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Jobs in Sydney on the beach

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1. Posted by phil767 (Budding Member 54 posts) 9y

I was wandering if there are plenty of jobs on the beach for someone with only customer service experience. I really need a job where im meeting people so i can make friends.

2. Posted by abesworld (Budding Member 48 posts) 9y

I gotta bump this thread. Anyone know how easy it is to get a job on the beach in Sydney? Anything, restaurant, shop, whatever..

3. Posted by makka (Respected Member 248 posts) 9y

aloha amigos, im in the same situation but wont be hitting sydney till Febuaryy of 2008, but allways nice to get things rolling nice and early...

i done some research into this, and as far as im aware there are plenty of bar/waiter(ess) jobs avalible in the sydney area, as to how close to the beach i wouldnt know untill im there,(some local help would be handy) ... but im sure there are plenty of beach restaurants & bars in and around the sydney area...

see you guys there!

Makka

4. Posted by cruisegirl (Respected Member 244 posts) 9y

Hey guys! 2 of us Canadian gals are planning on arriving into Syd in Feb of '08 as well. Does anyone know if it's easy to book and take the alcohol serving course? Should we book this before we leave or wait until we arrive?

5. Posted by masterblaster19 (Full Member 119 posts) 9y

you dont need to book the rsa course you can just turn up to the course. its 75 dollars. you need to do it to work in a pub or restaurant. first thing you do when you get there, is apply for a tax file number-you can do this online. as it can take up to 30 days (during which period you are taxed 48%, only marginally worse than the typical 30%, but you can claim it all back when you go home). Although im a bartender, i decided against working in bars, for the reason that you could be working till 6 in the morning, or later. which for me would mean sleeping all day, not exactly what i came to australia to do. Also, there is so much competition for bar jobs most backpacking bar tenders are actually bar managers in their own countries. i suppose you could just lie......

6. Posted by makka (Respected Member 248 posts) 9y

Quoting jennygro

you dont need to book the rsa course you can just turn up to the course. its 75 dollars. you need to do it to work in a pub or restaurant. first thing you do when you get there, is apply for a tax file number-you can do this online. as it can take up to 30 days (during which period you are taxed 48%, only marginally worse than the typical 30%, but you can claim it all back when you go home). Although im a bartender, i decided against working in bars, for the reason that you could be working till 6 in the morning, or later. which for me would mean sleeping all day, not exactly what i came to australia to do. Also, there is so much competition for bar jobs most backpacking bar tenders are actually bar managers in their own countries. i suppose you could just lie......

what a very helpfull post!!

was never aware that the going tax rate in Oz was 30% . . thats worse than the UK, our emergency tax rate is @ 22% compared to Oz's 50% .... tho in some respects if your entitled to the money back, its allmost like the gouvernment have a little savings account for you!

i can imagine the competition for barwork is immense, but working till 6am is a def no no! for me, as im hoping to be surfing as much as possible on my trip!!

Jenny may i ask what job you decided to get rather than bar work?

7. Posted by cruisegirl (Respected Member 244 posts) 9y

I had heard that the taxes were incredibly high! Well, I guess it is about the same here in Canada, about 40%....

We've heard stuff about telemarketing jobs in Aus.... they pay well and can be very temporary.... perfect for travellers!?! The working in a bar until 6am thing doesn't sound so appealing! Lol..... My friend and I are both heavily experienced in retail, so we might just aim for that (we both currently work in a surf brand clothing store here in Canada). Any other ideas for temp jobs that are easy to attain?