Roxy Jacenko slams Australian workers as 'lazy and entitled'

'We need to end the 9 to 5 mentality': PR queen Roxy Jacenko says young Aussies are 'lazy and entitled' and could learn from Chinese workers who never switch off The millionaire PR guru said Australia has a cultural problem of laziness   She said too many young people are unwilling to start out at the bottom  Jacenko insisted that Australians should follow Chinese work ethic 

By Charlie Moore For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 02:12 BST, 1 April 2019 | Updated: 02:14 BST, 1 April 2019

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Hard worker: Roxy Jacenko has criticised Australian workers for being 'lazy and entitled'

Hard worker: Roxy Jacenko has criticised Australian workers for being 'lazy and entitled'

Roxy Jacenko has criticised Australian workers for being 'lazy and entitled' and said the country should look to China for inspiration.

The millionaire PR guru said Australia has a cultural problem where workers preference work-life balance over success.

In an interview with Daily Mail Australia on Monday morning, she said too many people have a 'nine to five mentality' and young people in particular are unwilling to work hard. 

The 38-year-old, who founded her PR firm Sweaty Betty aged 24, has set up a new company called 18 Communications to help brands target the Chinese consumer via social media. 

Jacenko, notorious for answering emails at all hours of the day, said she was told during an interview with Business Circle magazine that she is 'like a Chinese worker.'  

'The journalist told me she has interviewed several Aussies and that so many of us have a nine-to-five mentality,' Jacenko said.

'In China they tend not to have that mentality. My emails to Chinese partners are answered instantly at all hours of the day. That's how it should be.

The PR guru and mother-of-two added: 'Work like balance is wonderful but unrealistic. If I had that all perfect then I would not be where I am today.

'I work seven days a week because I want to exceed expectations - good enough is not good enough for me.'

Jacenko, notorious for answering emails at all hours of the day, said she was told during an interview (pictured) with the Chinese section of Business Circle magazine that she is 'like a Chinese worker'

Jacenko, notorious for answering emails at all hours of the day, said she was told during an interview (pictured)

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