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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

anette has indicated that this thread is about Australia

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

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 4136 posts) 12y

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

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