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First week of March Madness and it couldn't do in what could be.
I costly month for businesses.
Let's talk a little bit more about this with the room cost -- he's joining us for this story enough.
Tiger Woods -- back yet -- with be written that I get to be great for the sports as far as making money right.
Yeah exactly he's in terms of viewership and in terms and people that those stores and with the weather now turned.
And get better there too so it could be like perfect -- all right.
Right -- -- -- going to hit the golf course and that's a good point.
What I mean that this is -- March Madness it I have felt really out of touch -- -- nice to follow these games that crazy and now -- I really don't anymore.
Is that I -- have they grown in popularity is there are lots of -- money's being -- you're still with March Madness go to this great -- in Michigan passed yet.
Well money to be made and there's but on the flip side polite company is upon when you -- lost because of new survey by challenger gray and Christmas as companies will lose in the first week alone.
One point eight billion not million billion dollars out indefinitely -- -- because of betting and it's about you know we can -- one person -- a twenty minute today either tracking their pool.
You're going online watch in the game because if the water cooler talk and -- friends those twenty minutes start adding up unproductive work.
And that there have been -- moment you're here at times and you a story you exact spot that -- -- twenty minutes I thought well conservative -- mile.
-- -- -- -- I just every year got a big -- -- any of like yeah right twenty minutes -- my eyes brought a lot more than that way.
-- the push pull there to write it here and -- company here bots mean -- this time that you can actually bring people together right.
Anyway for some company the defense they're company policy and in some companies and your tolerance policy and gambling.
But some -- do -- didn't have a way to bring camaraderie you know with the co workers and bring people together and I just have fun and despite.
Meeting at attached apparently this lost productivity and increase -- for several years.
What why is that.
Part of the reason for that increase in lost productivity is because you can now watch teams -- minding your computer.
Before just watching you think you'd be at home you know and sports -- -- on TV.
Now -- -- -- -- -- You can watch it -- your PC.
You know while you're doing your work and also with mobile devices like the iPhone to get instant analysis and some scores to -- -- -- -- death he had everything.
But I mean yes it's interesting at this recent.
Report it in and I think it's psychological report with that if you if you're doodling long while listening to them when you're actually.
Paying better attention to them you're actually.
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-- that they are stronger policies.
Against especially the gambling part.
Yeah exactly and that companies -- you have -- zero tolerance policy and it was a case in December with Fidelity Investments.
They fire for the workers in Texas for gambling on fantasy football you know how much money that I think there I don't know how that happened on but what was interest -- -- that case was that.
The workers you know allege that they did not use company emails or any of the company can.
-- -- fantasy football but because they took part in it.
Those against the policy home.
Again that you've got to make sure you check with the company's dealers employ you know you thought the bracket here you are saying text messages chatter I'm not accompanied run -- That at your personal -- vote.
-- straight straight into a way to get around the course.
Yeah things that are that are not -- for workers.
It it's a fact and it's coming Yemeni favorites or.
March Madness you know in certain -- instantly get -- some of that -- but I think this is one of those you lose a lot of parity than that it could return this year I haven't had to -- Syracuse the Syracuse -- I.
Do you -- against everyone -- stand -- -- rabbit rugby I played pretty good that I would get his other I understand that you -- SB.
My alma mater is not our could potentially be in the -- and that we never alone there were daughters are doing -- -- -- -- A room thank you very sir appreciate everything I had you.
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