Hardest Working Cities in America: See Where We Ranked

February 27, 2020
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A recent national survey listed Virginia Beach as this year’s 3rd hardest working city in America.   I live and work in Virginia Beach and I work hard.  My day starts between 2 and 2:30am.  I spend about an hour checking emails, drinking coffee and preparing a few sandwiches to take in to work.   I then shower and shave and take the 20 minute drive into work.  I usually arrive between 4 and 4:30 am and leave the station around 1 or 2 pm.  Then my work follows me home on my smartphone. After  eating  lunch and watching  a little TV  I start more work-related activities like preparing scripts, writing blogs (like this one) or some other work-related task.  I generally take a power nap around 3 pm, join my family for dinner around 6:30 and I’m usually in bed between 7:30 and 8 pm.  Even then my work sometime keeps running through my head at weird hours throughout the night.   I find happiness and joy in my work.   I believe lasting success only comes when you put in the work.  Hard work is always the starting point.

Hardest-Working Cities in the U.S.

Overall Rank*

City

Total Score

‘Direct Work Factors’
Rank

‘Indirect Work Factors’
Rank

1

Anchorage, AK

80.07

4

8

2

San Francisco, CA

76.87

3

43

3

Virginia Beach, VA

76.61

6

13

4

Cheyenne, WY

76.11

8

30

5

Irving, TX

75.65

2

74

6

Norfolk, VA

74.79

9

17

7

Corpus Christi, TX

74.65

5

107

8

Washington, DC

74.46

12

10

9

Austin, TX

73.94

1

93

10

Plano, TX

73.28

7

64