saying that you were a process worker and now you earn 44k pa, look around and you'll find a P/O job that pays better than that.
Im a shiftwork process operator, atm a flat pa is 53k + super, the starting pa at my work is 45K! Im averaging 3 overtimes a month(the monthly pays suk)this will bump my pa up to 72K...(last yr was 69K)
I dont get any work related stresses, I work 4 days on 4days off(yep 4 day weekends every week...)I get 5 full weeks holi's+3.8weeks Long service and unlimited sick leave!(which Im using at this very moment, just had an operation and will be off for at least 6weeks and thats with out loosing 1c in pay and extras!)
Sure my job can get quite physical and the work enviroment is very hard during summer(65c+). I find my job is rewarding as I like driving things I get to drive remote control bridge/gantry cranes, forklifts 2.5-25tonners, bobcats/dingo's so I have quite a few tickets. And then comes the longweekend every weekend!
And as I stated before I go home after each shift absolutely without no stress whatsoever to think of.