American Workers Lost $38 Billion in Wages Waiting for the Cable Guy Last Year

Waiting for the cable guy, the Internet guy, or the air conditioner guy are tedious life necessities, like doing laundry or visiting the in-laws. But they are vastly more expensive. According to a new poll, American workers lost a total of $37.7 billion waiting around for in-house appointments in 2011.

More than a quarter of Americans lost wages waiting around for the doorbell to ring, according to the poll. Half said they used a sick day or vacation time. The average customer lost $250. That’s the equivalent of every American losing two days of work, says Yuval Brisker, the CEO of TOA Technologies. Read More:

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