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23-country study on workers' attitudes to work and work life

 
 
Reply Mon 14 May, 2007 02:37 pm
What really makes me wonder is the rather top listed USA, with the highest income of that list, and the low ranking of Germany.

(Headlines in the inertantional media of course focus on the leading France.)


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source: Metro


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BRITS NEAR TOP OF WORKPLACE WHINGE RATINGS WHILE IRISH
COME BOTTOM IN MAJOR NEW REPORT
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aidan
 
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Reply Mon 14 May, 2007 02:48 pm
Walter, I'm not sure there's any way you can know this, but do you think there's a typo in the study in that, specifically for the US wages, the average figure is given in pounds instead of dollars?

42,000 pounds would be almost $84,000 dollars. That's higher than any figure for average income I've ever seen referenced in the US.

edited to say that I just looked and I was thinking of median rather than average. Median income is around $43,000 dollars and while I couldn't find a recent figure on average income, I did find one from several years ago that put it at $70,000 and as all the articles I read said that the average American income has gone up, I guess the study makes sense at pounds rather than dollars.

Nevermind...
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Mon 14 May, 2007 03:12 pm
Hmm, it's average ... thus the relatively low weekly working hours (= including part time workers).
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Mon 14 May, 2007 03:44 pm
Yes, but the average salary in the United States is more like $ 38,000.

http://www.bls.gov/cew/state2002.txt
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Mon 14 May, 2007 03:54 pm
I could imagine that 'average' here reflects the average income of the interviewed - though I neither read the full survey nor do intend to buy it :wink:
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hamburger
 
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Reply Mon 14 May, 2007 04:40 pm
i'm surprised to see average hours worked for the U.S. = 39.6 and for canada = 31.9 .
the OECD stats show the U.S. = 34.9 , canada = 34.2 (divided the annual hours by 52)
(latest figures for 2002)
those discrepancies seem rather large to me .

there are all kinds of surveys isued almost on a daily basis : most happy people , most unhappy people ... and the one i picked up today (and posted under : deutsch anyone ?) "the smartest german men live in HAMBURG !!! " of course i fully agree with those statistical findings Very Happy ,
after all i worked out those average hours shown above by myself Laughing
hbg


OECD - LABOUR STATISTICS
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djjd62
 
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Reply Mon 14 May, 2007 05:31 pm
average canadian hours per week is 31.9

Shocked

i'm doing the work of two canadians, no wonder i'm always so tired

<insert sleepy smiley here>
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hamburger
 
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Reply Mon 14 May, 2007 06:31 pm
i realize that we like to take it EASY Very Happy in canada ...
but not that easy imo
hbg
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Captain Irrelevant
 
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Reply Mon 14 May, 2007 07:57 pm
When did 'whinger' become part of global parlance?
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