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Americans Are Sharing What “Work Ethics” Are Like In Other Countries

16. All of Europe and South America.

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Should someone like Elon Musk get flack for tweeting “There are way easier places to work, but nobody ever changed the world on 40 hours a week“? If he’s not paying his employees enough, yes. But I take his point. Mostly, because I am a product of the American educational system and workforce. I beat myself up if I take even a few days off, and I do comedy. I write jokes in meme-form and hate myself if I did fewer than last week. What if I do a bad job, and some other comic horns in on my business? What if I disappoint my parents? LOL. Just kidding. I already did.

Author Adam Grant follows the changing nature of work and how being a generous boss or employee can actually being beneficial rather than treating everything like a zero-sum game. It’s not about working the hardest and longest on the loneliest road, but succeeding by helping others succeed. He wrote a book called Give And Take that outlines this approach. Rather than become a doormat for your boss and burn out forever, negotiate. If you’re a boss, give and you shall receive. Healthy, happier workers who get more vacations will be less stressed and a bigger value to your company.

17. The British make an evening of it.

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18. Meanwhile, in Japan.

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19. Europe, guilt-free!

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20. France is correct.

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21. London, England is where I’ll live after a year or two in France.

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22. Czech Republic wants none of your B.S.

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23. Spotify might deal with American workers but the Swedes want nothing to do with their schedules.

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In conclusion, be good to yourselves, be good to your employees, and you can all succeed together. Also, give women paid maternity leave.

h/t @samuel_pollen