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Going down under is not that perfect after all?????

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1. Posted by anette (Budding Member 4 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Today I read something on the Internet that shocked me! I read that taking the trip to "Down Under" with a working holiday visum was not a good idea. It stood that many people were treated like dirt, got the worst thinking jobs and had a miserble time there.. Well, I thought to myself, maybe these persons didn`t do anything to acieve the good jobs?! There was one boy who had searched for a job in several months, and after a long time a little burgershop hired him. He only got 6 AUD an hour and he had to work 60 hours a week. I would really like to hear some opinions here? Are there somebody here who has been to Australia with a working holiday visum? Or are there any aussies here who can speek on the behalf of the Austrlian people and say what they think about backpackers with a working holiday visum? I will not believe what the newspaper on the Internet wrote, going on this trip is my biggest dream....

2. Posted by Kristo (Full Member 58 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I would have to agree maybe some people are taken advantage of in these situations - But I have to say this happens all over the world - Not just Australia. I'm an Australian working abroad too - And I do believe that many Aussies are taken advantage of and paid really bad money in several countries overseas.
While you're on a working Visa I think its up to you personally what you get out of it. If you put in the hard work to find a good job - then you will reap the rewards.

3. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4138 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I am not sure how the working holiday visa works, but what I do no is that if you get a job in Australia, you are likely to be treated quite well and not taken advantage of.

If I worked with someone from Norway I would find that person quite interesting.

Forget the newspapers; you just go and find your own way and have a great time.

4. Posted by anette (Budding Member 4 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Thanks a lot, I really appreciate that you are taking the time to answer me:)