By Virginia Zaffiri, Dealer – Crown Melbourne
I work all weekends, I work public holidays, I work birthdays, I work Christmas, Easter and everything in between.
And yet I can’t go full-time and my shifts are actually diminishing – and that’s a huge slap in the face.
Now Crown is cutting back my shifts to the point where I can’t pay my rent. It’s less than I ever got during my first year, which was under my trainee-ship.
I’m not the only one with this issue. My partner has the same issue so it’s a double hit for us. And I’ve spoken to plenty of others who feel the same way.
All we want is a process that will allow us to go full-time if we want.
There’s supposed to be a list so that you can put your name down to move to full time, but this list is non-existent.
So I really have no way of knowing how to go full-time.
Now we want transparency. We want to know our name is on a list and we’re getting closer and closer to getting to the top of the list – but there’s no way now for us to see that.
We want to see that progress.
That’s what I want out of our next agreement. That’s what so many of us want.
You should support us, even if you’re lucky enough to be working full-time at the moment. Because what’s happening to me could happen to anyone.