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Member since 09 May 2008
Member from Palmerston North
A certain Pizza outlet has been paying a 16 year old on average only $4.50 per hour, now that's daylight robbery!!
Member since 04 Oct 2007
Member from Te Awamutu
plus he had to suppy his own car and pay for petrol out of that.
Member since 23 Nov 2009
Member from Stratford
How did that work? Can you give me the links please?
Google NZ Herald, the story is on the front page online.
I think the 4.50 per hour on average was after petrol costs were taken out.
These fast food outlets need to be looked at as to what they are paying these kids.
Sounds like a rip off to me.
But the 16-year-old was surprised when a colleague told him he would receive only $5.50 a delivery, using his own car and petrol. He had no written contract.Over the time he worked there it averaged out at $4.50 an hour.
Member since 26 Nov 2006
Member from Dobson
Would it even be legal to employ a 16 yr old as a delivery driver? Aren't there restrictions on licenses about driving after a certain time? And at what stage does the requirement for having a fully licensed driver beside you come off?
I have a solo mother living next door to me...her 13 yr old son gets $7.00 per hour for holding a sign up advertising Domino's pizza....dont know how many hours he does.
Interesting isn't it?
So youth rates are still not low enough for one business? A proper legal employment agreement is too much trouble?
What about the health and safety aspects? A very young man out on his own in his car delivering pizza to strangers' homes?
I hope the book is thrown at whoever is responsible. I will not be holding my breath.
Member since 29 Feb 2008
Member from Christchurch CBD
Crikey GUPS has bin deserted fer nearl FOURS HOURS !!!
I gotta excuse footy's on
but all yous other people with nuffin to do , where the hell are ya ?
Member since 28 Oct 2006
Watching a DVD of the last night of the Proms, and playing long distance Scrabble with my daughter, who is beating me - the wretch! She should show a bit of respect and let me win.
Gups ? RIP
No one been on anywhere on any thread fo HOURS AND HOURS
I am here, Ocker, but I lead such a quiet life I have nothing to report. Um, topic of the day, we missed you at morning tea! Um, no mail today so no Listener. Um, I did the Press cryptic this morning, but my daughter is still beating me at Scrabble.
So what's news with you? C'mon, do tell!
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