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(Marketwatch)   This year's "Amount of productivity lost during the NCAA Tournament" is estimated to be $6.3 billion and brought to you by the Department of Pulling Figures out of our Ass   ( marketwatch.com) divider line
    More: Obvious, NCAA Tournament, staffing company OfficeTeam, employee-time-management app TSheets, workers, new survey, Watch, company Randstad U.S., United States  
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2018-03-12 10:32:50 AM  
We should take more time off, then! Beer all around and uh, oh Duke sucks.

Oh and Congrats to ASU for making the cut.
 
2018-03-12 10:48:29 AM  
If only someone ever tried calculating the cost to American workers of so many policies that cost us time and money that we wouldn't be spending if certain people weren't working so hard to ensure we could get less than our peers in first-world countries.
 
2018-03-12 10:56:03 AM  
I can't see the loss in productivity being any worse than people using Facebook and Instagram.
 
2018-03-12 10:57:58 AM  
I want to know how closely these guys are tracking this stuff. Because I have skipped the whole bracket thing like four or five years in a row now and my productivity needs to be added back in.
 
2018-03-12 11:01:30 AM  
It is linked to a WalletHub report.  WalletHub, the kings of rectal retrieved reporting.
 
2018-03-12 11:03:09 AM  
It's basketball, so the numbers dribbled out of their ass.
 
2018-03-12 11:06:37 AM  

JohnBigBootay: I want to know how closely these guys are tracking this stuff. Because I have skipped the whole bracket thing like four or five years in a row now and my productivity needs to be added back in.


they already did add it back. it wasn't that much.
 
2018-03-12 11:12:25 AM  
Action figures?

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2018-03-12 11:16:51 AM  
These always assume that people wouldn't be wasting that time on Fark reddit anyway.
 
2018-03-12 11:22:14 AM  

DoctorCal: Action figures?

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To infinity pain. And beyond!
 
2018-03-12 11:26:40 AM  
I'm applying for a job with the DPFA, but I figure my resume will end up in a pile with 1,275 others, 83% of which will be candidates with much less experience in the field and 12% of which won't bother adhering to the 7 steps of a successful job application like I will. I'm giving myself a 76.3% chance of getting the job, although I'd peg my chances of getting the salary I'm hoping for around 2.333 (repeating, of course) percent.
 
2018-03-12 11:27:43 AM  

JohnBigBootay: I want to know how closely these guys are tracking this stuff. Because I have skipped the whole bracket thing like four or five years in a row now and my productivity needs to be added back in.


Sorry I've slacked off extra the last couple years to offset you.
 
2018-03-12 11:34:22 AM  
See, people need to be smart about things like this.  They can't, or shouldn't, have such a drastic dropoff of productivity.  There needs to be a slow decline over time so that at one point in your career, you're only doing 15 mins worth of actual work while getting paid for 8 hours and no one notices!
 
2018-03-12 11:37:59 AM  
Oh good!
This yearly stat is almost as fun as the annual "Here's what it would cost to buy all the things in the "12 Days of Christmas" song.
 
2018-03-12 12:11:23 PM  
Counterpoint for discussion: Berkshire Hathaway out-and-out encourages its employees to at least fill out a bracket with their company-wide challenge, where you can potentially win $1 million every year for the rest of your life.

They seem to be doing just fine.
 
2018-03-12 12:50:52 PM  
I don't like Obama or Trump, but at least Obama made a bracket. Probably the only good thing he did.
 
2018-03-12 01:04:16 PM  
Given the general incompetence of the American worker, it's a couple of weeks when they won't be making as many mistakes as if they were working full time. It'll probably help overall.
 
2018-03-12 02:09:49 PM  
Trump will never close that portion of the Deep State (tm)
 
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