Is Your Work Style More American or European?

Steven Miller

How many vacation days did you use last year?

How long of a lunch break do you usually take?

How many hours a week do you work?

What time do you usually get home from work?

Which activity sounds most appealing for after your work day?

How much TV do you watch?

Do you ever take a nap in the middle of the day?

How balanced is your work/home life?

When was the last time you took a mental health day off from work?

Which part of your life consumes the most energy?

How tired are you right now?

How many cups of coffee do you require to get going each day?

When was the last time you totally lost your cool?

Do you sometimes feel like you're just a cog in a machine?

What's the longest you've gone without taking a day off from work?

How much time do you spend daydreaming at work?

How much walking do you do each day?

When was the last time you rode a bicycle?

How long is your commute to work?

How do you feel about your boss?

Do you have trouble falling asleep at night?

Which description best fits your usual lunch?

How often do you hang out with your coworkers outside of work?

When was the last time you had a nightmare about work?

How appreciated do you feel at work?

How is your healthcare?

How many days have you taken off work for health reasons and gotten paid in the past year?

When was the last time you thought about quitting your job?

How much time do you waste at work?

How regularly do you look with disappointment at the clock during the day?

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About This Quiz

When we Americans go to work each day, we all have certain expectations of how it is going to go, how hard we will work, when we will get lunch or breaks, how many hours we work in a day, how many days we work in a week. All of it is pretty much the same when it comes to how we think it is going to go. But in Europe, the whole situation is quite a bit different, regarding how the average work day and work week go.

Is it an odd thing for you to work from home? Do you work on Saturdays? Is it odd to you to think of working less than 40 hours a week and still be working full time?  What do you think of the concept of flex time? Do you eat your lunch at your desk, or do you do it outside of the office? Or actually, let's take that a bit farther - do you eat a huge lunch outside of the office, or even at your construction job, then go home and take a huge nap? Now you're talking! 

Take this quiz and see whether your work style is more like an American or a European. Just don't do it while you are supposed to be working.

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