Dilbert nails it again... I ran into this so many times in the bad old days when I was managing. It was common enough even in the '90s to be irritating; I'm told by managers that I know that now it is so common that it almost feels like the norm.
After living here for a couple years, I feel pretty safe in saying that this would not be the experience of managers in northern Utah. That may well be a big part of the reason why we have so many companies moving here: an educated, hard-working population.