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    I applied for this job

    As some of you know I am unemployed due to Osteoarthritis and shoulder injuries.
    Being a Welder by trade that's out of the question and with no farther education job opportunities are very limited in the Latrobe Valley, other than labouring, retail and being a professional there really is nothing, so I'm hoping that not to many people see this advertised.
    I applied for the job online and emailed the employer a sample of my work which depicted my eye for composition and PP skills
    so I hope I have bluffed them, just joking. I really hope that I can offer them what they are looking for.

    http://www.seek.com.au/Job/amateur-p...alley/21256876
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    To me, they seem to want someone to work for almost nothing.

    I wouldn't expect that they will pay you $100 an hour to do it, more like $15-20 an hour.

    But hey, it's better than nothing!
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    Yeah that's right Benny, I am hoping for around $30ph but like you said its better than nothing
    Im not that excited yet, I might not even get an interview

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    good luck.......
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    Good one Dave , Go for it

    Quote : Successful applicants will be trustworthy, reliable, computer savvy, have excellent time management skills, and possess an eye for detail.

    Sounds like you mate , At least it will get you out and around , Easy peasy, At least you dont have to get cars to smile
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    Good luck Dave!
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    FYI the reason they want a student is that the only have to pay 45% of the minimum hourly wage of $17.50 per hour

    Now, that doesn't take into account the use of YOUR gear

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    Thats me for sure Bill. I have nothing to lose and every thing to gain.
    I did ring him and gave a shot spiel about my situation and the reply was that he would look at my application, so I thought
    that I should email him one of my pix.
    I think I might approach him tomorrow in person that way I can baffle him with my Bull Sh!t, Oops sorry tell him a bit more about my self and my situation and also my photography experience as well as ask all the questions regarding the position, I'm gonna get my foot in the door before the other applicants

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    I agree with Benny and Kiwi.

    They want a student, fair enough because it is probably very casual work with not a great deal of hours involved so people looking for FT work won't be interested.
    They want an amateur because they likely know what a professional will charge, and also know lots of amateurs with a DSLR and a willingness to work for peanuts exist.

    Car dealers are often cheap bastards, both when they sell you a car, and when you work for them....
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    I see where Darren and Wayne are coming from Re: Wages, But in your case I'd go and do it , Bit of extra spending money , And get you out of the house , It's not an 8hr day and you probably would'nt have to pay tax, But I know your situation , And it is a start , Oh well thats my opinion , Still say go for it - Bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwi View Post
    FYI the reason they want a student is that the only have to pay 45% of the minimum hourly wage of $17.50 per hour

    Now, that doesn't take into account the use of YOUR gear
    Good point Darren, I have an ABN so maybe I could work under a contract, but don't forget I am only trying to get my foot in the door at the moment

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    Only a two weeks ago my local Push Bike dealer where I get my parts from actually told me to go to Whites and apply for a car delivery drivers position and to tell them that he sent me, although there was no positions he has people on the inside So maybe kill two birds
    with the same stone

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne View Post
    I agree with Benny and Kiwi.

    They want a student, fair enough because it is probably very casual work with not a great deal of hours involved so people looking for FT work won't be interested.
    They want an amateur because they likely know what a professional will charge, and also know lots of amateurs with a DSLR and a willingness to work for peanuts exist.

    Car dealers are often cheap bastards, both when they sell you a car, and when you work for them....
    Been there and dealt with car sales people/car yards and I totally agree they will tell any lie to make a sale or to save money

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    Best of luck Dave. Hope to see some automotive shots soon. I really hope you get in. Could lead to other opportunities.
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    Quote Originally Posted by William View Post
    I see where Darren and Wayne are coming from Re: Wages, But in your case I'd go and do it , Bit of extra spending money , And get you out of the house , It's not an 8hr day and you probably would'nt have to pay tax, But I know your situation , And it is a start , Oh well thats my opinion , Still say go for it - Bill
    Thats right Bill, get the hell out of the house" even if it only pays for diesel for the weekends adventures

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    Good Luck Dave I hope it does give you a foot in and they are not just trying to get it on the cheap.
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    If its an hourly rate thats reasonable I will be happy. Thanks Keith

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    Best wishes Dave and good on you for giving it a try too.

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    We are looking at moving down your way, the last thing holding us back was the need for a little part-time employment. Thanks for the link Dave, there's now two applicants.
    Just kidding.
    Hope they understand that someone who is keen will give better results than the cheapest possible option. Good luck.
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    Yeah, all the best Duane and really hope the employment situation improves for you.
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