Image via WikipediaWho works harder: public or private sector workers?
Public sector workers were much more likely to miss work, skipping 11.8 days of work time in 2010 for personal reasons, compared with 8.2 days for their private-sector counterparts. Unionized employees were similarly more likely to miss work. Full-time workers who belonged to unions, or who were covered by collective agreements, missed an average of 12.9 work days for personal reasons in 2010, compared with 7.3 days for their non-unionized counterparts.Someone said 90% of life is simply showing up. True. While this maxim applies to life in general, it increasingly applies less when you work for Big Government, or Big Unions -- whose idea of nirvana is to be paid an infinite amount for not working at all.
PS -- don't forget to vote in the latest Ball bounces poll. Send a message to the CUPW union. Our local postal outlet used to have a Saturday pick-up. Gone -- you can see where they ripped off the label. Our local outlet box used to have twice-daily pick-up. Gone. Trying to get by with doing less. And threatening to strike. Please vote.
Winnipeg Free Press, via Macleans.