(HIST30060) Disaster Payment: "Getting Payed to Study"

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(HIST30060) Disaster Payment: "Getting Payed to Study"

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HIST30060. The COVID-19 Disaster Payment, given to workers unable to earn income due to COVID-19 state or territory health order, was given to construction workers during the two-week construction shutdown in Victoria. Traffic control in the construction sector has been my casual job alongside university for the past three years. The recent construction shutdown, however, allowed me to receive the $750 a week from the Disaster Payment without working at all. My housemates and I called this “getting paid to study”. This was especially true in the lead up to exams were we spent the majority of time at home with very little excuse to do anything other than “hit the books”.

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This item was submitted on October 28, 2021 by Jaidyn Johns using the form “Share Your Story” on the site “A Journal of the Plague Year”:

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