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March Madness infiltrates the office

With March Madness kicking into high gear, office pools will likely be a common sight in the office.

Buzzer beaters, Cinderellas and upsets are on their way.

With March Madness kicking into high gear, office pools will likely be a common sight in the office. Nearly one-in-five workers (18 per cent) said they have participated in March Madness pools at work, according to CareerBuilder’s annual survey conducted among more than 8,000 workers.

Men vs. Women

Men are more likely to get in on March Madness in the office than women. Twenty-four per cent of male workers said they have participated in March Madness pools in the office, compared to 11 per cent of females.

Unusual pools

March Madness isn’t the only reason workers are signing up for office pools. Workers also reported the most unusual office pools they’ve placed bets on:

• How far the Dow Jones would drop that week.

• Number of emails new manager would send in one day.

• Who in the office would win a burrito eating contest.

• When the gigantic snow pile in the parking lot would melt.

• Co-workers’ cholesterol numbers.

• When the building would be condemned.

• How long it would take for someone to break up.

• Who would be the next Pope.

 
 
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