Jon And Chantel

Choose the news 02/27/18

The Hardest Working and Laziest Cities in America

This is a hard-working country, so if you want to stand out, you’ve got to get even MORE extreme.  Take even fewer of your vacation days!  Only see your family on nonconsecutive weekends!  Never sleep!

A new study ranked the 116 biggest cities in the country from the hardest working to the laziest.  The study is based on things like average hours of work per week, commute times, the percentage of people with multiple jobs, and people’s leisure time.

Here are the 10 hardest working cities . . .

San Francisco . . . Fremont, California . . . Jersey City, New Jersey . . . D.C. . . . New York City . . . Oakland, California . . . Boston . . . Aurora, Colorado . . . Newark, New Jersey . . . and Chicago.

And here are the 10 cities where people work the least hard . . .

Columbia, South Carolina . . . Charleston, West Virginia . . . Cheyenne, Wyoming . . . Fresno, California . . . Lubbock, Texas . . . Bakersfield, California . . . Buffalo, New York . . . Reno, Nevada . . . Fargo, North Dakota . . . and Toledo, Ohio.


(Here are the rankings for all 116 cities.)

It Would Cost $224 Million to Run Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory in Real Life

Have you ever wondered how much it would cost to run Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory in REAL life?  Me neither.  But the people at a company called Advanced Tech Services did . . . so they crunched the numbers.

The estimate comes to a huge $224.6 MILLION per year, which SEEMS like a fortune.  Until you consider that it costs more than that to run the L.A. Dodgers.

Here’s how some of that breaks down:  The Oompa Loompas’ salaries would be roughly $73.4 million per year, based on the average salary of a chocolate worker in the U.S., which is about $50K . . .Oompa Loompa healthcare would cost $8.1 million.

The chocolate river would cost about $32.7 million . . . or $47.1 million with ORGANIC chocolate . . . and the glass elevator would be more expensive, in the neighborhood of $109 million.  And yearly energy costs would be $2 million.

The overall company would be worth around $21.5 BILLION, which also seems high, but it’s almost EXACTLY what the Cadbury chocolate company is worth.  Kraft Foods acquired it for $19 billion in 2010, and with inflation the total company valuation is $21.49 billion.


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