A cafe located in Broome, Western Australia, is offering would-be baristas a $92,030 annual salary.
The Good Cartel recently posted a job advert that stated they have ‘a reputation for retaining excellent staff who receive excellent pay’.
The ad offered six vacant positions for baristas and kitchen staff that included an almost six-figure pay package along with superannuation.
Baristas would have to work 47 hours over five days, including the weekend; however, if employees didn’t want to work on the weekend, they could still earn an $83,001 per year pay cheque.
Kitchen staff were also offered a similar deal with a yearly salary of $112,464, but they’d have to work 55 hour weeks, including weekends.
Owner Jack Kain said it’s been challenging to attract hospitality staff post-lockdown, which prompted him to increase pay.
“It’s a better than usual strategy now with the labour shortage, which has now fallen well and truly off the cliff,” he explained (via Perth Now).
“When you combine this with the rental shortage and all of the various Covid restrictions incoming it’s going to be challenging.”
The drive-thru takeaway venue was set to open earlier this week but delayed its opening due to shortages.
With the WA border reopening earlier this month, small business owners say there has been an overwhelming influx of tourists, meaning their previously quiet places are now booming.
However, this isn’t the first time a business has upped pay due to staff shortages amid the pandemic.
Despite the pay increase, Executive chef Corey Costelloe said he still couldn’t ‘get them to work’.
Many businesses were also offering their employees cash bonuses to provide their services.
The owner of Bondi’s Pompei pizza restaurant George Pompei said he offered would-be staff a $2,000 bonus; but applicants turned it down as they wanted to stay on JobSeeker.
Hmmmm….suddenly the $90,000 barista package doesn’t seem so outrageous.
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