Monday, February 25, 2013

Why not a Thousand?

Perusing the newspapers (as one does) the eye was caught by yet another of those articles expounding on the evils of the restaurant industry, and how restaurants/cafes are underpaying staff, blah blah blah.

The article was accompanied by the usual photo of an indignant looking former employee standing with arms folded in front of an allegedly offending premises.

Knowing the complexity of the industrial awards, and that most restaurant operators have a choice:...
  • Run the restaurant, or
  • Devote themself full time to interpreting and applying the award.
..Mine Host is of the belief that were the industrial awards simplified, there would be much less confusion.

Try this one for size:

The payscale section of the industrial award  or instrument (not my terminology) that applies to the Wayside Tavern has 962 pay rates, yes Nine-Hundred-and-Sixty-Two.

(First published by Mine Host in comments at Prick With a Fork.)


MickfromVic said...

Can you imagine an Australia where a Government actually simplifies running a business? I know hope isn't a strategy, but how good would it be if Tony Abbott ended up being such a reformer?

I'm lucky as a small trader - I'm small enough to fall through the net on most things. You, on the other hand, had better be making a motzer for this aggravation to be worth it.

Kudos Mine Host - you are one of the good guys!

mojo said...

Should be 9 or 10, max.

3 for wait staff
3/4 for bar/kitchen staff
3 for managerials.

Do you have contract cleaners?

Sackerson said...

Unbelievable. Surely there's some computer program that disentangles this nonsense and tells you what check to cut for who?

BTW, MH, did you get my email re republishing another article on WV?

Best wishes,