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