German working culture

The BBC came up with an interesting piece about German working culture.

German working culture expressions

Germany’s economy is very strong, yet German workers take more days off than those of any other country in Europe.  So it seems all to be about a good work-life balance.

Joseph Pearson’s analysis of popular words used in German workplaces like “Mahlzeit” or “Feierabendbier”  gives a good insight in how a healthy balance between work and play can be very effective to the outcome of a national economy.

What are your experiences with working in Germany?

Has your company a tradition in common lunch breaks or even Feierabendbiere with colleagues? What other typical working place expressions do you know? Would you say that German workers match the stereotype of hardworking robots?

Picture by Glenn Euloth , CC BY-NC-ND 2.0


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