If there is one thing we’ve learned due to our ongoing “Friday Funny” series on Jay Inslee’s so-called work schedule, it’s that our green governor is pretty lazy — when it comes to the people’s business. What he is not lazy about is campaigning for his own interest and his special interest campaign donors.
It’s all proof that Inslee does not put much priority in actually governing.
Without further ado, here’s what our green governor’s “work” habits looked like the week of July 18th:
Monday, July 18th
Our green governor spent the entire day on “personal time,” meaning he spent the whole day on various campaign activities.
Inslee did not work on governing — at all.
Tuesday, July 19th
Inslee spent most of his day on “personal time.” He only bothered to start work at 5 PM with a 15-minute meeting with an official at the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems. Inslee then met for 30 minutes with WSDOT interim secretary Roger Millar. He wrapped up his day with a 30-minute phone meeting with staff.
Our green governor worked a total of 1 hour and 15 minutes, all after 5 pm.
Wednesday, July 20th
Surprisingly, Inslee actually took some time to work this day. He started his day at 8 AM by prepping with staff for a DSHS meeting and the Behavioral Health Press Conference for 30 minutes. Inslee then met with his executive team and policy advisors concerning DSHS/Western State hospital for 45 minutes.
Our green governor spent the rest of his morning on various activities, including making a video greeting for the Arab Center of Washington’s Annual Arab Festival, prepping with staff for a Results Washington meeting, and holding a monthly scheduling review (we assume he blocked out plenty of time for campaigning on that schedule).
In the afternoon, Inslee held a joint press conference with King County Executive Dow Constantine concerning behavioral health. He wrapped up his day at 2:40 PM, resulting in working worked a total of 3 hours and 40 minutes.
Thursday, July 21st
Other than a 30-minute “check-in” with Chief of Staff David Postman at 9 AM, Inslee did not work at all. He spent the day campaigning.
Friday, July 22nd
Jay Inslee spent his morning (beginning at 8:30 AM) meeting with various staff members. After a 15-minute phone call with Bothell Mayor Andy Rheaume at 12 PM – probabl=y concerning a fire that morning in the city – Inslee took the rest of the day off.
Our green governor worked a whole 3 hours and 45 minutes.
Saturday and Sunday, July 22-23
Inslee did not work on the weekend. On Sunday, he took a flight to Philadelphia in order to attend the Democratic National Convention.
All in all, Inslee worked a total of 9 hours and 10 minutes over the course of the week. Wonder how the typical worker would get treated by their boss if that was the sum of their work schedule?