Do Germans really have work-life balance?

It’s common to hear that Germans are great at switching off once their working hours are done, but according to a new survey, this may not be entirely true.

The survey commissioned by Novotel surveyed around 5,000 adults across Germany, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Poland to investigate their habits and working schedules. Surprisingly enough, it found that the Germans have the worst work-life balance of all four countries, with 58 percent work and only 42 percent leisure time.