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WHAT THE AUTHORS FOUND:

During a typical workweek, private-sector employees work about 41.4 hours. Federal workers, by contrast, put in 38.7 hours, and state and local government employees work 38.1 hours.

In a calendar year, private-sector employees work the equivalent of 3.8 more 40-hour workweeks than federal employees and 4.7 more weeks than state and local government workers.

Put another way, private employees spend around an extra month working each year compared with public employees. If the public sector worked that additional month, governments could theoretically save around $130 billion in annual labor costs without reducing services.

NOTE: Public School teachers are EXCLUDED from the full-year comparison because of their naturally shorter work year.


2 posted on 12/05/2012 9:26:39 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Considering how expensive a 30 year retirement with pension plus benefits is, public employees believe private sector employees aren’t working enough hours.


3 posted on 12/05/2012 9:32:14 AM PST by skeeter
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During a typical workweek, private-sector employees work about 41.4 hours. Federal workers, by contrast, put in 38.7 hours, and state and local government employees work 38.1 hours.

On the clock doesn't necessarily mean working. There's been a county truck with two guys in it sitting down the alley from here for more than 45 minutes. There was a county pickup truck there for about 20 minutes. (I'm guessing that was a supervisor)
4 posted on 12/05/2012 9:36:49 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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This Federal worker works through lunch, takes work home, and works on mandated classes on the weekend.

I carry a blackberry and laptop ALL the time.

When I worked in Private sector, for a large consumer products company...our work week was 38.5 hours.

I’m really tired of these articles and the required hateful freeper responses.

And yes, I’m on my lunch HALF-hour while I’m posting.


5 posted on 12/05/2012 9:37:30 AM PST by mom4melody
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NOTE: Public School teachers are EXCLUDED from the full-year comparison because of their naturally shorter work year.

Naturally, LOL.
But they think they should make as much or more than us poor suckers who work 50-60 hour weeks...........Poor babies.
Yes I know, I just don't understand :)

20 posted on 12/05/2012 11:04:37 AM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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my wife is an IT manager at a state university - she would love to put in 38 hours and so would the dozens (50+) others that work for her. Then go to the other IT people and they too work 50- 60- 70 hours a week. Do some folks at apple or samsung work longer, maybe but to label all government works with the same "work less" ID is crap.

BTW when she attends industry workshops, with IT pros, in the same job, her people produce more per person than 50- 60% of well know banks, catalog retailers etc. etc.

22 posted on 12/05/2012 11:12:01 AM PST by q_an_a (the more laws the less justice)
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Poor folks. I do like 37 hours a week, private sector. Salary can be nice when the company is smart. Get stuff done on time and go home, that’s how we work.


41 posted on 12/05/2012 2:30:11 PM PST by discostu (Not a part of anyone's well oiled machine.)
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