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Working Too Hard

The English are one of the hardest-working people in the world and we continue to do it with resilience, until we drop; usually with either physical or mental health problems. Such stubbornness is quintessentially English. However, in the modern world we express it in no better way than working too many hours than is good for us in the pursuit of professional martyrdom.

Daniel Jones

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We work some of the longest hours in Europe and we also think it's acceptable to work beyond these hours, without pay, as if to prove commitment to the job ... at the expense of our health, our families, lesiure time and so on. Coming in early and working beyond the end of the working day (without additional pay) is sooo British.
Neil


It is generally considered that various countries work harder than England. Most notably being the Japanese.
David


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