‘The only way to do a good job’

A new survey has revealed how many people feel they are the only people in their profession who have enough time to achieve their full potential.

Key points:Key pointsKey points:-There are about 1.5 million Australians aged 18 and over in the employment market todayThe survey found the unemployment rate among young people is double the national averageThe unemployment rate for Australians aged 25 to 34 is more than double the general populationIt shows the survey found many people were “too stressed” to do their jobs, and felt they were underpaid compared to their colleagues”I don’t want to be an employee,” said 25-year-old Daniel Hockley, from the western suburbs of Adelaide.

“If I was doing a lot of work I’d be really happy.”

“I know it’s a really big commitment, but it’s not like I have a choice.”

The unemployed are “so stressed out they have trouble sleeping, too,” said 27-year, Hannah Boon.

“We’ve got a lot on our plate, but there’s no one else we can turn to for help.”

The national unemployment rate of 18.1 per cent is twice the national rate of 6.6 per cent for the overall population.

About 1.7 million Australians have been in employment since 2010, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

“The problem is we’re all getting paid the same, so when it’s time for us to be paid, we’re too stressed out to be productive,” Mr Hockleys mother, Angela, said.

“There’s no way we can pay ourselves to do that, so we’re working at the office to pay ourselves.”

The survey also found many Australians were not satisfied with their salary, and believed they were being “stressed out” and underpaid.

“I think there’s a lot more to it than just the wages,” Ms Boon said.

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