$66,400 (Sixty Six Thousand and Four Hundred Dollars)
This is the minimum cost under the current award of a pub Driveway Attendant. ("Driveway Attendant" is the groovy new official name for what is known in the vernacular as a "Bottleshop Boy")
Bottleshop Boy is the most unskilled & low paid job in a pub.
Bar staff cost more.
Does anyone think I am doing anything but looking over the staff roster with a beady eye?
Does anyone think that this sort of minimum cost for unskilled labour (usually the job is filled by lads who've just left school) is not going to lead to some serious introspection on Sunday & late trading?
No wonder half the restaurants in the nation were unable to pay the new penalty rates, and instead closed for the whole week over Easter.
The new "Fair Work" Act is not going to lead to unskilled & shift workers being paid more, it is going to lead to those who need it most not having a casual or other job.
Oh, and the country will be a wasteland of closed shopfronts after 5pm, and on weekends.