Euro 2004 matches banned for half the UK workforce

Almost
half of Brits (49 per cent) will not be allowed to watch Euro 2004 matches at
work under any circumstances.

According
to job site Monster’s latest survey, 19 per cent of Brits have sport-fanatic
bosses, who allow them to watch matches at any time. A further 10 per cent of
respondents will only be allowed to watch the final, on Sunday 4 July.

The
‘Monster Meter’ asked: ‘Will you be allowed to watch Euro 2004 matches during
working hours?’, and 460 Brits voted, saying:


49 per cent (225):      No, watching
sports on TV is not allowed under any circumstances


22 per cent (102):      Yes, but only if
it’s during my break


19 per cent (88):        Yes, at any time
– my boss is a sports fanatic


10 per cent (45):        Yes, but only the
final

Colin
Byrne, CEO of PR agency Weber Shandwick, said: "Being a multinational
company, it is important to allow people to watch the matches they wish. It
goes without saying that sporting events increase workforce morale, which is
vital to the success of any company.

"I
have just sent out an e-mail to all staff inviting them to come and watch the
England vs Switzerland match on Thursday 17 June at 5pm," he added.
"We will be providing beer, wine, hotdogs and nibbles, and of course
plenty of patriotic decorations to get everyone in the mood."

www.monster.co.uk

By Quentin Reade

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