Fun Facts About Working Life

Read this and you might realise how good we have it here in Australia! Also some fun and interesting facts mixed in to give you an insight into how other countries operate!

  1. Monday is the most common sick day. Except in Australia! I guess we are reliable folk - until Tuesday arrives - Australia's most common sick day.
  2. Fridays are the least likely sick day. People are much happier and more likely to fulfill their duties on a Friday.
  3. If you work 40 hours a week up until 65 years, you will work just over 90,000 hours in your lifetime.
  4. Leonardo Da Vinci is credited with writing the first resume.
  5. The industrial Revolution allowed people to work longer and year-round. work was no longer dictated by seasons and natural lighting!
  6. Around the world, the working week ranges between 40-44 hours per week, but some countries have a great attitude toward work-life balance! In France the average work week is 35 hours, The Netherlands has the shortest work week in the world at 29 hours per week.
  7. Sadly in North Korea residents living and working in labour camps work over 112 hours per week!
  8. In Japan the average working week is 60-70 hours. Many Japenese drop dead at work as a result. This is known as 'Karoshi'. Every year, over 10,000 Japenese suffer from 'Karoshi'
  9. The word 'boss' is Dutch, meaning 'a master'
  10. The word 'employ' is Latin, meaning to 'enfold, involve, associate'
  11. The word 'work' means 'werg' meaning 'to do'
  12. Once an item is filed, there is a 98% chance it will never see the light of day again.
  13. The average office worker spends 50 minutes a day looking for lost files and other items. That’s almost an hour a day!
  14. McDonald's has 1.7 million employees worldwide
  15. One of the perkiest jobs going - A Netflix Viewer! Yes this is a job, analysing what viewers are after and watching content before it becomes public.
  16. One of the worst jobs in the world - Sewer Swimmer! In Mexico City, the sewer system is maintained by a group of workers who have to dive through human waste, animal corpses and rubbish to undertake repairs.