Paint mines have been a common sight on the streets of Sydney’s inner-city, and it is estimated there are as many as 20,000 of them, which are located on the city’s west and north sides.
But for the majority of them the job prospects are bleak.
And now, as part of a government initiative to end the scourge, a paint mine worker will be paid $300,000 a year.
“It’s really a joke.
It’s really just a joke,” one resident said.”
People will tell you, ‘You’re a good worker, don’t worry about it.
You’re going to be able to get a good job.'”
They say, ‘No, you’re going be a paint job.
“”You’ve got a lot of paint jobs to do.
It takes a lot to put a piece of paint on the surface of a building.
“Another resident, who wished to remain anonymous, said: “They’re all painted, and they’re all there to do a job, and you’re not.
The paint mine is a joke to a lot for people who live here.””
Another resident added: “It’s a very depressing experience.
“The paint mine is a joke to a lot for people who live here.”
There are kids and young people in the area that are struggling.
They’re really, really struggling.”‘
Paint mines are a pain in the ass’The Government said it would increase funding to the NSW Department of Housing and Community Development, and to paint mines operators, by $1.8 million, and $2 million to paint operators on the NSW Rural Infrastructure Network, by around $1 million.
In addition, $2.5 million would go to paint contractors to help them expand operations, including by installing new paint-scenting machines and installing new equipment.”
This is a pain for us as a community.
But a paint mines worker who wished not to be named said: “There’s not much to do with the work that you do. “
We want to work with the operators, but we also want to make sure that they are getting the money to pay the workers.”
But a paint mines worker who wished not to be named said: “There’s not much to do with the work that you do.
There’s nothing to do and you can’t really do anything.”
You can’t take your children out to play, and if you want to go outside to play with them, you have to buy a ticket and take them to the station.””
And it’s just a nightmare.
“We just can’t do anything about it.”
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