Welcome to March Madness, an annual rite of spring, where businesses decry the billions of dollars in lost productivity as workers cheer on their favorite college basketball teams and check their office pool instead of filing that overdue report. But in an era of full employment and smartphone streaming, some employers are taking a different approach: Put the games on big screen TVs, serve up some pizza and embrace the Madness. "Everybody is doing it — watching the games — and everybody is in a pool," said Tom Gimbel, founder and CEO of LaSalle Network, a Chicago-based staffing and recruiting firm. "The more the boss tries to hide it, the more people want it." Celebrating the tournament — which culminates April 8 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis — may be a long-term win for recruitment, but with more than 75 million employees spending 6.4 hours of work time watching basketball, it is projected to cost employers nearly $13.3 billion in lost productivity this … [Read more...] about Embracing March Madness: Employers go all in with basketball watch parties, pizza and office pools
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Rebecca Fleenor, provided by Published 5:00 am PST, Saturday, March 2, 2019 Sister Cathy Cesnik, whose unsolved 1969 murder is explored in the Netflix documentary series "The Keepers," is pictured with her father, Joseph Cesnik. Sister Cathy Cesnik, whose unsolved 1969 murder is explored in the Netflix documentary series "The Keepers," is pictured with her father, Joseph Cesnik. Photo: Netflix Photo: Netflix Image 1 of / 23 Caption Close Image 1 of 23 Sister Cathy Cesnik, whose unsolved 1969 murder is explored in the Netflix documentary series "The Keepers," is pictured with her father, Joseph Cesnik. Sister Cathy Cesnik, whose unsolved 1969 murder is explored in the Netflix documentary series "The Keepers," is pictured with her father, Joseph Cesnik. … [Read more...] about Best Netflix documentaries right now
Chefchaouen, Morocco has skyrocketed in popularity over the last five years thanks to the mountain city’s Instagrammable blue-painted houses and buildings. While some travel writers have complained that it has been “ruined by Instagram,” locals told Business Insider that the surge in popularity has jump-started the city’s economy. On a recent visit to Chefchaouen, I found that while tourists do come to take photos of themselves in “The Blue Pearl,” it hardly affects the city’s reputation as a friendly place to meet Moroccans and escape the bustle of bigger destinations like Marrakech or Fez. On a cool January afternoon, I scaled a dirt path shaded by the limestone peaks of Morocco’s Rif Mountains. As I walked, an elderly woman pulled up water from a well peeking out of the cacti while a teenager chased a few goats down the rocky mountainside. At the top, tourists and local families sat below the ruins of a mosque and watched the sun … [Read more...] about Instagram has made a tiny mountain town world-famous for its picturesque blue walls, and locals are cashing in
Oftentimes, movies and TV shows dramatize what it’s like to work in certain professions. Doctors, nurses, and therapists are often portrayed differently onscreen than what they’re really like offscreen. Coding and developing software is often shown to take a matter of minutes, as is getting results from forensics, but in reality both take a lot of time. It’s no secret that TV shows and movies don’t always accurately portray certain things about real life. We all know that two people typically don’t fall in love within minutes, you can’t force your way through airport security without getting arrested, and no one hangs up the phone without saying goodbye. It’s no different when it comes to most jobs. Hollywood has a tendency to pick up certain stereotypes or cliches about a job, then hold onto them. You may have noticed that every writer always happens to be depressed in movies or on television and that doctors sleep with their coworkers … [Read more...] about What TV shows and movies get wrong about 25 professions
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper DealBook | DealBook Briefing: Who Will Pay for the California Wildfires? DealBook Supported by Jan. 15, 2019 Good Tuesday morning. (Was this email forwarded to you? Sign up here. ) P. G. & E.’s bankruptcy tests insurers, investors and regulators Pacific Gas and Electric Company, the California utility that has been in financial crisis after deadly wildfires in the state, said yesterday that it would file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection by the end of the month. The company said its liability for damages from the wildfires could reach $30 billion, report the NYT’s Ivan Penn, Thomas Fuller and Lisa Friedman. The bankruptcy announcement, made in a regulatory filing, pushed the company’s shares down more than 50 percent and posed a challenge for state regulators, who will have to decide whether to … [Read more...] about DealBook Briefing: Who Will Pay for the California Wildfires?