According to the employment consulting firm of Challenger, grey & Christmas (via USAToday.com), 86% of people that plan to watch some of the NCAA tournament will tune in at least once while they are at work.Of those people, 20% will spend 3-5 hours watching the tournament while on the clock. And a whopping 11% believe they will spend at least 5 hours at work watching the tournament.
That’s pretty impressive if you consider the first game doesn’t start until 11:00 and lunches, workers on the east coast might only have 4-5 hours each day in which games will be on.
The firm estimates that employees will be paid $175 million in wages while watching the tournament.
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