Brits Working Longer Days

UK employees put in 41.4 hours a week, up from 40.7 in 2006
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Sep 3, 2008 7:07 PM CDT
Average working hours in some European countries are falling, while they increase in hardworking Great Britain.   (Shutter stock)
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(Newser) – Britons are among the hardest working Europeans, with only Romanians and Bulgarians working longer than the 41.4 hours our former colonizers put in at the office weekly. That's 2 more hours than the average European, the Telegraph reports, and it's up from 40.7 hours in 2006. Workers in the UK are also taking fewer holidays and putting in more unpaid overtime than others.