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November 8, 2010

How Hard Do You Work?

Everyone works at some point in life. Some more than others, some less. The infographic below by Good Magazine vividly displays statistics revolving around data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Most of the numbers seem reasonable but I was surprised by the percent of work at home.



How much of that work was truly work? Quality work where we are suppose to be doing what we were paid to do instead of extraneous activities. I had to chuckle at this one as most of the details in the next infographic is probably true (unfortunately for employers). What causes slacking? Day dreaming, summer heat, or perhaps just a dire need of vacation?



Effects that cause workers to be tired and weary are legitimate excuses for slacking in my opinion. We are only human after all. I don't think most other reasons for being lazy are very valid but I'm not one to judge as I would also like to reserve my right to be spontaneously lazy =)

20 comments:

Lepoidim said...

Very interesting statistics, nice read :)

Drackar said...

interesting graphics...the short answer? it depends on how much I'm getting paid.

Rorschach Redemption said...

"How much of that work was truly work?"
Well now that is just a philosophical question, since I don't feel the toll.

Rezden said...

Very little. I suffer from a few of the effects (nothing to do, underpaid). Company is pretty laid back though and might be closing soon. :\

About Insurance said...

wow, I am guilty of wasting time at work :P

Swift Love said...

I used to suffer from the underpaid one... it always made me slack

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CAE.II said...

I absolutely love these graphics. These are still some of the most interesting and thought-provoking things on the web, for sure.

Thanks a lot for sharing them!!

Cunning Linguist said...

I'm self employed, so I'm motivated to just work and get it done

amidoinitrite? said...

I always budget 1 hour of slacking per day to get my mind fresh

MacPCharmony said...

I'm self employed, so I waste no time during my set work hours :P

Fuuuuuuuu said...

It's true... during the summer, I am less productive when it's hot.

I am most productive during the Winter.

Shelby Fox said...

Oh dear. I'm very much a slacker.

RoodNverse said...

i used to work 75+ hours a week all 7 days a week for 1 year+

Mr. Bloggity said...

Very cool! Lol my workday runs a bit longer, but its cause i run my own businesses!

Randy said...

i hardly work lol

Robert K. said...

i guess im a slacker lol

Personal Injury Database said...

im actually kinda of in the middle! im pretty happy bout that lol

kailus said...

Really interesting, as Im underpaid in no future company I pretty much try to avoid working as much as possible

Jurba365 said...

im the biggest slacker here hhhh

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