Tired while you’re reading this? That’s not surprising -- the staffing company Accountemps conducted a national survey and found that 74% of American workers show up to work beat.
That is, nearly three-quarters of workers in this country are tired at work, and that tiredness causes mistakes that cost the U.S. economy more than $410 billion a year. The latter stat, from a recent RAND Corporation report, shows just how important it is to be bright-eyed and bushy-tailed at the old grind.
However, we’re anything but. The Accountemps survey also revealed what mistakes were made by dozy drones. For example:
One worker copped to deleting a project that took 1,000 hours to put together.Another fell asleep during a presentation to the boss.Yet another missed a decimal point, costing an overcharge of $1 million for a client.Another made a $20,000 flub on a purchase order.
Crunching the data, Accountemps also compiled a list of America’s sleepiest cities, to see which cities’ workers were the most tired on the job.
According to the research, the sleepiest city is Nashville; Austin, Denver and Indianapolis tied for #2. Phoenix and Raleigh ranked #5, while Dallas, Detroit, San Francisco, and Boston tied for 8th sleepiest city.
For the record, “The City That Never Sleeps,” New York, only ranked 14th, tied with St Louis (?).