Pest Control Marketing – This will make you want to throw up!

Pest Control Marketing Tip # 239 – The High Cost of Wasted Time

If you own a small business…or even if you don’t…here’s something that might interest you. It might also make you want to throw up, so don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Let’s assume you have an employee who wastes one hour on the job each day. Or, it could be YOU who wastes one hour a day. You know…personal telephone calls, smoke breaks, water cooler conversations, swapping  jokes, surfing the internet…or simply staring out the window and daydreaming  from time to time.

There is an average of 250 work days in a year. And, if an employee (or YOU) wastes one hour each day, that comes out to 250 hours wasted per year.

Are you with me so far? Good.

Based on a 40 hour work week, that comes out to over SIX WEEKS WASTED PER YEAR!!!

Holy smokes! If you have 8 employees and you pay them each an average of $35,000.00/yr. and they each waste one hour a day, that means you are paying for 2000 hours of wasted time. That’s the same as paying $35,000.00 a year for a 9th employee who doesn’t even exist.  It is $35,000.00 down the toilet for NOTHING!

Bottom line:  The amount of lost production and lost revenues due to poor time management…i.e. wasted time…in any business…is absolutely staggering.

So, the next time you see one of your employees wasting time…or you find yourself wasting time…just think of these numbers and remind someone that, as long as they are on the clock, you expect them to be working and producing.

After all, that’s what you pay them…and yourself… to do.


FYI… reading this article should not be considered a waste of time…especially for those of you who take away something from it that helps you to be more successful.

To YOUR Success Always,


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