A mother in Perth has been heavily criticised online for posting a job advert offering the equivalent of $4 an hour to help her move house.
The mother of an 18-month-old posted the advert on Facebook, titling it ‘Looking for extra hands’ and noting that she was looking for either a school leaver, someone in between jobs or a housewife to help her out.
‘I’m currently in a process of moving house. I need an extra pair of hands to help me moving,’ she wrote.
A mother in Perth has been heavily criticised for offering $4 an hour to help her move house
‘This is just for LIGHT SMALL stuff. The big ones will be handled by my husband.’
She explained that she was moving house and needed help with things like transferring items from one house to the other and rearranging them, as well as other household chores such as vacuuming, doing the dishes and folding laundry.
At the end of the post she said she was offering $500 for 20 days of 9am to 3pm work – which amounts to just over $4 per hour.
The woman was offering $500 for every 20 days of work – amounting to just over $4 an hour
One Facebook user called out the woman, saying she was essentially asking for a ‘slave’
The woman wanted help with moving items as well as other household chores like vacuuming, doing the dishes and laundry
However, one Facebook user called out the woman, saying she was essentially looking for a ‘personal slave’.
In a post to the ‘Perth – Have a Whinge’ Facebook group, the user said they messaged the woman privately and told her that ‘treating people like that is totally unacceptable’.
They said that the mother then responded to their message with some ‘nasty’ comments and blocked them, meaning they was unable to respond.
The user ended their post by saying: ‘Please let me know if I’m in the wrong.’
But many in the comments on the user’s post have backed her up.
Many people supported the user’s view of the situation and questioned why someone would need more than 20 days to move house
Others joked that they earned more than a mere $4 an hour when they were children
One questioned how someone could take 20 days to move house, saying that they had ‘a ute and a trailer…bet I [could] do it in 2 days’.
Another joked that they were making more in 1983 as a 12-year-old.
‘Obviously trying to use ‘the move’ as cover for someone to be her cleaning b*tch,’ another wrote.
Daily Mail Australia has reached out to the woman who posted a screenshot of the advert for comment.
‘Trying to use ‘the move’ as cover for someone to be her cleaning b*tch’ a Facebook user wrote