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March Madness Watchers To Cost Businesses $134 Million In Just The First Two Days: Study

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An estimated 3 million American workers will spend one to three hours a day during work watching the 2012 NCAA men’s basketball championship tournament, according to a study from outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas. While 14 percent of employees surveyed said they would spend three to four hours per day watching the tournament, 16 percent said they would spend five hours or more.

As workers everywhere glue themselves to their office television screens, Americans companies stand to loose at least $134 million in “lost wages” just in the first two days of the tournament alone.

What's the solution? Make it a national holiday?

Add a few PTO's, call them MMD's.  :-)

Perhaps $134 million is not as big as I think it is.

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