An unscrupulous employer takes advantage of the highly educated:
Clearing table after table of empty beer and wine glasses in a busy bar, Ashleigh Mounser realised she was being had. The four-hour shift at the Howlin’ Wolf was pitched to her as a job try out. But there was no training, no job at the end – and no pay.
“The owner made no effort to train me in making drinks,” says Mounser. “He mostly used me to collect glasses from the tables on a busy Saturday night, which is a strange time to genuinely train someone.”
It was not the first or last time she would feel ripped off.
The University of Wollongong creative writing graduate might have obtained a degree with some value.