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Working hard or hardly working?

August 6, 2015No Comments
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According to statistics Spaniards work much longer hours compared with other countries around the world, but this does not reflect its productivity levels.

A study by Madrid’s Institute of Economic Studies shows that while last year Spaniards were recorded to have worked an average of 1665 hours, countries such as Germany and Netherlands were lagging at 1388 and 1380 hours respectively. However, while this may be the case, Spain were behind Germany on productivity rates by an average of 10€ per hour.

gnacio Buqueras, head of the Spanish organisation, ARHOE, told newspaper The Local that the problem lies in the Spanish culture or “presentismo” where for many workers solely being present at the office equates working. The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development has warned that this attitude needs to change in order for Spain to continue forcefully on its route to economic recovery.

Source: The Local


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