Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Many Workers in Oklahoma Plan to Take the Day Off to Watch Soccerr in Spite of Ann Coulter's Admonishment
Great headline in yesterday Oklahoman. Oklahoma City employers prepare for World Cup hooky.
John neglected to factor in reality. Projections are that today’s two-hour “break” during the workday to watch the game will cost employers nationwide about $390 million in lost wages, according to Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc., a Chicago-based employment consulting firm. By comparison, the NCAA basketball tournament, which runs over several days, costs American businesses about $1.2 billion. In reality, there’s probably very little employers can do to make soccer fans focus on their work, said company CEO John Challenger.
Speaking of the cost of lost wages.
That Banshee Scream you hear is Ann Coulter's reaction to reading this news article. (6/29/2014)