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31st July 2017
This week's survey 

(These survey questions are sent in by our readers. Please spend a minute to give your answer to this week's survey as one or possibly more of your industry peers thinks this question is important and wishes to see your point of view as well as others in the industry.)  
Last week's survey results on the question of......
How much above award are you paying your staff and are you using the joinery award as your guideline for your business or an alternative award?
  • We pay signwriters based on the Building & Construction (Construction Worker Level 4 - Signwriter) award. Senior staff get paid additional allowances based on skills & experience. Salespeople, designers and admin are paid under other agreements
  • No idea and I don't really want to know. Any employee of ours is a contractor and we negotiate a rate with each individual that is satisfactory to both  parties. I do believe that that is the only way to pay employees, whether they are full time or contract. These Award rates are designed by the cursed unions and Labor governments that have created so much damage to our country via raising wages and conditions that we are probably one of the least competitive country's in the world today.and one of highest, if not the highest, when it comes to the cost of living. OK, I accept that we may have some of the safest working conditions that are enforced by law but at what cost to the country and its citizens.

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New South Wales

(Silverwater) Anapurna
(Posted 26th July 2017)
(NSW or QLD) Wanted to buy:
(Posted 24th July 2017)
(Sydney) Ricoh Pro C751 for sale
(Posted 21st June 2017)
(Auburn) Epson SureColor SC-S60600
(Posted 21st June 2017)
(Auburn) Ergosoft Pro 15 RIP Software
(Posted 21st June 2017)
(Auburn) HP Latex 360
(Posted 21st June 2017)
(Wollongong) HP Latex 330 printer,
(Posted 6th June 2017)
( Artarmon) Keencut Evolution E2 260cms
(Posted 27th May 2017)
(Penrith) Seiko W64s
(Posted 16th May 2017)
(Thornleigh ) Ideal 7228-95 EC-3
(Posted 8th May 2017)
(Thornleigh) Polar 76EM
(Posted 5th May 2017)
(Ingleburn) 2 xHP Latex 360's
(Posted 4th May 2017)
(Kellyville) Lightboxes with Letters
(Posted 27th April 2017)
(Sydney) LEF12 UV Roland Printer
(Posted 18th April 2017)
(Silverwater) Roland Soljet 740
(Posted 4th April 2017)
(Mount Druitt) DTG Viper for Sale
(Posted 4th April 2017)
(Posted 3rd April 2017)

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(South Melbourne) T-shirt Printer
(Posted 14th July 2017)
(Dandenong) Fully Automatic Laminator
(Posted 27th June 2017)
(Stawell) Mutoh Kona 1400 cutter NEW
(Posted 26th June 2017)
(Thomastown) Konica Minolta C8000
(Posted 19th June 2017)
(Bayswater North) Roland XC540MT
(Posted 31st May 2017)

(NSW or QLD) Wanted to buy:
(Posted 24th July 2017)
(Posted 17th July 2017)
(Banyo) Printer For Sale
(Posted 16th June 2017)
(Brisbane) Mimaki cjv30 130 / 160
(Posted 25th May 2017)
(Capalaba) One Arm Print bench
(Posted 2nd May 2017)
(Buderim) Printer For Sale
(Posted 18th April 2017)
South Australia

(Posted 30th June 2017)

Western Australia RE
(East Perth) Monti Antonio Model 90 Double Press (1300mm x 900mm)
(Posted 4th July 2017)
(Perth) Roland XR640 for sale
(Posted 19th June 2017)
(Perth) Keencut STEELTRAK 250
(Posted 2nd June 2017)
Northern Territory

(Darwin) FOR SALE - ROLAND VS-640
(Posted 24th July 2017)

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  New South Wales  
(Zetland) Digital Production Operator
(Posted 16th June 2017)
(Tweed Heads South) SIGNWRITER
(Posted 6th June 2017)
(Sydney) Sign Installers
(Posted 30th May 2017)
(Sydney) Sign Writer/Installer
(Posted 2nd May 2017)
(Arndell Park) Production Manager
(Posted 19th April 2017)

 South Australia

  New Zealand  

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11. "What the @#$% do you mean, we are sinking?"
-- Capt. E.J. Smith of RMS Titanic, 1912
10. "What the @#$% was that?"
-- Mayor Of Hiroshima, 1945
9. "Where did all those @#$%ing Indians come from?"
-- George Custer, 1877
"Any @#$%ing idiot could understand that."
-- Albert Einstein, 1938
7. "It does so @#$%ing look like her!"
-- Picasso, 1926
6. "How the @#$% did you work that out?"
-- Pythagoras, 126 BC
5. "You want WHAT on the @#$%ing ceiling?"
-- Michelangelo, 1566
4. "Where the @#$% are we?"
-- Amelia Earhart, 1937
3. "Scattered @#$%ing showers, my ass!"
-- Noah, 4314 BC
2. "Aw c'mon Monica. Who the @#$% is going to find out?"
-- Bill Clinton, 1998
1. "There is no @#$%ing way Trump will ever become President"
-- Hillary Clinton 2016

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