It’s one of our missions to keep the public informed how Jay Inslee spends his day. His lack of official work highlights the fact that he does not put much priority in actually governing. So, today, we are continuing our “Friday Funny” series on Inslee’s so-called work schedule.
Without further ado, here’s what our green governor’s “work” habits looked like the week of July 11th:
Monday, July 11th:
Jay Inslee’s started his workday at 10:15 AM when he prepped for an interview on KIRO Radio’s Tom and Curley show. The interview itself lasted just 10 minutes (10:30 – 10:40 AM).
Inslee spent the rest of his day — surprisingly enough — attending various official meetings (with 15-minute breaks scattered in between). Those he met with included Attorney General Bob Ferguson, Supreme Court Chief Justice Barbara Madsen, Democrat State Senator Sharon Nelson, Democrat State Representatives Kristine Lytton and Joe Verdoes, and DSHS Acting Secretary Pat Lashway.
Inslee also sat through a 15-minute interview with Seattle Weekly’s John Stang. He left the office at 4:45 PM.
Our green governor worked a total of 5 hours and 25 minutes — a significant departure from his typical day.
Tuesday, July 12th:
Inslee began his day at 8:15 AM by prepping for 15 minutes with his staff for remarks he would make at a Washington State Building & Construction Trades Council meeting later in the day. He made his remarks from 9:30- 10 AM — and then spent the rest of the day on “personal time” – campaigning for re-election.
Thus, our green governor worked a grand total of 45 minutes on the people’s business.
Wednesday, July 13th:
Inslee started his official workday by “checking-in” with Chief of Staff David Postman at 8:30 AM. The “check-in” lasted 30 minutes.
After making a 20-minute speech at the Governor’s STEM Education Innovation Alliance Meeting at 9:40 AM, Inslee spent the rest of his morning and early afternoon on “personal time.”
At 4:30 PM, Inslee had a 15-minute phone call with an official from the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems. He followed up that meeting with another 15-minute phone call with Washington Secretary of Health John Wiesman and a 15-minute phone call with his communications staff before ending his day.
Inslee worked a total of 1 hour and 35 minutes.
Thursday, July 14th:
Evidently pleased with the nearly two hours of work he put in on the week’s humpday, Inslee decided the taxpayers had received their money’s worth – so he spent the entire day fundraising. He did not put in any actual governing work.
Friday, July 15th:
Other than prep for 15 minutes for a 10-minute radio interview, Inslee spent his day — once again — on “personal time.”
Our green governor did, however, spend 2 hours of his evening at the Boeing Company’s Founders Day Community and Partners VIP event — though, just because he did not spend that time campaigning, it could hardly be called work.
Inslee worked a total of 25 minutes.
Saturday and Sunday, July 15-16th:
On Saturday, Inslee met with Democrat State Representatives Marcus Riccelli and Timm Ormsby for one hour. On Sunday, he had a 30-minute phone call with Chief of Staff David Postman.
Thus, he worked a total of 1 hour and 30 minutes over the weekend.
After an initial promising start to his week, Inslee reverted back to, well, not working. In total, our green governor worked 9 hours and 40 minutes over the seven days.
Perhaps Inslee should ask himself if the taxpayers are getting their money’s worth on his salary when he puts in less than a quarter of a work schedule?
Independent Voter says
He approved raises for his managers and appointed department heads. Most of these managers consume three or more FTEs. Meanwhile agencies are laying off the front line workers.
John Parson says
So how does a governor get almost the same working hours as our anointed president?