Full-time working Americans spend, on average, 41 hours on the clock per week. A third of them work over 45 hours, and one-in-eight over 55.
In the industrial age, the idea of working between 40–55 hours per week sounded like pure delusion. We all learned about the backbreaking, dangerous, alienating working conditions of the late 1800s and early 1900s. Don’t be fooled. We still exist to serve someone else, and our very livelihoods are under threat each minute we take our being in the world for granted.