Hong Kong workers rank among the unhappiest in the world, due largely to the poor people management of their bosses, a new survey has found. Psychologist Leung Kwok, a City University management expert, asked 427 workers this month to rate their bosses' most common weaknesses. Comparing his findings with similar surveys covering 17 European countries, Professor Kwok found that Hong Kong and France tied at the bottom of the job satisfaction scale with a score of 4.9 out of seven. Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Austria were at the top with 5.5 points. More than half of the Hong Kong respondents said their bosses had poor communication skills, were too emotional and partial to the point of being unfair and were beset by other defective management skills. Professor Leung's previous Hong Kong survey in April had similar results. 'The message from workers is clear: Hong Kong's managers are poor in communication, but they work hard,' he said at the annual Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management conference at the Convention and Exhibition Centre yesterday.