“In the U.S., there is this brutal workaholic streak and the Americans are much, much more politically correct. The British deal with crises with more of a sense of humor.”
Lucy Kellaway, from The Office: how to negotiate the daily minefield [reuters.com]
Everybody outside the US always tells me I am full of it when I tell them Americans work more hours and take less vacation than anyone else on average. Now here is a Brit backing me up… I think Americans boast about how much they work and how little they sleep. It’s like a badge of honor. I know I have been and am still sometimes guilty of this. I think the Spanish have life figured out and are laughing at the rest of us during their siestas.