I picked up a copy of Men's Health  recently and was totally amazed by these stats on how we GUYS have been earning our daily bread.  See if you agree with these bullet points:

  • 43 hours is the time the Average Guy spends toiling on the job each week.
  • 6 hours are "sacrificed"" to the Man on weekends.
  • $41,496 is the salary the average guy brought home last year.
  • Business management is the career where men out earn women by the largest margin.
  • $21,112 is the amount of money between the gender gap.
  • Fast food worker was the average guy's first job.
  • 13% of men say they've been fired for poor performance.
  • 26% of men have "resigned" by simply not showing up.
  • 50% of working stiffs think they have the opportunities to be promoted.
  • 20% of employers think there's no chance their staff will see promotions this year.
  • 60% of employers think there's no chance their staff will see a salary increase this year.
  • 7 million people have lost their jobs since the economy soured.
  • 7% of men say "their" job is the worst in the world.
  • Lumberjack is the actual worst job in the world, thanks to lousy pay, long hours, and falling trees.
  • Mathematician is supposed best job in the world, with a great salary, low stress, and no falling trees.
  • Telemarketing is the most loathed livelihood.
  • Military officer is the most respected profession in the United States.
  • 6 jobs is the number of jobs the average guy can expect to have in his lifetime.
  • Rock star is the job he'd most love to have.
  • 18% of men admit to lying on a resume or in a job interview.
  • 83% said their lie helped them land the job.
  • 23% of men have embellished their employment history to impress a woman.
  • 27% of company men expect to ride their current employer straight to retirement.