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    Holden: Last vehicle rolls off production line as Australian car manufacturing ends..
    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-2...-today/9061854

    Australia manufacturing is losing their competitiveness due to the small pool of population (small domestic market) and higher wages. The car manufacturers couldn’t rely on domestic sales for survival but they couldn’t export their way out of trouble either. Other big names like Ford, Mitsubishi, Toyota have all shut down their plants in Australia.....

    Here are some interesting comments from the locals.

    " This has been going on since mid 80's under LABOUR when they reduced tariffs on cars, clothing, footwear & electrical. All the name of 'free trade'. The final nail was FTO with japan, south korea and china. Employment is more casualised, wage growth is flat. Generations of aussie will never have home owenership. Jobs are being automated, online or offshore. !! "

    " Is Australia a developed country? No car industry, no electronics industry, no advanced ship building industry (submarines are designed and built by French), no aviation industry, no space industry, no power generation equipment industry, no petrol refinery industry "



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    Quote Originally Posted by opulant View Post

    " Is Australia a developed country? No car industry, no electronics industry, no advanced ship building industry (submarines are designed and built by French), no aviation industry, no space industry, no power generation equipment industry, no petrol refinery industry "



    We have several of those industries but we are still Third World.
    " In the land of the blind the one-eyed-jack is king."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henry T View Post
    We have several of those industries but we are still Third World.
    Read somewhere, the Holden Union try to be very smart fighting for A$40 per hour for cleaners only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jan tomaswaki View Post
    Read somewhere, the Holden Union try to be very smart fighting for A$40 per hour for cleaners only.
    Last Sunday, I asked a cleaner to clean my shoe cabinet after she finished her work.

    I specifically requested she must clean one rack at a time, put the shoes/shoe boxes back to the same place before cleaning another rack. She took around 40 minutes to complete her job.

    I paid her RM50 for a job well done...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jan tomaswaki View Post
    Read somewhere, the Holden Union try to be very smart fighting for A$40 per hour for cleaners only.
    My friend is a Pharmacist & she only get AUD38 per hour

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    Over here rates/charges have steadily risen to be more reflective of market prices. Some suppliers have started charging delivery fee if orders are below a certain sum.

    Being spoilt by paying low rates/charges in the past people will naturally complaint. Better get use to it. It is now the era of free trade. The Gomen cannot legislate against market forces anymore and yet be business friendly to attract investors.
    " In the land of the blind the one-eyed-jack is king."

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    Nowadays business giant would ask dealers to buy their supplies in bulk in order to get discount otherwise dealership gone. Example air condition dealers make only RM50 per unit excluding installation.

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    in Melb, a house cleaner gets AUD40 per hour...
    in luv with bikes...in lust with AphroditeS AWAS! Suspek is an Avid procurer to myths, lies, legends, folklores, i-ching, rumors, misinformation, cakap-ayam, spɹoʍ uʍop ǝpısdn puɐ˙˙DLL .
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    AUD40 per hour as cleaner !!

    That's why some of those inggerish-speaking "neither-here-nor-there" from here wanna go there and hopefully one day they will be adopted by down under, nevermind if they have to clean the toilets, mow the lawn or drive uber for 12 hours non-stop just to earn a living. These "neither-here-nor-there" are so proud that they are now living in a developed country with high income..

    Just like the foreign labours here who brag to their countrymen that they are living in a place more advance than their birthplace without revealing they are just the cheap labour for the locals in their current new place....

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    Quote Originally Posted by opulant View Post
    AUD40 per hour as cleaner !!

    That's why some of those inggerish-speaking "neither-here-nor-there" from here wanna go there and hopefully one day they will be adopted by down under, nevermind if they have to clean the toilets, mow the lawn or drive uber for 12 hours non-stop just to earn a living. These "neither-here-nor-there" are so proud that they are now living in a developed country with high income..

    Just like the foreign labours here who brag to their countrymen that they are living in a place more advance than their birthplace without revealing they are just the cheap labour for the locals in their current new place....
    Aiya...I am not surprised if these cleaners are actually locals cleaning any houses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naka View Post
    Aiya...I am not surprised if these cleaners are actually locals cleaning any houses.
    Greek, sub cont indian, middle eastern, China 99% ladies... and betcha some smell worst that the houses they clean! *gulp* BTW, The good ones are those with police clearance and testimonials...
    in luv with bikes...in lust with AphroditeS AWAS! Suspek is an Avid procurer to myths, lies, legends, folklores, i-ching, rumors, misinformation, cakap-ayam, spɹoʍ uʍop ǝpısdn puɐ˙˙DLL .
    p/s Take all the above with a XL salted duck egg, wash down with 2fingers of sodium hypochoride, and suck on to a pebble size tmn negara Rock salt

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    Quote Originally Posted by tupai View Post
    Greek, sub cont indian, middle eastern, China 99% ladies... and betcha some smell worst that the houses they clean! *gulp* BTW, The good ones are those with police clearance and testimonials...
    That is quite comprehensive. inclusive of smell tests.

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    All these smells are miles behind the freaking smell of the sub-saharan walking carcass ...

    These walking carcasses are commonly found if you take a middle-eastern flight to europe and transit via abu dabi, doha, dubai, and apanama !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by opulant View Post
    All these smells are miles behind the freaking smell of the sub-saharan walking carcass ...

    These walking carcasses are commonly found if you take a middle-eastern flight to europe and transit via abu dabi, doha, dubai, and apanama !!
    The walking carcasses Probably rank ass to ass with the summer maddening herd (esp the smelley & heavily perfumed arabs) in a crowded red bus in London...the worst part is that the bloody Brit buses are not airconditioned and with closed windows, the fetid stench of sweat and shit freely waft thru the the hot & airless bus...*URGGGGGGG* lemme outta here
    in luv with bikes...in lust with AphroditeS AWAS! Suspek is an Avid procurer to myths, lies, legends, folklores, i-ching, rumors, misinformation, cakap-ayam, spɹoʍ uʍop ǝpısdn puɐ˙˙DLL .
    p/s Take all the above with a XL salted duck egg, wash down with 2fingers of sodium hypochoride, and suck on to a pebble size tmn negara Rock salt

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    Quote Originally Posted by opulant View Post
    AUD40 per hour as cleaner !!

    That's why some of those inggerish-speaking "neither-here-nor-there" from here wanna go there and hopefully one day they will be adopted by down under, nevermind if they have to clean the toilets, mow the lawn or drive uber for 12 hours non-stop just to earn a living. These "neither-here-nor-there" are so proud that they are now living in a developed country with high income..

    Just like the foreign labours here who brag to their countrymen that they are living in a place more advance than their birthplace without revealing they are just the cheap labour for the locals in their current new place....

    What a load of rubbish. Please go talk to people who have migrated there instead of shiok sendiri. I think you hallucinate a lot or growing to be a grumpy old man.

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