A mother in Perth has been slammed online for posting a job advert offering the equivalent of $4 an hour to help her move house.
The mother of an 18-month-old posted the advert on Facebook, ‘Looking for extra hands’ and noting that she was looking for either a school leaver, someone in between jobs or a housewife to help her out, shares Daily Mail.
‘I’m currently in a process of moving house. I need an extra pair of hands to help me moving,’ she wrote.
‘This is just for LIGHT SMALL stuff. The big ones will be handled by my husband.’
She explained that she was moving house and needed help with things like transferring items from one house to the other and rearranging them, as well as other household chores such as vacuuming, doing the dishes and folding laundry.
At the end of the post she said she was offering $500 for 20 days of 9am to 3pm work – which amounts to just over $4 per hour. ($25 a day)
People soon called her out on the pittance pay
One person questioned how someone could take 20 days to move house, saying that they had ‘a ute and a trailer…bet I [could] do it in 2 days’.
Another joked that they were making more in 1983 as a 12-year-old.
‘Obviously trying to use ‘the move’ as cover for someone to be her cleaning b*tch,’ another wrote.
One brave Facebook user called out the woman, saying she was essentially looking for a ‘personal slave’.
In a post to the ‘Perth – Have a Whinge’ Facebook group, the user said they messaged the woman privately and told her that ‘treating people like that is totally unacceptable’.
The woman justified her offer saying it was just “pocket money” for someone.
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