THESE ARE YOUR
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#ILostMyHospoShift

May 29, 2020

Jade

I was terminated effective immediately on 23/03/2020. I now have no money for food bills or rent.
May 29, 2020

Janelle

I have lost all shifts at work and I am now worried I won’t be able to pay bills or rent
May 29, 2020

Nitish

I work in a fine dine in restuarant and the timing of thwt restuarnt reduced from 5 to 9 only instead of 11 to 9
May 29, 2020

Lydia

My full Time job was made redundant effectively from the 23.03.2020 without any option to discuss a temporary option of made stops down. As a temporary visa holder my visa is linked to my employment contract. I am disappointed in the way my employer let down his staff without even considering another option to stood down partly of his staff.
May 29, 2020

Barry

I am an adult apprentice working in a pub, which has left me up shit creek. I was just getting by,pay rent and bills and support my unemployed wife on an apprentice’s wage. Now my apprenticeship is suspended. Centrelink won’t cover my bills.
May 29, 2020

Paula

I’m afraid because i have to pay for accommodation, food and school and without a job I won’t be able to do it
May 29, 2020

Alejandra

All my shifts were cut out due to the virus outbreak and I can’t find another job. I’m stuck at home with my bills still running.
May 29, 2020

Alison

I was a casual manager working in a bar in Melbourne cbd . I never applied for permanent residency due to being on a New Zealand partner visa which gave me full Working rights in oz . Now both my partner and I have been asked to stand down after our hospitality jobs were lost . Feel completely lost and in despair as neither of us have any financial entitlements in Australia and aren’t getting […]
May 29, 2020

Giorgio

I have been living and working in Australia under a 457 visa since 2015, my wife and I and my two children. after of government restrictions due to corona virus the restaurant I was working for has forced to closed. as a result my colleagues and I are at home without salary to date to be defined. meanwhile I must continue to pay rent, private health insurance, and public school for my two children, all […]
May 29, 2020

Sam

Because people are told to stay indoors (fair enough)… *People stupid panic buying *People self isolating *People being cautious *People afraid to go out *People have lost their jobs hence no money
May 29, 2020

Hamish

Mental health worries
May 29, 2020

Mia

Work forced to shut down and all of us lost our jobs. No income nothing
May 29, 2020

jason

just got back from holiday to no shifts and no holiday pay
May 29, 2020

Estefania

I lost my job. I haven’t found a job yet. I can’t afford the plane ticket to go back to my country. Also, my visa will be expired soon.
May 29, 2020

Palwasha

I work at tibas lebanese restaurant but dur to covid i lost my job and shifts, i am not going to work since last week and have no money
May 29, 2020

Lily

My workplace had to close and therefore all the staff got let go. As an international student I am not able to get any benefits from the government. This means I have no way of getting an income.
May 29, 2020

Haruka

I work for a small take away shop but we had to decide to close our shop for temporary until further notice.
May 29, 2020

Beatrice

All my shifts have been cancelled and the 2 places I work at is not operating either at the moment. The owner at one place did call to check up on me and offered to keep me on their books, even though I had just started with them for a month. The other, being an International company just sent us updates on Covid19, and told us to stay safe but no mention about the stimulus […]
May 29, 2020

Edwin

I have a sponsorship for 4 years. My job got lay off. I cant apply for a loan, another job (there’s none) I cant go back. I am stucked. Help
May 29, 2020

Alejandro

I work as a head chef at a hotel, and because of the current situation there was not many customers, so the owner close down the restaurant and cafe, and send the staff home stood down. In my case i dont know whats going to happen, as i have a sponsor visa, but not permanent residency yet, and i have my wife and 1 year old son as my dependants. Right now with no income.
May 29, 2020

Jacob

I am no longer employed. Lost my bartending job at a local Melbourne brewery.
May 29, 2020

Vanessa

I lost my work, because of the covid 19 the place that I was working is know closed. So now I don’t have a job, we ( 1 year old baby and my husband) Don’t have any Australian Goverment support cause we are not citizens and also we Don’t have for the moment any support from our country. We have to pay for rent, public services, Private insurance ( is a condition for the visa), […]
May 29, 2020

Suparom

I lost my shifts and no incomes. Also Im not eligible for financial help due to my visa status. As well as I have to pay my tuition beside my rent, food and bills.
May 29, 2020

Alejandro

I work as a head chef at a hotel, and because of the current situation there was not many customers, so the owner close down the restaurant and cafe, and send the staff home stood down. In my case i dont know whats going to happen, as i have a sponsor visa, but not permanent residency yet, and i have my wife and 1 year old son as my dependants. Right now with no income.
May 29, 2020

Isis

I got to Australia almost 4 months ago, been working for 3 months a half in hospitality. I managed to save some money but now I’ll have to spend it all just to survive. Nowadays there’s to much competition for the few jobs offers that I can find and it seems that if the lockdown continues and if I can’t find a job I’ll be in serious trouble cause I cannot receive economic support from […]
May 29, 2020

David

I lost my 2 jobs, I don’t have money to pay the rent and/or my studies. I came here with student visa and also I bought ticket to go back home but they’re canceled.
May 29, 2020

Eric

No more customers to eat in the restaurant in my hotel and casuals will not be given shifts anymore until this crisis goes away. Rental expense is a huge portion in my wage income and I need this. Why Government cannot ask landlord to stop collecting rents from us at the moment while we are all supporting each other???
May 29, 2020

Genevieve

I am career hospo. I have been in the industry for 12 years and built my life around it. I have created a name for myself, and a reputation of strength. I understand there is a worldwide health crisis. The governments mismanagement of this has proven yet again that many people do not see our industry as a “real job”. I have been physically spat on, and with our governments dithering and refusal to understand […]
May 29, 2020

Yuka

I used to work more than 4 times in a week at a cafe and it’s the only job which Ive had.I am on my working holiday visa so now I have no income.
May 29, 2020

Lisle

My workplace has been forced to close and I am stuck waiting for dole payments
May 29, 2020

Jacob

I don’t know how I’m going to pay my mortgage payment. From nz and not entitled to any help.
May 29, 2020

Maria

I was a part-time waitress in two different restarutants in the Brisbane CBD. Unfortunately, due to the Cov-19 crisis, I lost my 2 part-time jobs. I am an international student, I do not have any support network around me that can financially support me in this circumstance. I urgently need some financial aid so that i can afford to pay my rent and all my daily basic expenses.
May 29, 2020

Jason

I have no income, I’m not entitled to any Centrelink support as I’m a NZ citizen. Plus I also not know how I’m going to be able too pay my rent. My previous workplace has had to close.
May 29, 2020

Pets

I am not able to pay my whole fortnights rent,bills and food, and this fornight I have gone without any money for the last 8 days! I received $400 for the fortnight from centrelink, but my rent alone is $450 p/f. Emotionally, it is extremely hard to stay positive.
May 29, 2020

Louisa

Chef at a very rich elite private school school has shut
May 29, 2020

Angie

I’ve just rented a house with 3 other people and they’ve lost the jobs also… struggling to pay bills and rent and essential shopping items.
May 29, 2020

Taz

I was offered to go to be stood down on unpaid leave until we can resume operating. 3 days later my contract was terminated. Nothing had been passed onto the employees and frankly their total lack of empathy for their ‘valued’ staff is disgusting.
May 29, 2020

Sophie

I have stopped getting any shifts and the business had to close and let staff go. I have applied for many other jobs over the past 2 weeks and have not heard back from any.
May 29, 2020

Walter

No shifts no money Need a roof over my head Need power need food Stressed anxiety
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