Monday, August 25, 2014

Working 9•2•5 : Differences Between Full Time Workers Based on Their Hours of Work

Regionally there are some 145,000 people in the workforce of the combined counties. Of those people, slightly more than 60,000 work full time - meaning roughly 8 hours a day or 40 hours per week. The traditional view of the average worker is that they have a "9 to 5" type job - getting to work by 9 AM and leaving around 5 PM. The rest of the full time workforce typically might begin anywhere from noon, to maybe as late as 6 PM. The former group I am referring to as "9•2•5ers"; the latter as nontraditional work hours employees.

To begin with the idea that people work typically 9 to 5 is not really true - the majority of full time workers regionally begin their work day between quarter to 7 and quarter after 8 in the morning. They then work 7 to 8 hours and head home. These "9•2•5ers" are actually quite a bit different from the full timers working nontraditional hours. The infographic below provides a look at the 9•2•5ers and their nontraditional brethren.

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Part 2

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