American Workers Lost $38 Billion In Wages Waiting For The Cable Guy Last Year

Claire Gordon
wasted time waiting for cable installation
wasted time waiting for cable installation

Waiting for the cable guy, the Internet guy, or the air conditioner guy is among life's tedious necessities, like doing laundry or visiting the in-laws. But it's 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.