Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Are you a workaholic?

Today is my first day back at work (hello, syllabus, hand-outs and new students!), so how fitting that I should come across this chart that breaks down the average work hours for men and women around the globe. Are you a workaholic, friends? What do you do? What's your favorite job you've ever had?

[HR Environmental Scan, via Flavorpill; click on the link to see the full chart]

15 comments:

The Egg said...

wow, i always thought we (US) were the over worked. guess not! does that mean no more complaining???

i'm a realtor in jackson hole and i loooove my job. i have learned that some people can be c-r-a-z-y. especially people with $$$!

Rebecca said...

My friends in Asia, specifically Singapore and Hong Kong work such long hours due to more lax labor laws. I can't imagine.

Monica | Hola!design said...

I am a bit of a workaholic! this year I made the resolution of having more fun and worry less!

Love the blog re-design!looking pretty nice!

enjoy the rest of the week!

Julia said...

I work at a scrapbook store and I love it so much! We get to design cards and scrapbook pages when we have time :) And it's such a relaxing workplace. When at work, it really matters if the people are nice and atmosphere around you is stress free. It makes such a big difference to enjoying work!

Dancing Branflake said...

I am sooo not a workaholic. I love sleep way too much haha. Have fun back at the office!

pam {simple details} said...

So glad to have found your blog, what a fun, inspiring place to visit!

Melissa Blake said...

Thanks, Monica -- i'm so happy with it!

Melissa Blake said...

Julia -- sounds so fun!! And creative!!

p.s. tiffany, sleep is gooood!

Melissa Blake said...

oh, and i survived the first day...pretty stress-free, actually! My desk is all nice and clean...we'll see if it stays that way. I'm thinking it won't! xoxo

Teresa said...

Yes, a bit ;). I'm Portuguese :)

Punctuation Mark said...

I am... that's why the job hunt is killing me because I really really want to get back to work!

Just M said...

I work A LOT. I get up at 5:30am every morning and commute into the city. I don't leave my office until atleast 6:00pm every night and then I spend an hour or so in traffic. I am also going to school for my Masters and I try to maintain some sort of social life. I'm a go-aholic as my friends say. I am always going going going.

April said...

at the moment my only job is being a college student, i'm a total workaholic at that though! gotta get all A's so i can get into medical school!

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

I work 4 10 hour days. I'm an environmental trainer. I have Friday's off. Thanks for posting this chart. This is truly interesting. I didn't know about these other countries.

http://averysweetblog.com/

Melissa Blake said...

Congrats, April -- that's awesome! xoxo

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