We realize that our ongoing “Friday Funny” series on Jay Inslee’s so-called work schedule may not be all that funny, considering the fact that taxpayers are paying salary to not show up for work. But, we believe that exploring how Inslee spends most of his day is important — it highlights his priorities (which have nothing to do with our state).
Maybe someday other media outlets will also take a look, but until then, here’s what our green governor’s “work” habits looked like the week of July 4th:
Monday, July 4th
Inslee actually worked on the holiday — a notable departure from his modus operandi. Of course, he didn’t work for very long.
At 11 AM, our green governor prepped with his staff for a naturalization ceremony for about 30 minutes. He then showed up at said ceremony for 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Inslee worked for 2 hours on his official schedule.
Tuesday, July 5th
After such a difficult Monday – maybe he was up late watching fireworks – Inslee managed to wake up at 8 AM for a 10-minute phone call with his Chief-of-Staff, David Postman. Our green governor proceeded to spend the rest of his morning on “personal time” — meaning he was sleeping or making fundraising calls.
In fact, other than a series of brief phone calls with his staff (and House Speaker Frank Chopp) totaling 1 hour and 5 minutes, Inslee used the entire day on “personal time.”
Inslee worked a total of 1 hour and 15 minutes on what he was being paid for.
Wednesday, July 6th
At 8:30 AM, Inslee spent 30 minutes prepping for events at Worksource Washington and the Muslim Association of Puget Sound. From 9:20 AM to 11 AM, Inslee attended and made remarks at both events.
Other than a 15-minute phone call with Speaker Frank Chopp, two 30-minute phone calls with staff, and a 40-minute phone call with his executive team/policy advisors, Inslee spent the rest of the day on “personal time.” Our green governor’s “personal time” activities included a flight to Spokane where — presumably — he was asking people for more money.
Inslee worked a total of 4 hours and 25 minutes for the people paying his check
Thursday, July 7th
Inslee started the day 8:30 AM with a 30-minute “thank you” to his Clean Air Rule team, including those from Ecology, the Office of Financial Management (OFM), and the Governor’s Office. At 11 AM, Inslee spent 45 minutes prepping with staff then meeting with the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) — presumably, they discussed the on-going secret negotiations over the new contracts.
Our green governor spent the next 2 hours in various meetings and 1 hour and 15 minutes on “office time” (we’ll give him the benefit-of-a-doubt and assume he was actually working, though this time may have just been wandering around, given Jay’s work habits). Inslee wrapped up his “work” day at 4:30 after a 15-minute tour of the Criminal Justice Training Center. He spent the rest of the day campaigning.
Inslee worked for the state some 4 hours and 45 minutes.
Friday, July 8th
Our green governor doesn’t like to work on Fridays — so he didn’t. Other than a series of phone calls with staff and “community outreach” with the African American and Law Enforcement communities that lasted 2 hours and 5 minutes, Inslee did nothing to earn a paycheck.
Saturday and Sunday, July 9-10th
Inslee did not work over the weekend. He just raised money.
For the week, our green governor put in a total of 14 hours and 30 minutes for the taxpayers.