Americans work more than any other major countries — 137 hours per year more than Japanese, 260 per year more than the UK, and 500 hours per year more than France.
A man, Joaquin Garcia, skipped work for six years and nobody noticed until he won an award for twenty years of loyal service. During the six years he quietly collected a $41,500 annual salary from his local government without showing up for work.
In 2013, a dockyard worker burned down a Nuclear Attack Submarine to go home from work early.
One in eight US workers have worked at McDonalds, among them are Jeff Bezos, Pink, and Jay Leno.
Sailors aboard submarines work 6 hour shifts so that it is easier for them to give their undivided attention to the equipment they operate during a shorter shift. The military also switched submarines from an 18-hour work day to a traditional 24-hour one, improving morale significantly.
An EPA employee told his bosses that he worked for the CIA and didn’t go to work for most of 10 years.
On New Year’s Eve 2014, 835 of 1000 police officers meant to be on duty in Rome phoned in sick.
In Japan, death by overwork is so common that they have a word for it, “Karoshi”. Some examples of karoshi are: working 110 hours a week, working 3000 hours a year with no days off in 15 years, working 4320 hours a year, and working 34 hour shifts five times a month.
Grocery cashiers in the US are seldomly given chairs to sit during work (unlike in Europe).
A study by the London School of Economics found that the place human beings feel most miserable is work.