Interview with Dr Libby Sander, Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour, Bond University. Dee Dee wonders if the statistics are a reflection of the fact that there is a lack of full-time work opportunities in Australia. Sander says most people work two jobs because they're only able to get contractual or part-time work as what The Age has reported. She says most professionals work two jobs likely because they would want to start a business or pursue some of their passion. Sander says the days of regular jobs are gone which some people find very difficult but there are also other people who find that type of arrangement to be a perfect fit for what they're looking for in a job. She says in some cases, workers are the ones setting the agenda so they can have a schedule that suits their lifestyle, however, there are actually people who don't have a choice and would rather have regular full-time jobs. Sander says if people would want to work full time at part-time jobs it doesn't give them much time to enjoy life. She says people with part-time jobs have flexibility in terms of their schedules but the negative side is that people doing full-time work at part-time jobs will be too tired to do other things.
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Dr Libby Sander, Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour, Bond University