Hey! I wanted to tell you about bad cattle station experience. This farm, Flora Downs is located 120 km from Mt Isa to Camooweal. Family is named Jennings. I was there three days. That’s how long i lasted. The same moment i got there, other backpacker girl who worked there said to me that be careful, and don’t care about anything they say. I got there on monday 4 pm. I worked for three hours, feeding the cattle and learning things. Next day, we started at 6 am. And after we finished feeding animals, they said that now i have to do housework. Which included picking their dirty underwear from the floor and washing them. I vacuumed etc. I didn’t really had any breaks. Sure we ate some lunch, which in my case was toast. Family members ate pizza etc but i had only toast or cracked eggs, which were stores in room temperature god knows how many days. Then we started afternoon feeding. It was finished at 7 pm. After that, we ate dinner, and after 13 hours of working, i just wanted to sleep. But i had to do all the dishes. It took like an hour. And finally my day was finished at 9 pm. So i worked pretty much 15 hours, and i had maybe 45 minutes of break all together. I got paid 100$ before tax. So after tax it was 85$. Next morning i decided I couldn’t do that anymore. First night was okay, but after that, the family members started yelling at me, each other, everyone. I also got yelled for doing something like the daughter told me, and the mom didn’t think it was good way. So instead of talking to her, she decided to yell at me. They were cursing a lot, and i felt really awkward to be there from the start. After first hour of working, they started calling me stupid etc, just because they didn’t told me how to do something what I’ve never done before. It’s really hard to explain, but i felt really humiliated and worthless. They were also talking a lot of shit about other backpackers. Like the girl before me, she got bitten by their dog. They were laughing for her, that how stupid can she be, going near a dog that’s eating. What they didn’t told me, what i heard from the girl herself, was that they told her to give the dog some water. And then it attacked on her, biting her twice. She was sick because of that for three days, and they didn’t even paid her sick leave. I’ve been talking to the girl after i got out of there, and she said that there’s been a lot of backpackers, because nobody wants to be there more than two days. The moment i told them i quit, they said that i have to be there for another week or so, until they found someone to replace me. Well, after checking that and threatening them with fair work, i got out. Before i left, i asked about my wage. I worked on three days, mon 16-19, tu 6-21, wed 6-13, and then the mom laughed at me that she’ll pay me for one day because the 85$ is full days salary. I’m not sure if they do anything super illegal, but I don’t want anyone else to go through the same humiliation than i did, or what happened to the girl who was there before. They were really sarcastic, and every time you tried to ask something, they laughed and said that are you stupid. Those people are mean and they don’t respect you, they think backpackers are worthless. And they laughing at the girl who got bitten by a dog, that’s not even mean, that’s sick.