Most employees are only allowed one hour of lunch break per day. We all know that an hour is not a lot.
Lunch Break: We always take advantage of this and somehow manage to eat our meals, do our midday groceries and take a short cigarette break before heading back to our offices.
The Spaniards rest from 2 to 5 p.m.
The Greeks take advantage of their time for lunch, their biggest meal of the day.
Factory workers in China are allowed to take naps.
It is for this reason that we can only sit back and cry when we learn that a few counties have more generous lunch breaks, say three hours. THREE HOURS. Imagine the refreshing naps we can take after lunch!
So, if you are tired of the usual hour-long lunch break, you need to find work in these countries:
Spain – 3 hours
You probably know the famous Spanish siesta. This is not a joke. In Spain, companies typically take a break between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., leaving them around three hours of extra work before they leave for the day.
How do they go about it, you ask? Well, in Spain people usually dine late, around 10pm. In addition, the weather outside starts to get hot from 2 p.m. which affects the productivity of the employees, who can therefore use the downtime to rest as well.
Greece – 3 hours
Unlike the Spaniards who use the break time to rest, the Greeks use it for eating. You see, lunch is the biggest meal of the day for most Greeks, and they’re not the type to rush to finish their meal just to get back to work. After eating at home, they take a nap around 2 p.m., then return to work at 5 p.m.
China – 2 hours
Those who work in China eat and nap between noon and 2 p.m. Employers believe in electric naps and therefore allow workers to take 30-minute naps.
France – 2 hours
In France, retailers generally close between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. This period is considered the universal time for lunch break for working adults and schoolchildren.
According to a survey published in the French digital publication thelocal.fr, 43% of workers in France spend more than 45 minutes at lunch each day.
Brazil – 2 hour lunch break
Brazilian workers are smart when it comes to managing their workdays. They usually have meetings outside the office at 10:30 or 11:00 a.m. and then take a two-hour lunch break. As in Spain, Brazilian workers have very late dinners, which allows them to work later.