DON’T DISCRIMINATE, I PUT HAPPINESS AHEAD OF MONEY, MY PARENTS ARE MY CAREER ADVISORS 20th, November 2008 – A national survey of more than 2,000 Australians aged 13 to 18 years has revealed that the spirit of egalitarianism runs deep with Australian teenagers who consider the absence of workplace discrimination as the second only to happiness on the job when it comes to selecting their future employer.
The findings are part of an annual Careers survey of 2,273 Australians aged 13 to 18 years released today by Habbo (www.habbo.com.au), the preferred online playground for Australian teenagers with almost a third of Australian teens as regular users. Almost half (47%) of the teen respondents said “career enjoyment” was their primary goal, with 40% selecting the absence of discrimination based on race, gender or sexuality was vital in their choice of employer.
“Earning a lot of money” ranked a distant third – with only 16% of respondents indicating that this is important in their choice of employer or career. The ability to work their way to the top of a company received a favourable response by only 13% of respondents, and “having a positive impact on an issue that affects all Australians” was nominated as important by 9% of teens surveyed. The full announcement can be found here.