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Driver's license for Uber?

eilaz

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Hello!

I was considering driving for Uber Perth 'till I heard from a friend that I need a full australian license? Would Uber consider drivers who have an international license, since I've been here for nearly 2 years?
 

eilaz

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I'm under a student visa, which allows international students to drive in perth as long as it's a full license.
 

eilaz

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40 hours per fortnight, and unlimited hours during any semester break/holiday
 

Uberelitescv1

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You come here to study or cheat the gov and work?

If you cant afford to come here on student visa then dont come.

International students that wish to come here to study should have money saved up.

Dont steal our jobs.
 

Srbija

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Have some mercy, maybe the man has a huge family oversea, and learning is not the main reason he came to Australia. After 40 hours, the last of which he thinks is to sit down and learn.
 

eilaz

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Yes, international students do have money saved up to come here. But what's wrong with getting a part time job on the side? Why call it "stealing" when it's called "effort".
 

Potsy

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Yes, international students do have money saved up to come here. But what's wrong with getting a part time job on the side? Why call it "stealing" when it's called "effort".
We dont have equal rights in most other countries so why should you have equal rights in ours?
 

Uberelitescv1

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Because you are meant to contribute to our economy with the funds you already have (from mummy and daddy). Not come here and TAKE from our economy. You cant afford to come, thats not our problem.

This is exactly what happened in the taxi industry. Students who were meant to be studying getting caught using friends ID Card and driving the taxis.

Then huge cry of racism from certain race that pretty much forced DPI and Immigration officers to stop the targetted sting operations.

Those were some funny days, DPI would stop driver then immigration would check you out lol!

Day driver would be driving under fake identity and night driver would be sleeping in the boot ready to start shift at 6pm.

The fact that you even found this forum and signed up with due haste just goes to prove my point ...
 

eilaz

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So you're trying to say part-time jobs for international students are irrelevent? Then why did the government allow international students hours to work? Do you know if international students work, we have to pay taxes too? I guess not. Get your facts right.
 

haldriver

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If you work 40 her fortnight then it is legal once you get proper license. Unfortunately most aren't because they know no ones checks. Then they would do cash economy jobs as well (knew one taxi driver doing peak period taxi who also worked at BP weeknights and was landscape gardener as well as student). Had to admire them for their efforts but totally illegal (not that that seems to matter). State government turned blind eye cause they flooded market with Taxis (at $13000 pa revenue to them) and needed drivers who would work for lower than minimum wage. That was the downfall of Taxi industry for drivers and passengers as number went up but service went down.
That is why Uber is popular but now those drivers are taking over Uber as well ruining our reputation in less than a year. I am campaigning my local MP to make it a ruling that a driver must reside in WA at least a year before F or T extension can be applied for. Need local knowledge as well as GPS for this job.
Those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it.
 

eilaz

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Yeah ok well you do what you want to do. Whatever it is, having that kind of mentality whereby you think international students are "stealing" your jobs is unacceptable. It is permissable to work and working hours are given. We pay taxes if we work, so you can't exactly say we're only "TAKING" from the country.
 

Potsy

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Yeah ok well you do what you want to do. Whatever it is, having that kind of mentality whereby you think international students are "stealing" your jobs is unacceptable. It is permissable to work and working hours are given. We pay taxes if we work, so you can't exactly say we're only "TAKING" from the country.
Just because the government allows it doesnt mean its right. Especially in todays weak economy.
 

Pp23

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If you work 40 her fortnight then it is legal once you get proper license. Unfortunately most aren't because they know no ones checks. Then they would do cash economy jobs as well (knew one taxi driver doing peak period taxi who also worked at BP weeknights and was landscape gardener as well as student). Had to admire them for their efforts but totally illegal (not that that seems to matter). State government turned blind eye cause they flooded market with Taxis (at $13000 pa revenue to them) and needed drivers who would work for lower than minimum wage. That was the downfall of Taxi industry for drivers and passengers as number went up but service went down.
That is why Uber is popular but now those drivers are taking over Uber as well ruining our reputation in less than a year. I am campaigning my local MP to make it a ruling that a driver must reside in WA at least a year before F or T extension can be applied for. Need local knowledge as well as GPS for this job.
Those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it.

Yeah ok well you do what you want to do. Whatever it is, having that kind of mentality whereby you think international students are "stealing" your jobs is unacceptable. It is permissable to work and working hours are given. We pay taxes if we work, so you can't exactly say we're only "TAKING" from the country.
Just get a job at puma, caltex etc
Or orportos.
 

eilaz

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Yeah cause that's where ya'll see "international" people working, hey? Typical white mentality.
 

eilaz

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Of course. For sure. Cause who else is going to do the job right? Haha.
 
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