Are Australian Employers Becoming More Demanding?

Are Australian Employers Becoming More Demanding?

A survey of Australian workers suggests that we’re feeling increased pressure from our bosses: 84 per cent of us believe that we’re asked to do more than five years ago.

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The survey by Randstad covered 13,300 people across 32 countries (though we don't know what proportion of those were Australians). In general, the Asia-Pacific region saw a similar pattern: the same figure was 94 per cent in China, 93 per cent in Malaysia and 85 per cent in Hong Kong.

As with any survey, caution is sensible: after all, if you've been promoted in the last five years, you'd expect your job to be more demanding. Has that been your experience? Tell us in the comments.