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Govt Workers Absent 50% more than Private Sector

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“animis opibusque parati”

Since: Oct 12

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#1 Oct 28, 2013
Cursed leeches.

BLS: Gov’t Workers 'Absent' 50% More Than Private-Sector Workers

by Ali Meyer, CNS News

A government worker is 38 percent more likely to be absent from work for personal reasons or illnesses than a private-sector worker, and government workers miss 50 percent more of their usual work hours as a result of such absences than do private sector workers, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Each month, the Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey collects information from 60,000 households, including information on employment status. BLS uses this data to publish employment statistics.

The survey is conducted during the week that includes the 19th day of the month and the questions it asks that reference a particular week apply to the week that includes the 12th day of the month.

“When an employed wage and salary worker who usually works 35 hours per week is reported as having worked fewer than 35 hours during the survey reference week (including those with jobs who worked zero hours), a question is asked as to why he or she worked fewer than 35 hours,” explains the BLS.“Workers whose reasons for missing work include their own illness or other personal reasons (such as family responsibilities or transportation problems) are counted as having had an absence. Those who are reported as having worked fewer than 35 hours because of vacation, holiday, labor-management dispute, or bad weather which results in an employer temporarily curtailing business activities are not counted as having an absence.”

In 2012, according to BLS, 4.0 percent of government workers reported being absent from work in the typical reference week compared to 2.9 percent of private-sector workers. Thus, a government worker was 38 percent more likely to be absent than a private-sector worker.

Government workers also missed more of their usual work hours as a result of such absences than did private-sector workers. In 2012, according to BLS, private sector workers missed 1.4 percent of their usual work hours as a result of absences and government workers missed 2.1 percent of their usual work hours becasuse of absences. Thus, government workers missed 50 percent more of their usual work hours as a result of absences than private-sector workers did.
Che Reagan Christ

Lodi, OH

#2 Oct 28, 2013
-tip- wrote:
Cursed leeches.
BLS: Gov’t Workers 'Absent' 50% More Than Private-Sector Workers
by Ali Meyer, CNS News
A government worker is 38 percent more likely to be absent from work for personal reasons or illnesses than a private-sector worker, and government workers miss 50 percent more of their usual work hours as a result of such absences than do private sector workers, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Each month, the Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey collects information from 60,000 households, including information on employment status. BLS uses this data to publish employment statistics.
The survey is conducted during the week that includes the 19th day of the month and the questions it asks that reference a particular week apply to the week that includes the 12th day of the month.
“When an employed wage and salary worker who usually works 35 hours per week is reported as having worked fewer than 35 hours during the survey reference week (including those with jobs who worked zero hours), a question is asked as to why he or she worked fewer than 35 hours,” explains the BLS.“Workers whose reasons for missing work include their own illness or other personal reasons (such as family responsibilities or transportation problems) are counted as having had an absence. Those who are reported as having worked fewer than 35 hours because of vacation, holiday, labor-management dispute, or bad weather which results in an employer temporarily curtailing business activities are not counted as having an absence.”
In 2012, according to BLS, 4.0 percent of government workers reported being absent from work in the typical reference week compared to 2.9 percent of private-sector workers. Thus, a government worker was 38 percent more likely to be absent than a private-sector worker.
Government workers also missed more of their usual work hours as a result of such absences than did private-sector workers. In 2012, according to BLS, private sector workers missed 1.4 percent of their usual work hours as a result of absences and government workers missed 2.1 percent of their usual work hours becasuse of absences. Thus, government workers missed 50 percent more of their usual work hours as a result of absences than private-sector workers did.
Wow. 15 minutes more per week. The humanity.

“animis opibusque parati”

Since: Oct 12

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#3 Oct 28, 2013
Che Reagan Christ wrote:
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Wow. 15 minutes more per week. The humanity.
Echoes of your daddy Duke claiming he's willing to wait 5-10 years for Obamacare to get ironed out.

Neither of you have a clue how the real world works.

“Paper Or Plastic?”

Since: Nov 11

Albakoikee

#4 Oct 28, 2013
-tip- wrote:
Cursed leeches.
BLS: Gov’t Workers 'Absent' 50% More Than Private-Sector Workers
by Ali Meyer, CNS News
A government worker is 38 percent more likely to be absent from work for personal reasons or illnesses than a private-sector worker, and government workers miss 50 percent more of their usual work hours as a result of such absences than do private sector workers, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Each month, the Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey collects information from 60,000 households, including information on employment status. BLS uses this data to publish employment statistics.
The survey is conducted during the week that includes the 19th day of the month and the questions it asks that reference a particular week apply to the week that includes the 12th day of the month.
“When an employed wage and salary worker who usually works 35 hours per week is reported as having worked fewer than 35 hours during the survey reference week (including those with jobs who worked zero hours), a question is asked as to why he or she worked fewer than 35 hours,” explains the BLS.“Workers whose reasons for missing work include their own illness or other personal reasons (such as family responsibilities or transportation problems) are counted as having had an absence. Those who are reported as having worked fewer than 35 hours because of vacation, holiday, labor-management dispute, or bad weather which results in an employer temporarily curtailing business activities are not counted as having an absence.”
In 2012, according to BLS, 4.0 percent of government workers reported being absent from work in the typical reference week compared to 2.9 percent of private-sector workers. Thus, a government worker was 38 percent more likely to be absent than a private-sector worker.
Government workers also missed more of their usual work hours as a result of such absences than did private-sector workers. In 2012, according to BLS, private sector workers missed 1.4 percent of their usual work hours as a result of absences and government workers missed 2.1 percent of their usual work hours becasuse of absences. Thus, government workers missed 50 percent more of their usual work hours as a result of absences than private-sector workers did.
Government workers at every level such as city, county and federal get many more sick days than private sector employees. They take liberal advantage of them,too.
hey hey black Albert

Columbus, OH

#6 Oct 28, 2013
Sheeeeeyit, obama skews this to 85% if you include his goofing off, golf, and Reggie time.
dunadd

Greensboro, NC

#7 Oct 29, 2013
I'd say the other 15 percent he spends toking with his bro's and communist buddies. he's gotta like Bill Ayers and love Van Jones!
Duke for Mayor

Akron, OH

#8 Oct 29, 2013
Sounds like Tip is a bit jealous that she could never pass a civil service examination.

Why not ask the question this way Tippy:

Why are private employers so freaking cheap?

woof

“Zuzu's Petals”

Since: Sep 10

Bedford Falls

#9 Oct 29, 2013
Duke for Mayor wrote:
Sounds like Tip is a bit jealous that she could never pass a civil service examination.
Why not ask the question this way Tippy:
Why are private employers so freaking cheap?
woof
They stay within budgets?
Duke for Mayor

Akron, OH

#10 Oct 29, 2013
Zoe Regen wrote:
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They stay within budgets?
Or do they maximize profits at the expense of their employees?

woof

“Zuzu's Petals”

Since: Sep 10

Bedford Falls

#11 Oct 29, 2013
Duke for Mayor wrote:
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Or do they maximize profits at the expense of their employees?
woof
Wouldn't you? Why would a company not want a profit? To go out of business? There are also not for profit companies out there.

“Seven Days In May”

Since: Oct 13

Hilliard, OH

#12 Oct 29, 2013
Duke for Mayor wrote:
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Or do they maximize profits at the expense of their employees?
woof
No one is forced to remain in anothers employ.
Duke for Mayor

Akron, OH

#13 Oct 29, 2013
Trayvonius Martinez wrote:
<quoted text>No one is forced to remain in anothers employ.
One of the many reasons I am not.

But you are.

woof
Duke for Mayor

Akron, OH

#14 Oct 29, 2013
Zoe Regen wrote:
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Wouldn't you? Why would a company not want a profit? To go out of business? There are also not for profit companies out there.
There is nothing wrong with profit. It is not a dirty word.

There is also nothing wrong with treating your employees fairly.

I bet you would have loved working for the man in the 1840s, before the organized labor movement turned the tables on the entire dynamic, huh?

Oh wait...we cannot mention that here.

woof

“Zuzu's Petals”

Since: Sep 10

Bedford Falls

#15 Oct 29, 2013
Duke for Mayor wrote:
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There is nothing wrong with profit. It is not a dirty word.
There is also nothing wrong with treating your employees fairly.
I bet you would have loved working for the man in the 1840s, before the organized labor movement turned the tables on the entire dynamic, huh?
Oh wait...we cannot mention that here.
woof
Wouldn't know, I prefer not to live in the past!
woof

“Seven Days In May”

Since: Oct 13

Hilliard, OH

#16 Oct 29, 2013
Duke for Mayor wrote:
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One of the many reasons I am not.
But you are.
woof
Explain how I am, Douchie. This should be good...

“Seven Days In May”

Since: Oct 13

Hilliard, OH

#17 Oct 29, 2013
Duke for Mayor wrote:
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There is nothing wrong with profit. It is not a dirty word.
There is also nothing wrong with treating your employees fairly.
I bet you would have loved working for the man in the 1840s, before the organized labor movement turned the tables on the entire dynamic, huh?
Oh wait...we cannot mention that here.
woof
I know you would have loved practicing law in those days...no law school, no bar associations.
Duke for Mayor

Akron, OH

#18 Oct 29, 2013
Trayvonius Martinez wrote:
<quoted text>Explain how I am, Douchie. This should be good...
Are you suddenly self employed, Paco?

woof
Duke for Mayor

Akron, OH

#19 Oct 29, 2013
Trayvonius Martinez wrote:
<quoted text>I know you would have loved practicing law in those days...no law school, no bar associations.
Heck, even you could have joined the club back then.

woof
Duke for Mayor

Akron, OH

#20 Oct 29, 2013
Zoe Regen wrote:
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Wouldn't know, I prefer not to live in the past!
woof
You have no clue what they all did for you, do you?

woof

“Seven Days In May”

Since: Oct 13

Hilliard, OH

#21 Oct 29, 2013
Duke for Mayor wrote:
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Are you suddenly self employed, Paco?
woof
As usual, when a clear and simple question is posed to you, I have to repeat myself: How am I forced to remain with my employer?

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