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Accounting News Roundup: Holy Accounting; Unhappy Managers; Marriage and Stalled Careers | 11.24.14

Pope Francis on the role of accountants in society [CGMA]
ICYMI, Frank expects a lot from you: "The current economic climate makes the issue of work even more pressing. Given your professional vantage point, you are fully aware of the dramatic reality faced by so many people whose employment is precarious, or have lost their job, of so many families who are affected by that, of so many young people in search of their first job and of decent work.”

Why Middle Managers Are So Unhappy [HBR]
The Horrible Bosses franchise is on to something: "Fundamentally our data confirms that an ineffective leader generates dissatisfied, uncommitted employees. The average employee commitment score for the group we studied was at the 3rd percentile (that is 97% of their colleagues were more committed than they). But they were not alone: the average employee commitment score for all the employees working for that same leader was only at the 20th percentile — meaning pretty much everyone was unhappy."

If Your Career Stalled Because of Your Husband, Call It Like It Is [Jezebel]
"It's one thing for two people to honestly negotiate who gets to be the most satisfied and nurtured by their career with constraints beyond their control—more of that, please, everybody. But when every study shows it's near impossible to do that, and that men are near universally leading the results in these polls, it might be time to stop serving up so much well-intentioned bullshit and stop calling this egalitarian. After all, how does anything change if we're all believing our own myths?"

It's true.

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An average NFL game: more than 100 commercials and just 11 minutes of play [Quartz]
Amazing: "The 11 minutes of action was famously calculated a few years ago by the Wall Street Journal. Its analysis found that an average NFL broadcast spent more time on replays (17 minutes) than live play. The plurality of time (75 minutes) was spent watching players, coaches, and referees essentially loiter on the field."