Originally Posted by s.tree
I think some people may have missed the point about fair wages and pay. Im currently finishing my YM soon and dont even want to start to work out how much its cost me and just this far. Should people with specialist qualifications not be entitled to a little more than the minimum wage? I know from previous experience in the diving industry that once 1 person works for nothing or very little it devalues the entire industry and employers think they can get away with not paying their staff and fair rate for the qualifications they have had to work for and spent alot of money. How much does someone on minimum wage have to pay for their training to work in a factory or in an office or where ever? I've spoke to a few people personally about this and have set a limit on what the minimum is that I will work for. It may take me a little longer to find work but in the long run it will benifit me more and anyone else looking to get into the industry by not selling myself cheap. I think this is one of the main reasons why jobs are being advertised for people with adv power rather than yacht masters. I have been told by a very good source this is because there aren't that many yacht master unemployed at the moment with the amount of work out there at the moment and the job still needs to be done so employers are having to get people with a lesser ticket in to do the job.
Just my opinion and will welcome any thoughts on such
Don't get me wrong I'm not saying you should be asking for more or less than the quoted figures, it's not my place to say. All I'm saying is that you should be getting a wage for what you do, not what you have to do to get there. That's my point.
In my job I travel a lot and stay at a lot of hotels overnight to buy the boats, I don't fancy my chances of getting the seller to cover those costs, I factor it into my margin. Different case but similar point. Your choosing to go work outside of your area so it's down to you to cover the cost to get there. By all means factor that into your required salary of that I have no problem. If whats offered is not enough Don't take the job
Your investing in your future and yes you should be getting a "specialist" wage for the enhanced job you are skilled for.
It's not even against you. I have the same feeling for all working environments. Like the members of parliament for example where I don't think they should be able to claim any allowance for having to buy/rent a home local to parliament etc. they choose to do the work so bloody well pay for yourself to live. That's what I feel anyway. If you don't want to do that don't do the job!!
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