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Member Since 27/04/2016
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Location Newcastle, NSW

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See, what's to stop me getting made redundant if I get hired somewhere new? As the new guy I'd almost certainly be the first to go. This...
22/05/2020 - 17:53
Are you calling me bad? :P I'm not saying there's nothing I can do, simply that it feels ridiculous to be asked to work "extra" in order to...
22/05/2020 - 13:16
This is awesome. :D Thanks for the advice, I think this is exactly what I need to do tbh. I've kinda been very technical in my mindset (ie....
22/05/2020 - 13:14
We had a contractor working here who got retrenched due to Covid. I doubt it would go much better for me haha. Still, it does look like a...
22/05/2020 - 09:58
Seriously? Thanks for that. :) I honestly expected to still be in that category. I'll definitely be looking for an upgrade in the next job...
22/05/2020 - 09:56
Nah, I don't think he wants to get rid of me. There's honestly just not that much work coming in (it basically gets split between me and...
21/05/2020 - 22:23
I haven't been getting paid overtime for the hours over 38, so they don't have that excuse, but that makes sense. Can they enforce overtime...
21/05/2020 - 22:21
Yeah definitely. Again, it's been really good as a graduate because I've been given a lot of responsibility/independance with doing my own...
21/05/2020 - 22:20
Cheers, hadn't considered this option. Will have a look at sending out my resume.
21/05/2020 - 22:18
Yeah definitely, and I can't really blame him for being stressed about it. It doesn't justify taking it out on employees, but I guess it's...
21/05/2020 - 22:16
That makes sense with respect to lunch being unpaid. That seems to be the general rule in businesses so obviously I don't expect any...
21/05/2020 - 22:10
I get that when it affects other people / there's work to do you just stay until it's all done. I'm literally just sitting around most of...
21/05/2020 - 16:21
Yeah, I honestly felt like this company has been like that, however the last few months my boss has started to seem really grouchy about...
21/05/2020 - 16:18
Haha, fair point! I do admit I have a lot to be thankful for. ;)
21/05/2020 - 16:17
Shhh ;)
21/05/2020 - 16:16
Yep, I've basically emailed him along that line. Might arrange a follow up conversation with him.
21/05/2020 - 15:20
I honestly wouldn't care about 40hrs+ if I was flat out busy the whole time (ie. reasonable additional hours). But can >38hrs be justified...
21/05/2020 - 15:19
Yep, and while I haven't tried everything in that list out I've basically been doing that stuff in my free time. It's more the fact that he...
21/05/2020 - 15:18
He's not docking pay (as far as I'm aware at this stage) and he didn't come off overly angry. Definitely disapproving and a verbal warning...
21/05/2020 - 15:16
I did enquire about doing some EA courses, so maybe will get somewhere with that. :) As far as Autocad (we don't use the others) I've been...
21/05/2020 - 15:15
To be honest, it's been a great learning experience (I can take my time learning stuff, do a good job rather than rush stuff out the door...
21/05/2020 - 15:13
$100k after 3 years for a civil/structural engineer? Are you in one of the big cities? Don't think I'll get that much for a while, but it...
21/05/2020 - 15:11
Yeah, I've been drafting up a bunch of templates for standard scenarios. Everyone tends to just use their previous jobs as templates for...
21/05/2020 - 15:10
I mean, I started out as a graduate and after 2 years work I haven't had a discussion about a raise. I was planning on suggesting a raise...
21/05/2020 - 12:06
Not sure if this is sarcastic, but happy to answer. :D I'm on 67k (including super), and am a civil/structural designer (office job mostly)...
21/05/2020 - 11:43
Yeah, I'm thinking I will. It wasn't this bad before Coronavirus hit, but I've never really had more than 30hrs/wk worth of work. The pay...
21/05/2020 - 11:40
Gahhhh, I think I need to update the OP haha. I'm not trying to get out of work. My boss is asking me to work over 38hrs when I have...
21/05/2020 - 11:28
Yeah, I have heard crazy things about site engineering. I'm definitely not complaining about the amount of work I have to do aha.
21/05/2020 - 10:47
This is the information I was after. Thank you.
21/05/2020 - 10:46
Thanks, that's the kind of information I was after. It's not like I'm trying to slack off or anything, I just want to understand how long...
21/05/2020 - 10:45