“How’s it going mate” or “Kia Ora”…
If you are tossing up between work and travel in Australia or New Zealand and are wondering what it would be like to work in these countries, here’s some fun info to help you on making the decision.
The Aussies and the Kiwi’s have many similarities and one of them being they all enjoy a balanced work, life, family lifestyle. While both nations are known for being hard working, they both like to ensure they get in their social time and get outdoors.
New Zealander’s are well known for their ability to simply get on with the job. Finding solutions and coming up with new ideas are just some of the many traits you will find in most Kiwi’s.
A huge number of New Zealand businesses average 14 employees so it’s likely you will know most people in your office and the occasional staff lunch with the director is not uncommon.
While Australian’s are very relaxed and laid back they certainly know when to knuckle done and get the job done. Known for their hard work ethic Australia regularly pops up in the list of countries with the world’s longest working weeks. You might be familiar with the word to describe this and it’s “hard yakka”.
Whether you are working in a corporate office or with a smaller business it’s rare to find a hierarchy system. The school leaver is respected, the manage is respected and all are seen as one of the team.
Getting to work in the big cities can certainly be busy, whether you drive or catch public transport be sure to have enough time to get to your destination. However, if you enjoy a bit of morning and evening excersice you can join the growing number of Aussies and Kiwi’s who are walking and Cycling to work and creating a much greener environment!
you might find that the Kiwi’s and Aussies can show a competitive streak but be sure not to take this to heart. Some friendly competition and banter in the work place will only add fun and laughter to your day. You will be sure to make some good friends and likely enjoy a regular Friday afternoon knock off drink with them.