Survey shows tyranny of work over hong kong's workaholic workers Yet more confirmation of Hong Kong's workaholic ways is contained in a survey just released by the Community Business organisation and the University of Hong Kong. According to the researchers, we toil an average of 51 hours a week. Sixty-one per cent of us work overtime each week and 70 per cent devote less than two hours a day to strictly personal pursuits. What is more tragic, perhaps, is that 76 per cent of us are unhappy in our work. Our fear of disappointing the boss is deeply ingrained, which may explain why so many white-collar employees identify with the movie The Devil Wears Prada, in which Meryl Streep (below) plays the boss from hell. Among the biggest reasons for being late getting home, says the survey, are the fear of being the first to leave the office (13.9 per cent) or of leaving before the boss (12 per cent). No wonder many of us can't eat dinner before 9pm. The five-day work week may help a bit. So may flexible working hours. But the challenge for firms still lies in 'introducing policies and initiatives that enable their employees to give their best while recognising their needs as individuals - to achieve an appropriate balance between their professional and personal lives,' the survey concludes. shanghai surprise for disney people Hong Kong Disneyland managing director Bill Ernest led his management team to Shanghai for their first off-site meeting this week. Apart from reviewing the success of initiatives such as the theme park's recent Golden Week Halloween promotion - as one visitor commented: 'Halloween at Disneyland feels like [being in] a ghost town' - we understand that the team plans to visit the proposed site of Shanghai Disneyland, for which the company has been awaiting government approval for several years. Banking in a dream market How good is business for HSBC in India? Yesterday, one of Lai See's colleagues met the bank's India country head, Naina Lal Kidwai (right), who was in Hong Kong for the Asian chief executives gathering. HSBC, which has invested US$1 billion in the country with the second-largest population in the world, doubled its Indian pretax profit to US$215 million in the first half. Even so, the lender expects more fast growth in the pipeline. 'I can't give a forward-looking statement,' said Mrs Kidwai. 'But even if we do nothing, we are in an economy where most banks are growing at between 15 per cent and 50 per cent per year.' Smartone dials up imagination SmarTone Telecommunications is unashamedly courting the pornography-by-phone market. The company has invited 300 guests - users of its adults-only 18 Plus service - to a Bikini Dancing Queen competition tomorrow night in a Lan Kwai Fong disco. The last time it did something similar was two years ago, and the occasion then was a T-back queen competition. Art marks abn amro's 100th To celebrate its 100th anniversary, ABN Amro is sponsoring an exhibition of 3,000 paintings by primary and secondary school students at Exchange Square. Jeroen Drost, the Dutch bank's chief executive for Asia, said he was delighted that his own two sons had their work in the exhibition. 'I won't tell you which ones, but if you see two beautiful paintings out there, they're mine,' said Mr Drost.