Because 'Straya mate!

Also for all Aussies - you already probably knew this but I am posting a post from the NZ High Commission - so don't hate on the people from across the ditch!

But landing cards are gone too!

"The Chancellor's Spring Statement to the UK Parliament: "From June 2019, citizens of the US, Canada, #NewZealand, Australia, Japan, Singapore and South Korea will be permitted to use e-gates at UK airports and at Eurostar terminals [...] landing cards will also begin to be abolished from June 2019."
 
Mate there are plenty of idiot business owners contributing to the lack of productivity. Case in point: I weld on a production line building farm equipment. The man who started and built the company handed it off to his son, who has nothing but an MBA and the conviction that he's a brilliant businessman, at the end of last year and production is dropping off a cliff due to chronic failures in organisation and supply. We're currently three weeks behind schedule with our orders - unheard of - and, while I'm routinely wasting at least fifteen hours a week keeping myself busy and waiting for the parts I need to complete my job I'm also being called in for ten hours a week overtime to rush things through when they do turn up. Meanwhile, golden boy is walking around talking urgently into his phone, insisting that all suggestions from the shop floor to management be of a positive nature, and talking grandly of concepts and strategies.

I do understand that there are some real dropkicks out there but trust me when I say that there are some real fcuking clowns at your end of the business too.

Edit: The last thing any sensible farmer wants is a bloody useless dole bludger turning up to "work" on the farm, if they're going out of business it's for other reasons than that!

*realised he closed ARRSE too soon*

Same here. Couple of grandfathers started this company, now in the hands of the three grandsons. The CEO is never here and doesn't want anything to do with the place, he's too busy running his familys real estate business, the middle son has zero responsibilty and gets paid handsomely for it, he just turns up for the coffee van at 10AM then is gone about 1PM, the youngest son fucked up whatever job he had here, yet was still able to buy a gym and have a decent house on Sydneys coast before burning his brain out on drugs that he stole phones from work to pay for. This company is suffering but they won't be affected if it goes under as they still have their families real estate business to fall back on.

My dad died when I was 14 and I had to look after my mum and two siblings. Really boils my piss when people have these opportunities handed to them, then piss them away. It's really infuriates me when they openly piss opportunities away yet still have a better living standard than I do.

Just because you are armed with an MBA but no experience doesn't mean shit. Our financial manager worked in a finance a long time before getting his MBA. Since he's had the financial background, he knows how to balance between the two aspects.

Our CEO has got an MBA and fuck all else.
 
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Just because you are armed with an MBA but no experience doesn't mean shit. Our financial manager worked in a finance a long time before getting his MBA. Since he's had the financial background, he knows how to balance between the two aspects.

Our CEO has got an MBA and **** all else.
Most MBAs are complete wankers. And I say this even if my dad has an MBA and I actually wanted to get one and then realized it's not going to do much more for me, common sense wise.
 
Most MBAs are complete *******. And I say this even if my dad has an MBA and I actually wanted to get one and then realized it's not going to do much more for me, common sense wise.
Oi, I’ve got an MBA. I think they have a place; it’s darned hard to gain experience across the full range of business activities when you’re working on your day job in your own little niche in a business. An MBA should give that insight.

Problem is many people come out of an MBA program with an inflated sense of self worth. It’s a bit like giving a man a uniform and watching him try to order others around. There’s rarely a day goes by when I don’t dip into something Iearnt on my course.

On the subject of Australian productivity, many Australian business are handed down and many Australian investors inherited their money or got it from real estate. They think they know about business because they ran a trucking business inherited from their father.

The only reason Australia is productive is because the mines are now largely automated. No dump truck drivers going slow and taking smoko breaks and more.
 
Oi, I’ve got an MBA. I think they have a place; it’s darned hard to gain experience across the full range of business activities when you’re working on your day job in your own little niche in a business. An MBA should give that insight.

Problem is many people come out of an MBA program with an inflated sense of self worth. It’s a bit like giving a man a uniform and watching him try to order others around. There’s rarely a day goes by when I don’t dip into something Iearnt on my course.

On the subject of Australian productivity, many Australian business are handed down and many Australian investors inherited their money or got it from real estate. They think they know about business because they ran a trucking business inherited from their father.

The only reason Australia is productive is because the mines are now largely automated. No dump truck drivers going slow and taking smoko breaks and more.
I've got no problem if someone actually worked in an industry for a while before getting their MBA. It gives them the best of both worlds.

As redshift said, most MBA's are wankers, mainly because they're college grads with no real life work experience, but think they can easily managed any industry they get into. Like my CEO. They mostly do things the same way too, cut all support to make mega short term bucks then piss off with a golden parachute before the company dies.
 
I've got no problem if someone actually worked in an industry for a while before getting their MBA. It gives them the best of both worlds.

As redshift said, most MBA's are *******, mainly because they're college grads with no real life work experience, but think they can easily managed any industry they get into. Like my CEO. They mostly do things the same way too, cut all support to make mega short term bucks then piss off with a golden parachute before the company dies.
I always thought the time to do an MBA was mid to late 30s when you’ve actually got something to contribute to the class. Far too many do it mid to late 20s when they’ve got nothing to contribute. It doesn’t help that most business schools are now infested with Indian tutors who’ve followed an academic career and haven’t run a welk stall either.
 
Oi, I’ve got an MBA. I think they have a place; it’s darned hard to gain experience across the full range of business activities when you’re working on your day job in your own little niche in a business. An MBA should give that insight.

Problem is many people come out of an MBA program with an inflated sense of self worth. It’s a bit like giving a man a uniform and watching him try to order others around. There’s rarely a day goes by when I don’t dip into something Iearnt on my course.

On the subject of Australian productivity, many Australian business are handed down and many Australian investors inherited their money or got it from real estate. They think they know about business because they ran a trucking business inherited from their father.

The only reason Australia is productive is because the mines are now largely automated. No dump truck drivers going slow and taking smoko breaks and more.
Up until maybe 5 years ago teams of skilled men and speciallised machine operators travelled to all the cotton growing areas of australia,pilotsto arial exfoliate the cotton plants , picker operators to pick the cotton and separate and grade the seeds for oil or next seasons crop, the boll buggy drivers who feed the module builders,the roustabouts who rope and tarp the 20 ton modules of cotton, last but not least the specialised crawler truck owners who invest 100,s of thousands of dollars in these purpose built purelyfor cotton module transport, all these jobs are gone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! now groups of farmers get together and buy one machine which picks sorts and bails the cotton, and up to 7 more of these machines on the same 1000 sq hektare paddock,which imitate every move the single humanoperator makes, its brilliant to experience personally , but my heart goes out to the cotton workers and families who have no future on the land
 
I work for the NSW government.

5 years ago when I came over it was quite calm - funding was given we managed it and made sure that what was funded was done by the end of the year.

Now its monthly reports to the CEO and then to the minister on anything and everything.

$5000 grants to councils now are tracked and any little variations (if it costs a few hundred dollers or a few hundred less etc) have to be reported on a large form and gets discussed at a high level and reported to the minister.

In some cases its costing more in man hours to report and discuss changes to cost and scope than it actually costs in cost and scope. Since this process takes months it also adds uncertainty and more costs.

But hey the minister is informed of a minor project in the back of buggery buggery NSW
 
Up until maybe 5 years ago teams of skilled men and speciallised machine operators travelled to all the cotton growing areas of australia,pilotsto arial exfoliate the cotton plants , picker operators to pick the cotton and separate and grade the seeds for oil or next seasons crop, the boll buggy drivers who feed the module builders,the roustabouts who rope and tarp the 20 ton modules of cotton, last but not least the specialised crawler truck owners who invest 100,s of thousands of dollars in these purpose built purelyfor cotton module transport, all these jobs are gone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! now groups of farmers get together and buy one machine which picks sorts and bails the cotton, and up to 7 more of these machines on the same 1000 sq hektare paddock,which imitate every move the single humanoperator makes, its brilliant to experience personally , but my heart goes out to the cotton workers and families who have no future on the land

Well thats a wall of words.
 
I work for the NSW government.

5 years ago when I came over it was quite calm - funding was given we managed it and made sure that what was funded was done by the end of the year.

Now its monthly reports to the CEO and then to the minister on anything and everything.

$5000 grants to councils now are tracked and any little variations (if it costs a few hundred dollers or a few hundred less etc) have to be reported on a large form and gets discussed at a high level and reported to the minister.

In some cases its costing more in man hours to report and discuss changes to cost and scope than it actually costs in cost and scope. Since this process takes months it also adds uncertainty and more costs.

But hey the minister is informed of a minor project in the back of buggery buggery NSW
I live in one of the amalgamated council areas (Central Coast) where the state government forced a merger on rate payers. The amount of money wasted on rebranding is staggering. Signs that no one reads ripped down and replaced with a new logo. Mail shots, adverts etc etc doing PR for something we have no choice about.

And don’t get me started on the new vehicle fleet or the new waste contract.
 
I live in one of the amalgamated council areas (Central Coast) where the state government forced a merger on rate payers. The amount of money wasted on rebranding is staggering. Signs that no one reads ripped down and replaced with a new logo. Mail shots, adverts etc etc doing PR for something we have no choice about.

And don’t get me started on the new vehicle fleet or the new waste contract.
I'd care apart from the size of some council areas (by population) is mad. Try comparing the population of a Sydney council to a regional council they are out of wack.

The new amalgimated councils should look at why they were amalgimated instead of complaining, often its because they were not generating money or not doing their job properly.

I was amazed some of our smaller councils didnt get amalgamated but then I look into it they have RMCC contracts (looking after state roads) constantly apply for grants and getting them etc and I see that they keep their heads up.

The others were always wailing they get nothing when they didnt try.'There is a shed load of cash out there if councils just applied.

That they have to rebrand quickly is probably a requirement and state government would have paid for.
 
I'd care apart from the size of some council areas (by population) is mad. Try comparing the population of a Sydney council to a regional council they are out of wack.

The new amalgimated councils should look at why they were amalgimated instead of complaining, often its because they were not generating money or not doing their job properly.

I was amazed some of our smaller councils didnt get amalgamated but then I look into it they have RMCC contracts (looking after state roads) constantly apply for grants and getting them etc and I see that they keep their heads up.

The others were always wailing they get nothing when they didnt try.'There is a shed load of cash out there if councils just applied.

That they have to rebrand quickly is probably a requirement and state government would have paid for.
No, the state government didn’t pay for anything. The taxpayer did. Neither councils nor governments generate money; they suck it out of productive economies.

Advertising and promoting councils or governments is a criminal waste of taxpayers money.
 
No, the state government didn’t pay for anything. The taxpayer did. Neither councils nor governments generate money; they suck it out of productive economies
Careful, there. Someone might read that, miss the nuance, and fail to realise all of the necessary investment made by councils and governments.

After all, outside the fantasyland inhabited by the more swivel-eyed libertarians, the private sector wouldn't be able to trade or pay tax if they didn't have a transport infrastructure to get their supplies in and goods out; an education infrastructure that provided workers who could read, write, and do arithmetic; a health infrastructure that kept your workforce alive if they get ill; or uniformed services who prevent the bloke in the next house thieving it, and the blokes in the next country invading it.

So yes, the public sector doesn't actually sell stuff, but if run sensibly it's a net producer (compared to the alternative, certainly).
 

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