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Old 11-18-2008, 04:54 PM   #1
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hey guys!
well, i'm going to melbourne on february for about three months, so i figure i'm gonna have to get a job. I'm worried that it wont be easy to get one coz i figure summertime is going to be almost over by then, and there's just not going that many jobs left??? (that's just what i think, i dunno...) besides i won't have a working visa, so I dont know if anyone would hire me... I was also wondering about the pay, like do they pay by the hour? and how much? (approx). This will be my first time travelling by myself without any kind of academic arrangements, so I'm a bit concerned but very very veeeeeeeeeeery excited. thanx!!!!!
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What sort of work are you looking to do?
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I worked in Melbourne for a few months. I worked under the table. I found the job posted on my hostels bulletin board. I called and got work the next day. It was looong hours..16 hours days. I think i was making about $13 an hour. I worked at the convention centre for a big discount sale that travels around australia. Not sure if they still do it. But hostel boards are fairly handy or you can ask around at cafes and see if they will hire you. If you get stuck I'm sure you can fruit pick in the farming region around melbourne. BTW Greenhouse backpackers in melbourne is a sweet hostel. I cleaned hostel rooms there for free accomodation. Work 3 hours of work to save $26! Have fun.
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