The U.S. has long held the unofficial reign, among Western economies, when it comes to employees and their forgotten lunch breaks. Perceptions of overworked Americans with al-desko lunches depict a wage system resembling more free work than free will. Meanwhile, European counterparts enjoy an exquisite repast at the local café, with sparkling water and after-meal espresso to match, as soft sunrays and a gentle breeze kiss their faces and tousle their hair.
But how accurate is this comparison? TSheets surveyed 15,000 employees in 27 countries to find out.*