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(CBS New York)   Employers will lose $13 billion in productivity from March Madness, down from usual $50 billion lost to video games, social media and online shopping   (newyork.cbslocal.com) divider line
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2019-03-20 09:02:22 PM  
Or employees going home at the end of the day.
 
2019-03-21 12:01:16 AM  
How much is specifically lost due to Fark?

/Asking for a friend.
 
2019-03-21 01:11:32 AM  
When real wages start to match the productivity gains of the last 3-4 decades then maybe I'll give a shiat about people gossiping about their brackets as they pass each other's cubicles.

Until then, managers and execs can EABOD over this.
 
2019-03-21 03:34:23 AM  

spiralscratch: When real wages start to match the productivity gains


Forgive me, but don't productivity gains require an outpacing of wages?
 
2019-03-21 05:53:54 AM  

sex_and_drugs_for_ian: spiralscratch: When real wages start to match the productivity gains

Forgive me, but don't productivity gains require an outpacing of wages?


Not.. really?
A productivity gain can simply be ''More work getting done in the same timespan''.
 
2019-03-21 06:57:37 AM  

sex_and_drugs_for_ian: Forgive me, but don't productivity gains require an outpacing of wages?


Productivity is output per hour, not output per dollar.

So now that we have robots and computers doing an ever growing share of the work, productivity is going to tend to grow much faster than wages.
 
2019-03-21 07:33:23 AM  
At my job the bosses emailed out brackets to get us all into some team building because we have such morale problems. I didn't want to play but we were all strongly encouraged to, gee wonder why we have a morale problem. I picked every long shot, last pick school and turned it in. I should be out by the second round, come on one of the places interviewed at call me back.
 
2019-03-21 08:08:13 AM  

groppet: At my job the bosses emailed out brackets to get us all into some team building because we have such morale problems. I didn't want to play but we were all strongly encouraged to, gee wonder why we have a morale problem. I picked every long shot, last pick school and turned it in. I should be out by the second round, come on one of the places interviewed at call me back.


Parties and beer.

A Roman propaganda technique, when morale would get low, they would throw a party to improve morale.

The party was always cheaper than fixing the root cause of low morale.

It's  now a very popular technique in companies to offer these "morale raising perks". As you note, they're always tone deaf and don't work. But management tells each other it does, then continue to scratch their heads at the "unsolvable" mystery of low morale and high turnover.
 
2019-03-21 09:02:42 AM  
Get back to work peasants. Your life is supposed to be sacrificed to the gods of the kleptocracy. Be thankful they let you sleep, eat and bone so you can make more workers.
 
2019-03-21 09:22:32 AM  
Anxiously awaiting the news on how much the 12 days of Christmas would cost you in today's dollars.
 
2019-03-21 12:03:13 PM  

asquian: groppet: At my job the bosses emailed out brackets to get us all into some team building because we have such morale problems. I didn't want to play but we were all strongly encouraged to, gee wonder why we have a morale problem. I picked every long shot, last pick school and turned it in. I should be out by the second round, come on one of the places interviewed at call me back.

Parties and beer.

A Roman propaganda technique, when morale would get low, they would throw a party to improve morale.

The party was always cheaper than fixing the root cause of low morale.

It's  now a very popular technique in companies to offer these "morale raising perks". As you note, they're always tone deaf and don't work. But management tells each other it does, then continue to scratch their heads at the "unsolvable" mystery of low morale and high turnover.


Before a lot of good people I worked with quit I suggested we get these shirts for work.
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2019-03-21 12:23:35 PM  

asquian: groppet: At my job the bosses emailed out brackets to get us all into some team building because we have such morale problems. I didn't want to play but we were all strongly encouraged to, gee wonder why we have a morale problem. I picked every long shot, last pick school and turned it in. I should be out by the second round, come on one of the places interviewed at call me back.

Parties and beer.

A Roman propaganda technique, when morale would get low, they would throw a party to improve morale.

The party was always cheaper than fixing the root cause of low morale.

It's  now a very popular technique in companies to offer these "morale raising perks". As you note, they're always tone deaf and don't work. But management tells each other it does, then continue to scratch their heads at the "unsolvable" mystery of low morale and high turnover.


They do this at my place and are now resorting to saying that the reason nobody even bothers participating in anonymous surveys (or anything else for that matter) anymore is everything's fine! Mission Accomplished!
 
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