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Coasting : Issue 2 2009
It’s a living Taking care of Occupation: Bulk kerbside collection operator Name: Greg Hawker Age: 41 Suburb: Tumbi Umbi BUSINESS What does your occupation involve? Driving one of our six bulk kerbside collection vehicles to different areas each day, then loading bulk waste into the truck either by hand or with the crane for large items. What fi rst attracted you to the job? I like the physical aspect of it. What training/preparation is required? All of our drivers have to have earned a Blue Card, it proves we are qualifi ed to drive the trucks and operate the machinery safely. Crane operators also have to be separately trained to do this safely. Best part of the gig: Being outdoors. Worst part of the gig: When people don’t put their waste out the right way, or put heavy items a long way from the kerbside – where the crane can’t reach them. The rain is also a pain. Most interesting day on the job so far: Norah Head Lighthouse is always fun, seeing wombats and other animals in the bush. What salary can a new-starter expect in this job? We don’t have trainees operating this type of equipment. What do you hope to be doing for work in 10 years? Nothing! 11 SWIMWEAR TOGS & TANS Boutique The Coast’s Best Range of Swimsuits Open 7 days for personal service • Seafolly • Jantzen • Palazzi and many more! Separates, one pieces & Accessories, sizes 8 - 26, A to F cup fi ttings & mastectomy suits. Located at 60 The Entrance Rd, The Entrance 4334 4818
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