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Old 03-28-2011, 12:24 AM
 
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Taking Cashed Up Bogans to the next level

Laundry staff on $420k a year | The Australian

Interesting article on the salary of offshore construction projects. This is just insane!

Some saying that it is the fault of unions, blocking new workers to the industry, pushing up these sorts of salary.

$420k a year? I will cook for anyone for that
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Old 03-28-2011, 11:09 AM
 
Location: North Cackelacky....in the hills.
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Nice work if you can get it....

I would only work for a year....
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Old 03-28-2011, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Sunshine Coast, BC
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I had heard rig jobs were paid really well but didn't think they were that high! They're packages, so they'll include Super and various penalties and loading. And they're likely contract rates.

It's hard, dangerous work that needs to be compensated properly. Far more deserving than the GG. What does she do anyway? Ribbon-cutting, tea-pouring and flower-arranging? Doesn't make sense that the GG would be paid more than the PM. How'd that get so out of whack?

I believe the pollies' pay is tax-free? Not to mention all the freebies and over-the-top Super and lifelong undeserved perks. So they're not exactly struggling. In fact, I'd start by giving the GG a serious pay cut to bring it into line.
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Old 03-28-2011, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Brisbane
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I had heard rig jobs were paid really well but didn't think they were that high! They're packages, so they'll include Super and various penalties and loading. And they're likely contract rates.

It's hard, dangerous work that needs to be compensated properly. Far more deserving than the GG. What does she do anyway? Ribbon-cutting, tea-pouring and flower-arranging? Doesn't make sense that the GG would be paid more than the PM. How'd that get so out of whack?

I believe the pollies' pay is tax-free? Not to mention all the freebies and over-the-top Super and lifelong undeserved perks. So they're not exactly struggling. In fact, I'd start by giving the GG a serious pay cut to bring it into line.
Nope they pay tax on their "wages" just as we do. Even the Queen the GG and state governers pay income tax these days. That's being the case since 2001.

Most of the perks and post retirement pensions pollies receive are tax free however.

I would live on an oil rig for a year for 400k, IF is was younger (Early 20's instead of early 30's) and single with no commitments. Sigh!
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