Mining industry is booming in Western Australia. Scattered around the vast territory, mines attract potential employees with 2000-AUD-a-week pay cheques.
Higher pay and lower living costs work like a charm. Men, leaving behind their current jobs, flock there like bees to honey. Women follow, filling in the need of waitresses in country pubs.
That creates a grand shortage of employees in cities. Can't find a street corner without five "staff wanted" ads.
Today I'm standing on such a corner. It is 5.01 P.M. in Perth, capital of the region.
A horde of office workers are running away from their working places towards a train, that'll take them home, and then surfing for a few hours.
Hordes of employees escaping their office jobs, Perth, Western Australia
In each and every ones eyes, I see a message. "We don't READ MORE »