British workers are Europe's most miserable


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The Independent Online

Britain has won a European-wide award for grumpiness, but frankly those other nations, with their sunshine, superior sex lives and better food never stood a chance.

The results of the Impact of Depression in the Workplace in Europe Audit are in, reports the Telegraph "We are among the most likely to take time off work due to depression, and spend longer than average on sick leave - 41 days compared to the European mean of 36."

The Telegraph also quotes Emer O'Neill, chief executive of the charity Depression Alliance who believes the survey results may in fact not stem from our national constitution, "We've got much better over the last six or seven years in this country at identifying depression"