The First Two Days of March Madness Will Cost Companies $134 Million in Lost Productivity:
March Madness starts at noon this Thursday, and there'll be games during the day on Friday too.
And according to a new survey, the games will cause a LOT of us to ignore our jobs.
One in three people plan to spend more than three hours each DAY watching basketball at work . . . and another three million people will watch between one and three hours at work.
Most of them will watch on their work computers, and all that extra streaming video will slow down company internet speeds . . . which means that even people who AREN'T watching basketball are going to be less productive than they usually are.
Overall, companies will lose about $134 million in productivity on Thursday and Friday, just because of the tournament.
And that doesn't even include all the time that workers will spend BEFORE Thursday, organizing office pools and researching which teams to pick for their brackets.
19% of People Believe Aliens Have Visited Earth, 13% Believe the Moon Landing was Fake, and 5% Think Elvis is Alive:
Here are some results from a new survey on aliens, fairies, and conspiracy theories.
64% of adults believe there is intelligent life somewhere else in the universe.
19% take it a step further . . . and believe aliens have visited Earth in UFOs.
13% believe the moon landings were fake, and man has never visited the moon.
6% believe in FAIRIES.
And finally, 5% believe ELVIS faked his death and may still be alive.
A Woman is Arrested for Stealing an Enormous Amount of Lube:
Last week, 18-year-old Rachel Waiters was arrested for shoplifting an INCREDIBLE AMOUNT OF LUBE from a Spencer's Gifts in Bradenton, Florida.
Security became suspicious when they saw Rachel dump an entire case of free lube samples in her purse. Yes, they're free samples . . . but you're only supposed to take one. So they called the cops.
They asked Rachel if she had stolen lube in her pockets. Then she pulled out some tubes she'd hidden in her pants. And during a pat down, a female officer found MORE lube under Rachel's shirt, and more shoved down her pants.
It's not clear exactly how much lube she stole . . . or why she needed SO MUCH. But she was arrested.
Three Signs a Job Isn't Worth Applying For:
#1.) You're Way Underqualified. If you're close, then go for it. But if you're missing any key skills, or you only have three years experience and they want EIGHT, you probably shouldn't bother.
#2.) You Have to Convince Yourself You Want the Job. A lot of people have done this: You see a job that clearly says you'll have to work weekends . . . or you'll have to relocate . . . or whatever.
And even though you WOULDN'T actually be willing to do those things, you apply for it anyway, because you like SOME aspects of the job description, and you're desperate.
But in the end, if you're not willing to meet ALL of the requirements . . . especially big ones like relocating . . . it's not the right job. And if you end up getting an interview or an offer, it'll just be a waste of everyone's time.
#3.) You Think It Might Be a Scam. The first clue that a job listing isn't legit is when it sounds too good to be true. And the next clue is when it's missing a lot of key information . . . like a company name, or a link to a website.
You especially have to be careful when you're looking at jobs on Craigslist. If there's ever any doubt, just Google some of the text from the job posting. And if it's a scam, chances are other people are onto it.