Once again the Greens are shielded by sanctimony.
Like most people, this green executive assistant works through her lunch break. But this is the Greens?
Why isn’t someone in the Greens making sure she has plenty of time to take her entitlement?
Surely they give all their staffers their full hour, eight weeks paid annual leave, time off for extra gym sessions etc etc?
After all, it’s important for work life balance?
Or is it just mean nasty right wing employers these things apply to, but the Greens themselves have a greater and more worthy cause and are free to flog their staff with too much work?
While Holly Walker is concerned with lifting the lid on lobbyists it appears she is a poor boos.
Like many of her friends and colleagues, Gabie George spends most of her day at her desk and regularly works through her lunchbreak.
The 25-year-old executive assistant to Green MP Holly Walker is conscious of the health risks associated with office work, having bought a Swiss ball to improve her posture while sitting at her desk. But she was unaware that sitting at her desk for long periods increased the risk of deep-vein thrombosis, which she associated with flying.
“It just seems pretty unfair that instead of flying somewhere fabulous and getting deep-vein thrombosis, you just sit at your desk doing your job all your life and get deep-vein thrombosis,” she said. “I can’t really change my job to stop it.”
Ms George said she worked at her desk for eight hours a day and ate lunch there about four days a week.
She tries to go for five-minute strolls, but admits she sometimes works for extended periods in front of her computer.