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Old 06-18-2007, 10:41 AM
 
Location: VA
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If you were going to open up a new business in the United States based on the work ethic of the residents, where would it be? In other words, what State has the hardest working people?
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Old 06-18-2007, 10:55 AM
 
Location: The great state of New Hampshire
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Metro New York
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Old 06-18-2007, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Looking over your shoulder
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Iím going to say that Utah has the highest percentage in work ethic. If work ethic and productivity go hand in hand?

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Since 1999, nearly 70 percent of the U.S. workforce worked under a smoke-free policy, ranging from 48.7 percent in Nevada to a high of 83.9 percent in Utah. Workplace productivity was increased and absenteeism was decreased among former smokers compared with current smokers.
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The link above addresses the work ethic and smoking.

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Old 06-18-2007, 12:18 PM
 
Location: mid-Illinois
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Whatever you do DO NOT attempt to copy the work ethic of the Illinois Governor. He stays at home in Chicago and doesn't live in the mansion nor does he go to the capitol city much...even when it's necessary.

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Old 06-18-2007, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Lots of sun and palm trees with occasional hurricane :)
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I say Florida!
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Old 06-18-2007, 02:05 PM
 
Location: VA
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I wonder if the work ethic is higher in places with alot of very aggressive immigrants. Or lower in places with a slow approach to living, like the South.
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Old 06-18-2007, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Northern MN
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I wonder if the work ethic is higher in places with alot of very aggressive immigrants. Or lower in places with a slow approach to living, like the South.
Are you making a statement, asking a question, or trying to entice yet another argument?

Personally, I'd choose a right to work state where my business couldn't be held hostage by union labor. I've worked in both environments and as a business owner, wouldn't want my business decisions dictated by contract language.
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Old 06-18-2007, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Lots of sun and palm trees with occasional hurricane :)
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I wonder if the work ethic is higher in places with alot of very aggressive immigrants. Or lower in places with a slow approach to living, like the South.
I could answer you, but I won't. Some things are better left unsaid.
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Old 06-18-2007, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Another Day Closer
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I wonder if the work ethic is higher in places with alot of very aggressive immigrants. Or lower in places with a slow approach to living, like the South.

Dingler, I was going to post that New Englanders have the best work ethics, but then I read this post and it dawned on me. We are encouraged to work like dogs up here. I have worked for an automotive interior parts company for 32 years and in the course of my job I have traveled to many automotive plants in the south. Yes, they may work slower but as far as quality and work ethic, the south has it, hands down. Faster doesn't mean better. Workers in the southern automotive plants took much more pride in their work because they are allowed the time to do so. We are not. Work ethic has nothing to do with speed. The statement you made is both untrue and unfair. And this from a Yankee, who'd a thought
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Old 06-18-2007, 02:35 PM
 
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I vote New York. NYers don't mess around because of the more demanding factor, which they do pay for! (Not from there but spent 2 yrs there) But you can find good working folks everywhere.
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