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「服務他人是你住地球應該付出的租金。」– 穆罕默德‧阿里 (拳擊手)
"Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth." -- Muhammad Ali, Boxer
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禮貌問候

Good morning, Dave! How are you?

熱情回應

I'm great! How about yourself?

用細節帶出主題

Not bad. I went out for dinner and a movie last night.

友善追問

Sounds fun! Where did you go? / What did you watch?

回應要有重點

I went to a new Italian restaurant nearby. They cook an awesome seafood pizza!

 

 


 

 

Working hours per week

澳洲的每週工時:不加班,就是不加班

The standard working week is 38 hours. Typical office jobs are 9am – 5pm, and generally speaking, employees and employers alike stick closely to these hours. In Australia, if you're still in the office after sunset, people will be shocked that you're working so late and demand you go home! Despite a similar number of working hours a week in Taiwan's labor law, can you imagine leaving the office consistently at 5pm?

With how the world is changing though, working hours in many jobs don't fit this mold. But you shouldn't be working more than that and if you do, you'll likely be compensated because employees' rights are heavily protected under Australian law.

 

 

Employee entitlement

勞工權益:每年20天的帶薪年假

The minimum wage in Australia is AU$18.29 (NT$400) per hour. Of course, most jobs will attract a much higher rate! Expect to earn 2.5-3 times more for the same job in Taiwan. Any hours worked after 38 hours is considered overtime and entreats a higher hourly wage; however, different industries have different laws regarding what and how this is defined.

Your employer also contributes 9.5% of your base salary into a superannuation, or retirement, fund. Being a foreign worker, the full amount gets paid back to you once you permanently leave Australia, which is a nice bonus to take back home!

As a full-time worker, everyone is entitled to 20 days of paid annual leave every year, which is extremely generous compared to Taiwan's 7 days. The leave is accrued and you start accumulating annual leave from the first day you start work, rather than getting part of it at 6 and 12 months after starting employment. Part-time employees are entitled to half. Casual workers get paid by the hour and receive superannuation but aren't entitled to annual leave; however, they do receive 25% more in hourly wages as compensation.

  


本文收錄於英語島English Island 2018年4月號 

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