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Phoenix Business Journal: 3 Reasons Why Playing Fantasy Football Can Get You Fired

9.9.14

Shayna Balch was a guest blogger for the Phoenix Business Journal on September 9, 2014.

In the article, Shayna discusses three reasons why playing fantasy football on the job could get an employee fired. 

  1. Fantasy football is gambling:  Participation in any form of gambling through the use of company time or through the use of company equipment or any other company resource more than likely will be prohibited by your employer.
  2. Fantasy football is a productivity killer: A recent study conducted by Challenger, Gray & Christmas, a global employment consulting firm, estimates that employees who participate in fantasy football will probably spend a minimum of two hours per day managing their fantasy teams.
  3. In Arizona, fantasy football pools are technically illegal: Employers have every right to classify participating in fantasy football leagues as illegal activity and a terminable offense.

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