I just moved out of home and to Brisbane a month ago. I desperately needed a job in order to pay all of my bills and my steep rent. I got the Grill’d job within a week and had to attend a 3 hour job interview, 3 hour induction and an hour orientation before I’d even begun work. At the interview, I openly asked for the hourly rate for an 18 year old. They said it would be on the board at the end, but it was not. At my orientation, I asked again for my hourly rate (as I need to be making at least $18 an hour for an appropriate rate) and the question was dodged again. On my first day I asked a co-worker (who, crazily enough, was resigning that day) what the pay was and I was told I’d get $14.50 an hour which is WAY too low for day to day costs when living out of home. I was thrown straight on, which I liked, and had mastered two stations by the end of my first shift. The next shift, they told me I had been trained by “stupid people” and the way I did things was “stupid” so they trained me ALL over again. The outcome was the same. It was unrewarding work, especially for how low we are being paid. In the week I worked there before I looked for another job, 2 co-workers quit (3 including myself). In conclusion, I feel Grill’d wasn’t completely honest with us. For the 7 unpaid hours of prep. we had to complete before even entering the kitchen, they should have acknowledged these issues; pay this low for an adult and the fact that we are paid normal rates on Saturday and Sundays are unacceptable.
Free Burgers (I suppose)
Awful Pay + NO WEEKEND RATES