• Someone who works nights is almost twice as likely to have an accident than someone who works during the day.
  • The average worker in America receives 201 email, paper, and phone messages ”per day.
  • Once an item is filed away, there is a 98% chance it will never be seen again.


  • The average worker spends at least 50 minutes a day looking for lost items and files.
  • For every 1,470 resumes received, an employer will hire just one person.
  • Before the Pregnancy Discrimination Act in 1978, American women could get fired from a job for being pregnant.
  • In Russia, women cannot work as truckers, ship captains, and at least 456 other jobs. The government deems them “too dangerous” for women.
  • In China, women are barred from being miners because, according to the Chinese government, women cannot carry heavy loads or escape quickly in the case of an accident.
  • In France, women are prohibited from any job that involves carrying loads heavier than 55 lbs. Women also cannot transport more than 99 lbs in a wheelbarrow.
  • Most countries celebrate Labor Day or Worker’s Day on May 1st, except for the United States and Canada.
  • Breathing toner particles from photocopiers and printers is as bad for the lungs as smoking and can irritate eyes, nose, and lungs.
  • Twenty-four percent of commuters say that when they are stuck in traffic, they think “deep” thoughts.