Americans Are The Most Overworked Workers In The World
By Pierre Mouchette | Bits-n-Pieces
As Americans, we work too many hours. If you do not believe this, look at the following data points that compare us to our peers worldwide.
The American Work-Life Balance
Average American Work Hours
American Paid Vacation Time & Sick Time
The Impact of Too Much Work
I’m not telling you to work fewer hours. If you genuinely love what you do and are doing it for the right reasons, you are more than entitled to spend all your waking hours plugging away.
But for many of us, more work leads to more stress and a lower quality of life. Without time to unwind, take care of your home, spend time with loved ones, enjoy your hobbies, connect with friends, and generally live a more balanced life. Stress is the #1 cause of health problems – mentally and physically. And few things stress us out consistently like work does, especially when it takes away from all the other things life offers.
Americans are the Outliers
And if all of this data tells anything, it is that we are the outliers, not the norm. Why are we the outliers?