This country is the hardest working in the world
Nope, it's not the US. These workers push themselves for a fraction of the pay that Americans receive.
Mexico took the No. 1 spot on CNNMoney's list of the 10 hardest-working countries in the world.
Mexico falls behind others when it comes to educating its residents: Only a third of adults ages 25 to 64 have graduated from high school. And while 78% of the men in Mexico are employed, only 43% of the women have paying jobs, CNNMoney reports.
A typical Mexican employee works 519 more hours every year than the average American. That's about 2,317 hours they're clocking every year, for an average annual wage of $9,885.
The U.S. made it to the list as well, but only as high as No. 7. Four out of five American employees work 35 hours or more a week, CNNMoney reports. The U.S. industry with the longest hours is the mining and logging business, where workers put in an average of 44 hours a week.
Here are the other countries on the list of the hardest working:
2. Chile. Average annual hours worked: 2,102. Average annual wage: $15,820.
3. Korea. Average annual hours worked: 2,092. Average annual wage: $35,406.
4. Estonia. Average annual hours worked: 2,021. Average annual wage: $17,323.
5. Russian Federation. Average annual hours worked: 2,002. Average annual wage: $15,286.
6. Poland. Average annual hours worked: 1,893. Average annual wage: $20,069.
7. United States. Average annual hours worked: 1,798. Average annual wage: $54,450.
8. Hungary. Average annual hours worked: 1,797. Average annual wage: $19,437.
9. Japan. Average annual hours worked: 1,765. Average annual wage: $35,143.
10. Slovak Republic. Average annual hours worked: 1,749. Average annual wage: $19,068.
But what are the avearge costs of Mexican housing, transportation, foodstuffs, etc.?
Simply comparing wage levels with no regard for cost-of-living levels doesn't even pass the middle-school homework assignment requirement.
Can you tell me where I can work those hrs. and make that salary.
Average annual hours worked: 1,798. Average annual wage: $54,450.
''BS''- - ONE MORE INNACURATE GOVERNMENT REPORT! ! ! Here's the real deal- - the ''GOV'' has NO idea how much people work because they are tracking what the IRS stats say. What do you think is going to happen as employers drop people to 30 or 35 hours- -- - because of OBAMACARE''- - - you think those people are going to sit on their thumbs and not try to pick up a few hours - - - ''OFF THE BOOKS'' ! ! That's right - - government morons- - -people will do whatever they need to to make it ! It's a ''cottage industry'' in the USA- - working full time or part time off the GRID! ! ! No taxes. no hassle from Washington bureaucrats- - -who haven't a clue! Want to bring in a ton of $ $ $ into the government coffers - - get rid of the IRS and come up with a Fair Tax- - on everything except food! Then you will find out how hard people are working! ! ! Of course that will NEVER HAPPEN- - - - the 30,000 pages of the TAX CODE bought and paid for those sitting in Congress Today! ! ! ''QUESTIONS! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
During the recession from 1990-1991 I had read similar propaganda pieces by all the major news sources. What followed were the NAFTA/GATT agreements which were sold to the American people to revive the economy. In reality these agreements allowed corporate America to start outsourcing millions of jobs which created the " Giant sucking sound " Ross Perot warned us about. Expect, in the future, more free trade agreements by our bought and paid for politicians which will further lower the standard of the remaining middle class in America which should bring us in line with Chile. This was the whole goal in the first place and they are almost there.
Where are the jobs that should come from advanced American technology?
Where is the American vision of our new century? Transportation and education could already be benefiting our nation if we simply invested. Yet we let phony theatrical politics WASTE our futures.
Americans could very easily be the biggest sheeple that have EVER walked the face of this earth. Especially our new dysfunctional republicans.
Who comes up with these fantasy figures? What a bunch of crap saying the average worker in the US earns $1,361.25 weekly to come up with $54,450 annually. Isn't there a reality check done before these Mickey Mouse reports go public. Just look at the classifieds or simply ask around this is so outrageously inflated it is insulting to so many Americans struggling to survive. Americans have been struggling for years with an employer’s market squeezing the life of its disposable employees. Meanwhile American jobs were lost because of mediocre imports from China and other countries. The economy of so many corrupted financial dealings either by Lobbyist with the House or the wasteful funds given to foreign governments where the intended use never reached its true destination. You have the House raising their salaries yet leaving Americans in poverty levels with the minimum wage equivalent almost to the price of 1 gallon of gasoline. The rest of the world shouts and the white suits are all ears making a spectacle of help but remain deaf to the many American citizens and their children going to sleep hungry here at home. Truth, honor and fairness have been annihilated by lies and corruption everywhere. I am sick of it and pray divine intervention will stop this infamy of justice so a metamorphosis changes this world into a safe and peacefully caring place for all.
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