I work in Events, and 10 days ago we could start to see the effect that this virus was having on the business. It started off with 3 events cancelling, and then 4 more, then 12 more, and in the space of 4 days we had lost 30+ events, ranging from the week after, all the way up to September.
I loved my job, and the people I worked with. They’re my closest friends and I see them as if they were my family.
The company I work for sent out a massive email on Wednesday, explaining that certain departments would be closed for the foreseeable future, and you guessed it, the Events Centre was one of those departments. Myself, and over 100+ employees had just lost our jobs, and we got nothing in the way of compensation from our company.
I’m angry, scared, and am waiting for our government to HELP. So many of us hospo workers don’t fall under the criteria to get the one off $750 payment, or Newstart. I’ve done the estimate and because my partner, thankfully, still has his job, I have to tell Centrelink about his wage and I’m only eligible for $100 a fortnight because of that.
Please help us, Scott Morrison. Look out for the guys that normally get left behind.