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The cost of waiting

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Sitting around waiting for the cable technician to show up isn't just a waste of your time; it's also a huge waste of money.

A new IBOPE  Zogby poll shows waiting for in-home services and appointments cost American workers a whopping $37.7 billion dollars this year.


More than half of those polled said they waited an average of four and a half hours for their appointment to show up.


The poll shows cable techs kept customers waiting the most, but internet technicians and furniture delivery people also made the list.  

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