Korea, Requires Work Overtime
According to surveys conducted in 2013,
an average South Korean works 9.9 hours a day.
On average, Koreans come to work 8:24 a.m.
and leave at 8:18 p.m.
It usually takes 45 minutes for Koreans to commute.
Taking that into account, we can say that a typical Korean worker
leaves home at 7:30 a.m. and comes back home at 9:00 p.m.
Such is the life for many Korean workers.
It is hard for them to eat dinners with their families.
South Korea achieved a rapid economic development
within just a few decades.
However, the disparity between the rich and
the poor in Korea is one of the highest among
the OECD countries. South Koreans worked very hard,
but they failed to distribute
that wealth evenly.
The only way South Koreans could overcome the imbalance of
incomes was to work hard and receive financial compensations.
These people's hard work was what propelled
South Korea's economic development.
The nightscape that you see above is a
result of these people's labors.