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Some Hardest Working Countries of the World!   [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2012-2-28 13:34:41 |Display all floors
8. New Zealand
Average Hours Worked: 8.18

New Zealand may not be famed for its work ethic, but it actually ranks quite high. Unpaid work in New Zealand accounts for 43 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), the third highest in the OECD after Australia (46 percent) and Portugal (53 percent). Along with Israel, Iceland and Turkey, New Zealand is one of only four OECD countries with a fertility rate at 2.14 children per woman, sufficient to replace the population in the coming generation.
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9. USA
Average Hours Worked: 8.16

According to the OECD the U.S. is only ranked ninth among the hardest working nations. However, at $31,000, the U.S. has the second – highest average household income after taxes and benefits in the OECD, after Luxembourg. But U.S. income is distributed relatively unequally, with both the fourth – highest rate of income inequality and relative poverty (17.3 percent of people are poor compared to an OECD average of 11.1 percent) in the OECD. People in the U.S. have a life expectancy of 77.9 years, lower than the OECD average of 79.3 years, despite having the highest public and private spending on health at 16 percent of GDP, considerably higher than the OECD average of 9 percent.
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10. Slovenia
Average Hours Worked: 8.15

Slovenia rounds out the top 10 in terms of average hours worked among the population of OECD member states, possibly as a result of the fact that Slovenians do three hours and 51 minutes of unpaid work each day, 24 minutes more than the OECD average. Slovenia also has the lowest income inequality in OECD and the ninth – lowest relative income poverty rate at 7.8 percent of its population. Slovenia registered a big fall in infant mortality in the last generation and has the second lowest rate in the OECD of 2.1 per 1,000 live births, just after Luxembourg. But the country is rated in the highest third of the OECD for perceived corruption and the lowest third for confidence in national institutions.
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Post time 2012-2-28 15:50:12 |Display all floors
I guess I'm a mexican then.

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Post time 2012-2-28 17:44:42 |Display all floors
The question should not be how many hours people spend in their office - it'd be more intersting to see how much work they actually get done during that time.

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Post time 2012-2-28 19:00:13 |Display all floors
Kbay Post time: 2012-2-28 17:56
Nah, I don't believe it!

Many of my mates who work in HK's HSBC put in an average of at least 10 ho ...

You say it's just all coming from outside preassure?
Got a case from Adidas.
Herzogenaurich had sent several requests then warnings to HK Offices employees to stop excessive overtime work and appropriatly care about their private lives, before they finally called in the power company to pull the plug when the HK staff was still working after 0000 HKtime leaving them no choice but to finally follow the request of the German Headquarters not to exploit themselves.
The excessively hard work practice was coming from the local HKers all by themselves, not asked for from outside.
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Post time 2012-2-29 13:47:29 |Display all floors
china range 7? i donnot believe it !

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