Monday, June 7, 2010

A Losing Battle

Mexican bosses are trying to nip World Cup labor slowdowns in the bud, with a spokeswoman for the Secretariat of the Public Function (which sounds like a creepy agency that would be in charge of lobotomizing Mexicans, but of course is not) reiterating that government employees don't have the right to miss work to watch Mexico play. Despite this admonishment, Manpower estimates a loss in productivity of 20 percent across the board during the event, and previous World Cups indicate that missed shifts are set to tick upwards by a couple of percentage points. As a way of dealing with the inevitable, many businesses are setting up screens to broadcast the games, altering schedules, and trying to be flexible so as to not effect this most sacred of moments. Everyone, that is, except for Chivas.

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