19 February 2013
Bogan Fan Club - Card Carrying Clients
We received the following message from the Executive Director of
a Mining Company and thought we'd share it with you.
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Thanks for your interesting Dump Run
suggestion in the last edition of the Rock On Newsletter. I can't
say I'm a big fan of stationary, but I think your article also
touched on an even bigger issue that our industry faces. I've
noticed that we've been invaded by charlatans that have no respect
for the values of our trade. True, some of our values are tricky to
understand; some examples are: get the ute bogged in the bush, pay
a carton; Miss a flight, pay a carton; indulge in some wet mess
biffo, have a permanent holiday. I know there are countless
More importantly our industry has
developed a general sense of fairness and integrity that most
people in our game have grown to understand.
But alas, there are a new generation
of punks that have invaded our industry that fail to grasp our
sense of fairness, values and integrity. In my experience, these
groups are usually service providers which of course includes your
favourite group; Recruitment Companies.
I remember years ago there was a
fairly small group of companies that specialised in mining
recruitment, usually run by guys and girls who had been in the game
themselves and appreciated the values of the industry. But
encouraged by the boom times of 2005 - 2007, every two-bit Johnny
thought he could get into the mining recruitment game and make a
fast buck. You know who these companies are - and they're ripping
us off, pulling a big fat fee for piss poor service. Worse some of
them are using unscrupulous tactics to generate that fee (trust me
people - check your T&C's). I can only imagine what they're
doing to the poor punters who get sucked into applying for their
jobs. Us mining people must be mugs for letting them get away with
it for so long.
But the time is now! Time to tell
those fly-by-nighters to get their hands dirty or piss off. Go out
in the bush and learn some mining industry values, maybe even learn
what some of us do! Get some time up, work hard and pay a few
In the meantime… Dump 'em! The time
for recruitment company rip-offs is over.
Thank you for everyone who has shown their support. I shall
continue in my quest.