working hours

Life, Love & The Pursuit Of Happiness

I’ve been researching for the final draft of the twelfth Bryant & May novel, and this question arose. Which countries work the longest hours? Does the amount you work relate to happiness? The South Koreans put in the most work-time, with a massive annual total of 2,193 hours, followed by Chile at 2,068. In Europe the […]

Hard Work Never Killed Anyone

My brother tells a story about a guy he knew who died in his company car park leaving his retirement ceremony, and always laughs at the end. Hard work is fetishized as a good thing. Doctors say that when patients suffer stress they’ve learned not to ask ‘Are you working hard at the moment?’ because […]