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    Default Anyone working in an office without the Olympics on?

    I'm working with some ultra authoritarian (and useless) managers behind me and they have, as a show of strength - removed the olympics from 3 redundant screens ; forcing people to ask for a 5 minuter.

    Who does or doesn't have access to the olympics at work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scoobos View Post
    I'm working with some ultra authoritarian (and useless) managers behind me and they have, as a show of strength - removed the olympics from 3 redundant screens ; forcing people to ask for a 5 minuter.

    Who does or doesn't have access to the olympics at work?
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    Anyone working in an office without the Olympics on?
    Who does or doesn't have access to the olympics at work?

    Two different questions

    I could turn the TV in my (home) office on, but I don't need any additional distractions TBH.

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    Distractions like, say - this forum?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scoobos View Post
    Distractions like, say - this forum?
    Hence the word additional.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scoobos View Post
    I'm working with some ultra authoritarian (and useless) managers behind me and they have, as a show of strength - removed the olympics from 3 redundant screens ; forcing people to ask for a 5 minuter.

    Who does or doesn't have access to the olympics at work?
    Wow managers making people work rather than watching who can throw a stick the furthest. Ask for a 5 minute what?

    Ive always worked for companies who are trying to make money so never experienced this sort of concept. Is it a public sector thing?

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    Screens up all over the place here - sound turned up when UK are competing.

    It was annoying when Draghi spoke the other day and spoiled it.

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    I'm still lounging on the bench so the Olympics being on has been beautiful. Its Olympics all day every day at my office.

    I hit a bit of a low spot after Wimbledon finished then the Olympics arrived and my days were all bright and shiny again.

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    One of the permies was streaming something on a laptop yesterday afternoon. I think it was some sport several of them were interested in, as a few of them were gathered round it at one point. I didn't pay much attention to be honest.

    I daresay I could stream it if I wanted to, but a) I don't want to; and b) I'm enjoying working on this stuff I'm charging them for, and don't need the distraction.

    Might put CBBC on later as it's Friday

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    Everyone here is watching it. So internet slow. I think I should tell on them all!

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