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Overworked Britons struggle to find time for themselves

Publié par Clifford Armion le 10/04/2010

Jo Adetunji

"As any busy parent, careerist or modern life-juggler knows, finding "me time" can be a challenge. And despite an official fall in working hours, Britons are struggling more than ever to find time for themselves, according to new research.

"Official figures show the number of working hours has fallen since the mid-1990s, with the population working 32m fewer hours a week. But the research, by One Poll, concluded we now have eight-and-a-half hours less time each week for ourselves than five years ago.

"The biggest time-guzzler was work: over 50% of people put in a full, five-day week, and almost half brought their work home. The survey, which polled 3,000 people, said 13% of Londoners spend up to 60 hours a week working - meaning a fifth of those living in the capital have just three hours of "me time" a week. Cambridge residents logged the most office hours , with 64% of people working more than 38 hours a week. In Aberystwyth this fell to around 30 hours."

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"Overworked Britons struggle to find time for themselves", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), avril 2010. Consulté le 20/10/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/overworked-britons-struggle-to-find-time-for-themselves