Why The 2016 Olympics Are Bad News For US Employers
By Thomas Barrabi, Fox Business
The 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil are a time of excitement for sports fans around the world, but they’re also a multibillion-dollar drain for U.S. employers, according to research by Captivate Office Pulse.
A survey of 1,026 white-collar American business professionals found that 72% plan to watch at least a portion of the 2016 games, according to Captivate, a marketing and advertising firm. Overall, employees who sneak a peek at Olympic television coverage during the workday will cost employers an estimated $5.4 billion during the course of the games, which run into late August.
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