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The Irish are Happy Workers

6 August 2007 | Ireland | No Responses by paul savage.

An interesting recent report by FDS International (, a London market research company has some surprising and some not so surprising results about employee satisfaction levels. It says that the French workers are the biggest complainers in the world (quelle suprise, let’s think of all those strikes). Then, the next most disgruntled workers were from Britain, Sweden, the US and Australia. The study found that workers in the Netherlands had the fewest complaints, followed by workers in Thailand and Ireland (amazing but true). Workers in Japan, who have the worst morale, work more hours than most, were among those who complained the least.


The study, entitled “What Workers Want, A Worldwide Study of Attitudes to Work and Work-Life Balance”, interview more than 14,000 employees in 23 countries about such issues as pay levels, average working hours, and work-life balance. The full 28 page report can be seen here. So are you happy with your work in Ireland (or further afield) ?

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