Working hours? October 19, 2016Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
measure precisely how much more Americans work than Europeans do overall. The answer: the average person in Europe works 19 per cent less than the average person in the United States. That’s about 258 fewer hours per year, or about an hour less each weekday. Another way to look at it: US workers put in almost 25 per cent more hours than Europeans.
Fair enough, but note the phrasing here:
Americans are addicted to their jobs. US workers not only put in more hours than workers do almost anywhere else. They’re also increasingly retiring later and taking fewer vacation days.
I wonder though is ‘addicted’ the right word. Factor in ‘at will’ contracts, lack of unions, instability, an impoverished safety net and perhaps “fearful about losing” might be a more applicable term to place in the sentence ‘Americans are… their jobs’.