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Senior staff from the Department of Human Services told Senate estimates on March 2 that the average wait time to speak to a Centrelink operator is 14 minutes and 10 seconds. But this doesn’t match with most people’s experiences of calling Centrelink.

As it turns out, what’s not included in the reported wait time is probably more important than what is.

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Dear Lifehacker, I'm thinking about starting my own blog. I don't expect it to make me stinking rich, but what are the chances I can quit my day job and make a living just by blogging? I see all these success stories, but how much money can I really make?

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Dear Lifehacker, I have recently taken on a new job and began frequenting a nearby cafe. The cafe employs a lot of people from overseas and after talking with a few of them, I discovered they are being grossly underpaid, and mostly paid cash in hand. They are all in Australia on either student or sponsorship visas and are concerned that if they speak up, they will be deported from the country. Is there any way I can anonymously report the cafe to Fair Work Australia for this?

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Job interviews are extremely draining experiences, even moreso if you're shy, or if you're introverted and spend a ton of energy just putting yourself out there and trying to sell yourself proactively. There's no getting around the norms of the interview, but this graphic does offer some tips for people who find it tiresome in the first place.