Contact 15: Basketball on the Brain Can Be an Office Drain

By: Natalie Swaby
By: Natalie Swaby

This time of year it is difficult for a lot of college basketball fans to concentrate.

One fan admits, "during the NCAA tournament the average worker spends like 15 minutes a day looking up the brackets on the computer."

And apparently workers also take very long lunches.

A worker that does not want to be identified says, "I know of a lot of people that are doing the same thing, taking probably seven hour lunch breaks."

With so many games up in the air, workers hide out in sports bars checking off their brackets.

Lynn Haker of Babes Grill and Bar says, "It is amazing the number of guys that you saw here that don't really want to talk to you because they are supposed to be at work."

The unidentified workers notes, "If you can get away with it, and not get fired, why not do it."

We did find one boss, who also wanted to conceal his identity, watching the game. He might just understand if a worker calls in with March Madness fever.

"It is just a chance to get out of work for little bit, it is an annual thing that we do, get together and watch some basketball," admits the Boss.

It looks the basketball court might be the only place where any work is getting done. However, if your boss happens to like basketball and says it is okay to take some time for the tourney -- don't push it.

"Just today," warns the Boss. "Tomorrow it is back to work."

Even if workers do show up, that is no guarantee they'll work. Especially since you can pay $20 and watch the NCAA tournament at your computer.


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