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Latvian entrepreneurs have the longest hours in the Baltics

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Аuthor: PantherMedia/SCANPIXCompared to their colleagues in Estonia and Lithuania, Latvian businessmen are used to working longer hours. At the same time, they devote less time to physical activities than their counterparts in Estonia, even though they are more active than Lithuanians.

The most popular physical activity among businessmen in Latvia is visiting the gym, in Estonia – long-distance skiing, in Lithuania – swimming, according to the Economy’s Pulse 2013 survey by KPMG.

Most of Baltic businessmen work 9-11 hour-long working day. 73% of Latvian businessmen have this kind of work schedule, 22% work 7-8 hours per day. 69% of Lithuanian businessmen work 9.11 hours per day. This work schedule is the same for 65% of Estonian businessmen. An equal share of Latvia’s neighbouring countries’ businessmen work 7-8 hours per day – 25%.

A similar situation was noted in the survey of 2012, which also showed that Latvian businessmen work the longest hours. 68% of Latvian businessmen work 9-11 hours per day. At the same time, 9% work even more – 12-15 hours. 55% of Estonian businessmen work 9-11 hours per day. The proportion of Lithuanian businessmen is 45%. Only 5% of businessmen in Estonia and 4% in Lithuania work 12-15 hours, according to the authors of the survey.

The survey shows that Estonian businessmen and the most active sportsmen – nearly 68% of this country’s businessmen devote 3 to 4 hours to sport activities per week (44% in Latvia and 41% in Lithuania).

Businessmen of all three countries have different preferences when it comes to their most popular sport activity. Latvians prefer visiting the gym every now and again, as well ride bicycles and gymnastics, Estonians prefer running, skiing and cycling, Lithuanians – swimming, tennis and running.

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  1. tom says:

    Oh my god….I work 16 hours a day!! everyday.

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  2. Hugo says:

    They had better work less and more efficiently.

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  3. Bono says:

    I guess the owners of Latvia metallurg work even more to rescue the firm.

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