Tue, 09 Oct 2012 6:49a.m.
The re-introduction of a youth pay rate below the minimum wage is being praised by employers and slammed by unions and opposition parties.
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14/10/2012 6:37:31 p.m.
of cource the emploers are happy they can use this in tandem with the 90 day law and not have to pay anyone a decent wage man is nz screwed
12/10/2012 10:31:13 a.m.
About Time wrote:
Think from an employer’s point of view (no I don't own a company nor self-employed). Why would anyone hire a young person for the current minimum age when they could get someone with experience for that, think of all the small kiwi businesses out there just trying to make a living.
This will help create more jobs for young people giving them a START and a reference, etc. to move on to bigger and better things. We're talking mainly 16-17 years here who have little to no experience in the real world.
I started off on $5 part-time while at school in the holidays then $8 (grooming vehicles), now 26 years old and am at $34 which is not "rich" but also not where I started out. Everyone has to start somewhere, it doesn't mean you'll get stuck there unless you're lazy, blaming everyone else but yourself for not succeeding!
10/10/2012 9:02:54 p.m.
"Taking a job is a completely voluntary act". Not true. People are limited by what is available to them and in NZ the employment situation is pretty awful right now.
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