Why Irish workers are smiling

Apr 27 2004 by Brian Amble Print This Article

A study of 20,000 workers across the EU has found that Irish workers, are the most relaxed in the European Union with the Greeks the most stressed out.

Italy and France are the second and third most stressed nations with workers almost twice as likely to complain about their stress levels than those in Ireland and Britain.

But give that Ireland has one of the longest working-hours cultures in Europe, the authors of the study, which appears in the journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine, believe that people in the British Isles may be less inclined to complain about their work than those from more ‘highly strung’ cultures.

The Times | Irish workers are least stressed in Europe