Except in the United States (for the most part), the World Cup is a huge deal. My brother, for example, works for an American multinational in Brazil and the company had to bring in TV sets for workers to watch games lest half the office be out sick on game days. It’s just the way it is there – we love football – and foreigners doing business with Brazil just need to adjust. But if you’re the person trying to get some information from my brother while he and his co-workers are watching a game, you might get frustrated. Who cares if they’ll make up for the work later, you need the numbers now!
So, is the World Cup affecting your work? If so, how are you dealing with it?