High Overtime In Germany Not Uncommon

More than ten overtime are not uncommon in Germany works every week about 10 hours longer than the weekly working time regulated in his employment contract provides for more than one-quarter of all German workers. Thus, 25% are the employees average more than ten hours a week longer at work, contractually expected of them in Germany. This resulted in a survey of 411 participants on the Internet portal for employer reviews in May until June 2011. Another 7% of respondents in Germany said they would work overtime a week more on average at least approx. 9-10.

Add 10% come the 7-8, overtime and even 11%, that 5-6 accumulate in the average weekly work overtime. The remaining 47% is divided into workers who weekly work overtime (13%) 3-4 (16%) or 1-2 and those who have ever to wear any overtime hours (18%). In the context of the economic boom and the departure from the associated in some large companies forced short working time, this percentage of workers, is every week up to 10 overtime or more no real surprise accumulates. Depending on how the economic situation develops in the next few years and like in this context on the skills shortage will affect especially the demographic development, the survey results are expected to move in the one or the other direction.