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Fun Facts! The Working Day

Fun Facts! The Working Day

almost 8 years ago

Fun Facts


  • People that work shifts before 6am or after 6pm are happier than 9-5ers
  • We spend a year of our lives getting to and from the office (10,634 hours)
  • The average working week in the UK is 43.6 hours (compared with a European average of 40.3 and limits of just 35 in France)
  • Around 15% of siblings share an occupation
  • There are 3+ million family businesses in the UK, which generate 25% of gross domestic product.
  • Scientist fathers are almost four times more likely than average to have scientist daughters; while the sons of mothers working in law were 6.6 times more likely than average to choose the same profession.
  • Start-up businesses with two founders have a 30% greater chance of investment compared with those with just one. And they grow their customer base three times faster.
  • There are more than 300 languages spoken in London, more than in any other city in the world
  •   London Fashion Week generates over £100m of orders and over 32,000 hours of digital content watched in the UK from more than 100 countries.
  • The average office worker spends 50 minutes a day looking for lost files and other items. That’s almost an hour a day!
  • If you work 40 hours a week from age 20-65 you will work just over 90,000 hours in your lifetime.
  • Fridays are the least likely day to be sick. People are much happier and likely to go to work on Fridays.