Most Americans spend more time on the job than they do on anything else.
- The average employee spends more than 2/3 of his or her day at work or on work-related activities. That’s more time than they spend sleeping or raising children.
- Americans work an average of nearly one month more per year now than in 1970.
- In 1960, only 20 percent of mothers worked. Today, in 70 percent of American households all adults work.
America vs. the world:
- Americans work 137 more hours per year than Japanese workers
- 260 more hours per year than British workers
- 499 more hours per year than French workers
- Average productivity for American workers has increased 400% since 1950
- In every country included except Canada and Japan (and the U.S., which averages 13 days/per year), workers get at least 20 paid vacation days. In France and Finland, they get 30 – an entire month off, paid, every year.
So it matters what you do… doesn’t it? Because Americans work so much….