Utah Work Week: Our State Knows How To Take It Easy
I remember working with two great morning show personalities. One of them did the morning show and then ran off to their other “real job” where they worked full-time hours. Just a side note why did he say his “real job” what did that say about our radio position? Anyway, the other host had a schedule more like the rest of us, working mornings and then visiting and talking about the work we had done. leaving fairly early in the day to go mentally prepare for another early morning.
We had some managers that noted that our full time wasn’t’ so full time so they started leaning on us to put in more hours. I remember a conversation where the “full-timer” was talking to the full-timer (Oh now I see why he called it his “real job”). The one said, “It’s really tough, I put in 3 hours in the morning, then I have to do commercials for 2 hours and then they expect me to work from home for another 3 hours.” He responded laughing and replied, “You, know that is just an 8-hour day right?”
It turns out that Utah agrees much more with the former host. We have the great distinction of working a shorter work week on average than any other state in the nation according to the American Community Survey.
According to their data, we clock in at 37.1 hours per week on average. That is a little under 3 hours a week that we are beating the factory whistle home. Not to mention the time we spend on the clock complaining about the Jazz and formulating ideas of what we would do if we ran the company.
I say well done Utah keep up the good work, or I mean keep not putting in as much work.
The 20 Highest Paying Jobs in Boise for 2023
Gallery Credit: Michelle Heart