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Contractor that works with Wentworth Motor Inn and Curlwaa Caravan Park in the Mildura Area (Victoria & NSW).

5 Reviews for Dutchy (Peter van den Heuvel)

Anonymous

230 Reviews

Beware!

1/ 5

Nobody of us got a contract or payslips. I got my payslips months after I quit, but just after threatening him with going legal ways. Some people I worked with didn’t get paid in weeks and when they asked him for their money he always lied, saying stuff like “I transfer it tonight”. But he never did. I haven’t gotten my superannuation yet and I quit 3 months ago.
To the people who should pick figs he said they could easily do 6 boxes /hour (which would be about 18$), but that was utopian for the most people. At some days there were so few figs on the trees that a lot people just did 1 box/hour.
Dutchy would always pretend as if he really cares for the backpackers, but he actually is insincere and would tell you anything just to make a quick buck.
And he abuses his position to hit on female employees, saying inappropriate things like “I like your ass!”

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Anonymous

230 Reviews

Avoid

1/ 5

A contractor who asked us to leave half our tax form blank so he could fill it in for us, but wanted to make sure we signed the document first.

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splatcat730

1 Reviews

Despicable person

1/ 5

Makes a lot of promises but never came through on them. Countless of people never got paid or were underpaid. Never gave payslips, never paid superannuation. Acted inappropriate towards women. Avoid this man like the plague, he should not be allowed to do business of any kind in Australia.

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missjessicaforster29

1 Reviews

STAY AWAY FROM DUCHY and Mildura central backpackers

1/ 5

This ‘contractor’ also works with Tony who owns Mildura central backpackers! My advice, stay well away from both!! A group of 4 of us went over to Mildura with the idea we were staying in a hostel and ALL would be on hourly paid work (as promised if we could get there in the following 2 days) we got to the hostel for Tony to say he didn’t tell us to go there but to a ‘share house’ instead.. (we went to the address he sent us via text) we got to the share house and honestly never seen a dirtier living accommodation!! The cooker looked as if it hadn’t been cleaned in months, we opened a cupboard to find mouse droppings (friend said he saw a mouse the next day) we gave it the benefit of the doubt for the night! Got up for work (hand not been told what we needed to wear or any equipment we needed) I arrived at duchys who spent a good 15/20minutes flirting with the girls (you could tell some where quite uncomfortable) and then went off pruning for the day (duchy was quite miffed I didn’t have gloves) also got there to find out that it wasn’t actually hourly paid and was piece rate.. tried to make me sign a piece of paper without letting me read it, obviously I refused! Some people I spoke to had been there a month and hadn’t been paid yet! I could tell we had entered something that was not legitimate and we left 2 days later!!

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durchy83

1 Reviews

slave work

1/ 5

So where do I start with this topic … We came on gumtree on this ” service ”, when we asked for information at Dutchy, he said, yes it was enough work there and we would get hourly pay and the women can shed in the packing. The reality was that we were allowed to peck figs for a ridiculous $ 3 of the tray. Half the time we spent there, they had no work for us. This again was a problem because we had to live in a camping place. On top of that, we had to buy a shirt for $ 25, where fat and fat DUTCHY was on it. The instructions were anything but clear, everyone told us something different in the grapes pick. Finally we drove 800 km for free. He did not pay us $ 500 We’ve lost precious time in recent months in Australia. If you just look around the internet on ” Dutchy Backpacker Service ”, you will immediately find enough reasons and truths not to go there. Well, people, if you’re going to go there, I would not advise it. These are rogues that rip off travelers and make money on them. No matter how impressive Dutchys texts are.

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