10 Jun Happiness and work (hours)
Long hours mean less happiness – Overworked labour force has potential to affect Thailand’s overall standard of living
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) report, “Working Time around the World”, released this week, ranks Thais third among the most overworked people in the world, with 46.7 per cent of workers putting in more than 48 hours per week. As if this were not bad enough, the report, which compares working times in more than 50 countries with emphasis on developing and “transition” countries, also points out that the minimum legal entitlement for an annual holiday – at 10 days or less – is also among Asia’s lowest.
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