Video: How to watch March Madness at work and not get fired
As you know, today, the NCAA men's basketball tournament, aka March Madness, gets underway in earnest; we're not counting those play-in games, and neither should you. And with both the CU Buffs and the CSU Rams in the field, there's even more incentive than usual for us to watch the games on the job, rather than, you know, do that lame work stuff.
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How to get away with it? The folks at Howcast.com have created a video filled with tips. We've supplemented the clip by breaking down the suggestions, sports-geek style. Count down all eight steps below.
8. Learn how to watch the games online
For everyone who isn't still using a Razr from 2005 (guilty as charged), this is a no-brainer. But just in case you're clueless, NCAA.com's March Madness link is the one to click -- if, that is, your workplace doesn't block streaming video. If it does, you may have to take more desperate measures. But for now, let's move on.
7. Offer to run your office pool
By taking on this chore, you've got a built-in excuse to spend more time today watching basketball than earning a paycheck in the usual way -- probably. If your boss is a jerk, though, being publicly known as Bracket Guy might make you first victim in his daily game of Whac-A-Mole. Be careful.
6. Get in early on game days
A little late for this one today, but it should work tomorrow. If you hit the office first thing and schedule meetings before the games get underway, you can offer evidence of actual accomplishment if that fun-killing supervisor catches you indulging in hoops-watching.
5. No paraphernalia -- of the school spirit sort
Want to make sure your fearless leader keeps you under a microscope throughout the tournament? Hang up a pennant or a poster of your favorite team in your cubicle. On second thought, don't.
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