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Poll: Brazilian workers will be allowed to skip work to watch 2014 World Cup – but will you? | SIDELINE

Seventy-three percent of Brazilian workers will see their daily work schedules altered in order to watch this summer's World Cup, according to a poll conducted by business magainze Valor.

Thirty-nine percent of companies surveyed said they will allow their employees to watch the World Cup at the office, while 34 percent said they will let employees leave early to watch the matches.

In other words, "Screw working today, because Brazil are playing. And that's what's really important."

As it should be.

Furthermore, 52 percent of human resource managers surveyed said the World Cup will have a positive impact on employee motivation, while 23 percent expect negative impact a negative impact.

Sure, if you like productivity from your employees. Otherwise, no way could there be any kind of negative impact.

Which leads us to the obvious question: will, and how will, you be watching the USMNT, El Tri or your other national team of choice this summer while you're stuck at work?


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