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Why are Southern Europeans lazy ? ?

The Spanish have something called the siesta where they lounge around for hours. They don’t like to work. The Italians demand their government give more free time and less work. 

I lived in the UK, the Brits and other Northern Europeans are more hard working than them. They have a better work ethic. 

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  • 2 months ago
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    Perhaps it's their culture, perhaps it's genetic, maybe it's their Arab/African heritage... but whatever the case is,  there ain't a thing that can be done about it.

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  • Zirp
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    2 months ago

    If work were divided fairly, we'd all do 20-25 hours a week.

    Siestas make perfect sense when afternoons have temperatures of 30 or 40 degrees celsius

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  • Tangi
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    2 months ago

    The siesta is popular in Spain because they work long hours and often have several jobs. People need some time to rest, particularly when it's hot.

    Working non-stop from 9 to 6 isn't good work ethic. It's maintaining the illusion of hard work so the boss who exploits your work feels like you're a good product.

    But in reality, you're less efficient when you're tired or stressed. Having the possibility to rest and take some time for yourself greatly increases your productivity.

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  • 2 months ago

    I also lived in the UK for a while, obviously a lot more recent than you have as the work ethic you praise has long since vanished, the fat lazy blobs that claim benefits from the state take lazy to a whole new level. 

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  • 2 months ago

    Sounds like a cultural thing than a general thing. And btw, having siestas and demanding that the government give you more free time and less work doesn't make you lazy

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