A new report has revealed that young adults around the world put in mammoth shifts at work. Often portrayed as being unproductive and lazy, most millennials actually struggle to work less than 40 hours every week. Globally, nearly three quarters of them work over 40 hours with almost a quarter putting in a 50 hour shift on a weekly basis.
Millennials put in the longest hours in Asia, with young people in India spending the most time at the office. A young adult aged between 18 and 34 will work an average of 52 hours every week in India while in China, Mexico and Singapore, an average shift amounts to an intense 48 hours. Millennials in Japan and the United States are in the middle of the pack, with their working week coming to an average of 45 hours. Australia and the United Kingdom are closer to a standard working week with their shifts coming to 41 hours on average.