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Cleaners want more pay

By GnT 5 September 2007 24

I’ve long thought the worst job in the world would be to be a cleaner. It’s a physically demanding and sometimes disgusting job, you get little respect, the hours are unsociable and to top it off you get crap pay. For all these reasons, “cleaners have marched through Civic, demanding better pay and conditions” as reported by the ABC.

Now I feel for cleaners, it’s a job I wouldn’t do for the world. However it’s a low skill job and they get paid what the market dictates. I certainly wouldn’t pay someone a fortune to clean my home when I could do the job myself. And with cleaning contractors in competition for the lowest tendor, it’s no surprise the workers feel underpaid.

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Mr Evil 4:56 pm 06 Sep 07

I blame lentils!

You should see when my 2 year old son gets stuck into the corn. It rehydrates in his gut, and turns his little arse into very nasty popcorn machine.

Absent Diane 4:47 pm 06 Sep 07

aahh i lived on corn for 2 days once – and it must be high in fibre – because my bowel movement was similar to that of a machine gun!

Makes you wonder how they build up enough pressure. Perhaps they eat nothing but corn and sultanas for 2 days, then eat nothing but baked beans and oat bran until it ‘happens’…

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