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    Where are the workers?

    Not in Central Otago, EVERYONE I talk to can't get people and they are all willing to pay good $$$
    Everyone is so far behind it's not funny, and that goes for rabbiters

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    It is certainly a growing problem Wirehunt and I am not sure that immigration alone will solve the problem. Other initiatives like having to do community work while collecting the dole would help but no one thing is the be all and end all solution.
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    How about this;

    I've had fifteen kiwis they the door Enquiry H about casual work for the coming season. "Email me your CV" says me each time. Not one has come through

    That's my take on kiwi so called job hunters.

    We use travelers. Awesome workers. And drug free too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    It is certainly a growing problem Wirehunt and I am not sure that immigration alone will solve the problem. Other initiatives like having to do community work while collecting the dole would help but no one thing is the be all and end all solution.
    Great idea, Rushy, but with H&S these days, you need certification to be able to use a pair of scissors !
    Back in the day, they had the PEP schemes. ( Pathways to Employment Program )
    OSH would kill that extremely sensible idea these days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frogfeatures View Post
    Great idea, Rushy, but with H&S these days, you need certification to be able to use a pair of scissors !
    Back in the day, they had the PEP schemes. ( Pathways to Employment Program )
    OSH would kill that extremely sensible idea these days.
    Frogfeatures, being the completely non politically correct individual that I am, I don't see the problem. Dude on dole does dumb deed and dies = one less dumb dude on dole for tax payers to support + job creation for undertaker. Win, win from where I stand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SiB View Post
    How about this;

    I've had fifteen kiwis they the door Enquiry H about casual work for the coming season. "Email me your CV" says me each time. Not one has come through
    But those fifteen had enough info to full in the form to prove they were looking for work with winz.
    Very sad, but when I was running retail stores it got to the point that someone who was out of work needed a very good story to be offered an interview as I lost track of those who showed up but seemed to be trying to not get the job. The formula seemed to be that they needed to apply at x number of places and interviews where gold stars.
    Really annoying as there are some very motivated people out of work but filtering them from the shit can be time consuming and if your short staffed you probably can't justify that time
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    Is the work quite seasonal? Ie, a person that lives in NZ isn't going to up sticks and move to CO for 6 months work, only to have to bugger off and find something else to do for 6 months when it's all dried up. For a working holiday type, it's be just the ticket though.

    I know jack shit about that island of course, so please correct me if I'm wrong.
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    What do you call "good money" Wirehunt
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    It's tough getting the right people at the moment.
    I have a vacancy and have it listed on Seek, it's amazing the number of CV's coming thru which are totally not the job they are looking for. They can't even read what we are after, it's as if the PC is just spitting out applications for the hell of it.
    Also about to look for a class 5 truck driver which will be interesting, a mate of mine only employees Indians and reckons they are the best workers and run rings around everyone else. Just don't quite know how to word the add without being taken to the Human Rights Commission. Maybe I should include the words like has to also teach the odd Indian cooking lesson.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wirehunt View Post
    Not in Central Otago, EVERYONE I talk to can't get people and they are all willing to pay good $$$
    Everyone is so far behind it's not funny, and that goes for rabbiters
    What is involved in being a rabbiter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bully View Post
    What is involved in being a rabbiter?
    Sharp teeth and the ability to run extremely fast.
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    I don't give any forms to fill out unless they make it past sending their CV and being invited to interview. I've done my dash of unemployed and their petty dramas
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    I get heaps of seek applications with no cover letter or cv, basically so the can get the notification from seek to say they have applied and they can show winz that they are looking but there is no work.

    Absolute bullshit, oh well, nothing will change so no point in getting worked up, fishing and hunting, fishing and drinking and hunting.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by 300winmag View Post
    It's tough getting the right people at the moment.
    I have a vacancy and have it listed on Seek, it's amazing the number of CV's coming thru which are totally not the job they are looking for. They can't even read what we are after, it's as if the PC is just spitting out applications for the hell of it.
    Also about to look for a class 5 truck driver which will be interesting, a mate of mine only employees Indians and reckons they are the best workers and run rings around everyone else. Just don't quite know how to word the add without being taken to the Human Rights Commission. Maybe I should include the words like has to also teach the odd Indian cooking lesson.
    Unfortunately a lot of what some people call "good pay" will not pay for an independent life in NZ, so i guess a lot of people just choose to stay on the doll. Or they went to Australia and haven't made enough money to come back.

    This is how many of the new people do it:
    Auckland house prices not only the bane of buyers - renters suffer too | Stuff.co.nz

    I doubt many forum members would accept this type of living long term but there you have it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    Frogfeatures, being the completely non politically correct individual that I am, I don't see the problem. Dude on dole does dumb deed and dies = one less dumb dude on dole for tax payers to support + job creation for undertaker. Win, win from where I stand.
    That works for me, too.
    And I wouldn't have to listen about how they came from broken homes, and that they've been traumatised since mum took their teddy bear off them, when they were 6, and consequently cannot possibly work due to the deeply hidden trauma.
    OK, I'm going back to the rocking chair, on the porch.
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    Sounds like a typical hunting trip !

 

 

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