When the news was announced that Mexicans work longer days than anyone else in the world, many people here were too busy to notice.
“Really?” Marcelo Barrales said, “the longest?”
Mexicans work an average of ten hours a day, paid and unpaid labor, even though the country is far from the world’s poorest. Belgians work the least number of hours a day, at seven. It can be argued that these long hours stem in part from the inefficiency of labor in Mexico, but still this should put to rest the cliched notion that in Mexico the work ethic is weak.