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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Fantasy football may cost employers more than $13 billion in lost productivity as millions of Americans, estimates the outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas. "[T]here are more distractions than ever in today's workplace," said CEO John A. Challenger. "If it's not fantasy football, it's the latest Hollywood gossip, shopping on Amazon, or checking Facebook." But he said a corporate ban might be unwise. "An across-the-board ban on all fantasy football or sports websites is likely to backfire and cause a drop in morale, loyalty and, ironically, productivity," he said.

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There are a couple of spots open, if anybody wants to screw their employer out of their fair share....Draft is Thurs, Aug 28th, at 9PM, eastern.....

#1 | Posted by American1st at 2014-08-14 09:59 PM | Reply | Flag:

if it's ESPN league, I'm in...

#2 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2014-08-14 10:13 PM | Reply | Flag:

And it's worth every penny it costs money grubbing corporations.

We humans work for you to make ends meet not to make your extravagant lives better.

#3 | Posted by Tor at 2014-08-14 11:56 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

#3 | POSTED BY TOR

No, you work to do the job you're paid to do. That's a huge issue.

If your work ethic is so crappy that you think you should be paid for goofing off on the clock, you need to take a deep look at yourself, because with that attitude, you're not worth what you think you are as an employee.

#4 | Posted by Lohocla at 2014-08-15 12:01 AM | Reply | Flag:

#3 | POSTED BY TOR

Hmm..unless of course, you're being sarcastic. :) If so, then carry on.

#5 | Posted by Lohocla at 2014-08-15 12:02 AM | Reply | Flag:

"work to do the job you're paid to do"

Ha!

Most people work far more than they're paid for.

#6 | Posted by Tor at 2014-08-15 12:16 AM | Reply | Flag:

Banning websites on company computers is silly with the pervasiveness of the smartphone. You can make the argument that I am not using company bandwidth, but I am willing to bet I waste more time using my phone than if I could just check these pages on the computer at my desk.

#7 | Posted by schmanch at 2014-08-15 07:39 AM | Reply | Flag:

How much did the first 7 posters cost their companies? Well, actually 8.

#8 | Posted by CrisisStills at 2014-08-15 08:13 AM | Reply | Flag:

#2 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2014-08-14 10:13 PM | Reply |

Sorry, but it's NFL.com. You're more than welcome to join, anyhow.

#9 | Posted by American1st at 2014-08-15 09:07 AM | Reply | Flag:

#6 | POSTED BY TOR

This is true, but do you think that attitude helps or hinders? If you goof off on the job do you still expect a raise or promotion and do you complain when it doesn't happen?

#10 | Posted by Lohocla at 2014-08-15 09:09 AM | Reply | Flag:

fantasy sports is a big waste of time, but a fun waste of time. i play fantasy baseball, but not football. i'm too good at football, but not so good at baseball. last year i vowed that if i won my league again (3rd year in a row) that i would go cold turkey. i did, and... so far so good-- i haven't joined a league yet.

my baseball team, c.c.c. (which stands for castro's commie clubbers--i have four cubans on my team) is currently in 5th place, ho-hum.

after this afternoon, when i drive down to bwi and fly the hell out of this country, i probably won't care to play much in the near future anyway. moving overseas to a new set of adventures will do that to you.

i'll miss the best buy gift cards that espn gives me every year tho...

#11 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2014-08-15 10:31 AM | Reply | Flag:

anyway, i'm so f***king good at ff that i should be making joe flacco money anyway...

#12 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2014-08-15 10:33 AM | Reply | Flag:

I'm too busy with my fantasy sex life. You should see my harem =D.

#13 | Posted by kanrei at 2014-08-15 10:35 AM | Reply | Flag:

Wait'll we sue our employers for our our fantasy concussions and they'll see what it REALLY costs!

#14 | Posted by DeadSpin at 2014-08-15 11:21 AM | Reply | Flag:

Everyone needs to take breaks, if the people that play FF could not play it they would use about the same amount of time to relax some other way while working. People are not slaves that should be expected to work every second they are on the clock.

#15 | Posted by THomewood at 2014-08-15 11:35 AM | Reply | Flag:

Everyone needs to take breaks

Exactly! I come here when I need a break from work and I work on my fantasy sex life when I need a break from here.

#16 | Posted by kanrei at 2014-08-15 11:38 AM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

No, you work to do the job you're paid to do. That's a huge issue.

If your work ethic is so crappy that you think you should be paid for goofing off on the clock, you need to take a deep look at yourself, because with that attitude, you're not worth what you think you are as an employee.

#4 | Posted by Lohocla

Yeah! WOrk Peeons WORK!

Nevermind that it's not healthy to not take breaks or change tasks! You signed up for this job!

Nevermind that doing the same thing repetitively can cause physical harm!

Nevermind that the human brain functions better when it can de-stress for a few minutes! We paid you to be a robot automoton, and if you can't do that, we'll get a real robot!

-keep cheering for the slave drivers. On your next break, you might want to look up stockholm syndrome.

#17 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2014-08-15 01:26 PM | Reply | Flag:

"Arbeit Macht Frei"

And no more than 6 minutes to pee per day!

#18 | Posted by donnerboy at 2014-08-15 03:11 PM | Reply | Flag:

Corporations (who are people, remember), need to understand that employees (real people) are not machines to be "tweaked" for maximum productivity. The nature and needs of being human preceded the invention of capitalism and corporations. What humans need in order to have healthy lives doesn't change much over time. They should try reading Maslow. A society that values money over every human need is doomed in the long term.

#19 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2014-08-15 03:28 PM | Reply | Flag:

Corporations (who are people, remember), need to understand that employees (real people) are not machines to be "tweaked" for maximum productivity.
#19 | POSTED BY WHODAMAN

That's something corporations won't need to learn, considering what's ahead of us in the near future:

#20 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2014-08-15 03:35 PM | Reply | Flag:

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Corporations (who are people, remember), need to understand that employees (real people) are not machines to be "tweaked" for maximum productivity. The nature and needs of being human preceded the invention of capitalism and corporations. What humans need in order to have healthy lives doesn't change much over time. They should try reading Maslow. A society that values money over every human need is doomed in the long term.

#19 | Posted by WhoDaMan

And PRODUCTIVITY is one of the things that has helped the rich get so much richer recently, while the middle class has suffered. Robots, technology, efficiency, all made workers more PRODUCTIVE, but instead of helping the workers live better, the employers and owners pocketed those gains themselves.

Decades ago, it was predicted that gains in productivity would help americans support themselves working far fewer hours. Instead, those gains were hoarded by the rich, big surprise.

#21 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2014-08-15 03:36 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

RSTY are you trying to make us all go neo-luddite?

PS tech turns to crap during disasters.

#22 | Posted by Tor at 2014-08-15 03:44 PM | Reply | Flag:

RSTY are you trying to make us all go neo-luddite?

No, no, no...just trying to make everyone acknowledge the inevitable and start discussing the steps we will need to take when human labor is deemed worthless by future capitalistic standards. IMO, socialism will be inevitable if we want to maintain the status-quo and consumer structure of America. Otherwise, the proverbial and hyperbolic 99% v. 1% class-war will be very real and not so hyperbolic.

It comes down to this: the argument that with significant advances in artificial intelligence and the advent of the robot economy will come more jobs for us humans to take over. The video I provided above is very convincing that although this may be true, it will not be significant enough to maintain the status-quo consumer society.

#23 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2014-08-15 04:00 PM | Reply | Flag:

Technology also requires infrastructure investment.

#24 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2014-08-15 04:07 PM | Reply | Flag:

TOR -

My response to your post wasn't very clear, but I hope you get the gist.

In the least, take 15 minutes to watch the video. Quite interesting stuff.

#25 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2014-08-15 04:12 PM | Reply | Flag:

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Technology also requires infrastructure investment.

#24 | Posted by WhoDaMan

Whoa! Those are bad words! Tax cuts for rich people are far more important.

#26 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2014-08-15 04:50 PM | Reply | Flag:

@ RSTYBEACH11

Watched it before I posted about it.

Make my paranoid luddite side get activated. ;)

#27 | Posted by Tor at 2014-08-15 05:08 PM | Reply | Flag:

#27 | POSTED BY TOR

HAHA! You can hate it all you want, but technology is comin' for our jobs.

#28 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2014-08-15 05:10 PM | Reply | Flag:

"technology is comin' for our jobs."

Perhaps the next step up from organic food will be human made products.

#29 | Posted by Tor at 2014-08-15 05:22 PM | Reply | Flag:

"Perhaps the next step up from organic food will be human made products."

Soylent Green is the future.

#30 | Posted by nullifidian at 2014-08-15 05:31 PM | Reply | Flag:

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