Today I've been working 11-6pm, which has been fun. I like working. I consider myself very lucky. Cause I got a job where I know I'll get payed the right salary that I'm entitled to. It's not payed under the table and it's a serious company.
It's easy to get taken advantage of when you're a foreigner trying to look for a job. I mean, in Sweden we basically know what the minimum wage is, how long shifts we're allowed to work, what kind of conditions etc.
When you come to another country it's harder to know what's okey and what's not okey. And a lot of employees sees that as a great opportunity to take advantage of foreigners coming to Australia looking for work.
The farmwork here is the worst though. I've heard about people getting payed belong minimum wage, not payed at all, being pushed around, yealed at, laughed at, humiliated, ripped of etc. The reason this happen even more at farms is because the farmers knows that in order for us backpackers to get a 2nd year visa we must complete 88 days of farmwork. Which means that a lot of farmers treat their workers how ever they want to cause they know we'll have no choice but to put up with it in order to get our second year visa.
Enough about that, I'm feeling lucky at least to have such a good job. Also feeling a bit extra lucky that we moved into our new place today. Loving life a little extra right now! Xx