An American woman who recently moved to Australia lists everything she loves about her new home country, including labor laws and “old” cars.
Eli Winters, who now lives on the Gold Coast, said she was amazed that Australia had a liveable minimum wage, as well as paid holidays and sick leave.
She also noted that there is no “stigma” around buying older cars, saying people “celebrate” a lot rather than viewing a 15-year-old vehicle as “low class”.
Eli said there are a number of differences between the US and Australia that could “scare Americans”, the most significant being labor laws.
“The fact that minimum wage is livable, the fact that you make more money if you work weekends, overtime or late nights,” she explained on a TikTok. clip.
American expat Eli Winters (pictured) has explained why she loves living in Australia. She said she was shocked to find that full-time employees received a living wage and sick and vacation time.
“America pays overtime, but not on weekends, but it’s just not the same as here.”
The expat was shocked to find that full-time employees, regardless of their position in the company, are entitled to paid vacation and sick days.
“If you were a full-time employee at a retail store or at the local grocer…you would get four weeks of paid vacation,” she said.
“In America, some people work their whole lives and I don’t think they take that much paid leave, it’s tragic.”
Another thing about Australia that surprised Eli was the number of older cars on the roads.
“If you had to live in a van, having an old guy who’s around 15-20 years old is just normal, but I feel like in America there’s more of a cultural stigma around it,” he said. she declared.
“You don’t really find that many old cars or if you do it’s considered low class or something when I think about the rest of the world it’s like you got a good deal and it ‘was more celebrated.’
Eli said she “loves” living in the West Indies and called on Australians to help her stay in the country: “If anyone is looking for a wife so I can stay here forever, I’m very single.”
Eli said she “loves” living in the Netherlands and appealed to the Australian guys to help her stay in the country.
“In other words, if anyone is looking for a wife so I can stay here forever, I’m very single,” she joked.
The American’s video has racked up more than 1.4 million views and many Australians in the comments loved her steamy shots.
“We love our old cars because of their character and design,” said one viewer.
“And grievance pay, long service leave, double pay once in 38 hours, laundry allowance, superannuation and compulsory breaks,” pointed out a second.
“If I lived anywhere other than the United States. That would be Australia,” someone added.
Some disagreed that Australia’s minimum wage was sustainable in recent years due to the “insane” cost of living, but admitted it was better than in the United States.
Eli’s plea for an Australian husband even caught the attention of some male viewers.
“Hope you find a husband, we’d be happy to call you Australian,” one user said.
“Is there an application process? » asked another.
“You seem to like old cars and want to work. Ok, sold, when is the wedding?’ laughed a third.