04 September 2012

Are South Africans working hard?

We asked our readers to give their views on whether South Africans are hard working.


We asked our readers to give their views on whether South Africans are hard working? Following that great response our users sent in more opinions. This is what they had to say:

Concerned nephew - My Uncle is such an amazing hard worker I have never heard or seen since I was born. He works 12hrs a day and only has 2 leave days in a month.

Mortan du Preez - I have worked in the knowledge based industry for most of my working life.  My observation there is that most people are hard working, lots of overtime without pay.  A further observation is that non-unionised workers work harder than unionised.The rise of the West, particularly the USA, in terms of country wealth is strongly based in White Anglo Saxon Protestantism’s work ethic.  The decline in adherence to Christian values in the West appears to be the cause of the decline in western economic strength.

Mpumelelo Mpho Zaze - I have Chinese colleagues all these years I always thought they were the most hard working nation apparently they do so because they are forced to do so by the government and there is a serious lack of common knowledge apart from being damn lazy.

What do you think? How hard do you see the people around you working? Mail us at community@ or comment below.

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