WEB Notes: It is no secret today’s society is all work and little play, at least for those who actually work. If you continue reading the article at the source they state in 2015 the average American worker put in 1,811 hours annually. That peasant from the 13th century only put in 1,620 hours. Think about that. Then all of you who work a straight 40, that amounts to 2,080 hours annually. I would love to see another article comparing taxes.