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'Super Sick Monday' After Super Bowl Could Clear Out the Office

'Super Sick Monday' After Super Bowl Could Clear Out the Office
A Super Bowl LII hat is shown during the AFC Championship Game between the New England Patriots and the Jacksonville Jaguars at Gillette Stadium on Jan. 21, 2018, in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

By    |   Friday, 02 February 2018 02:16 PM

"Super Sick Monday" could slam workplaces the day after the Super Bowl, regardless of who wins, with an estimated 13.9 million Americans expected to call out sick, according to a new study.

The study, done by the Workforce Institute at Kronos and Mucinex, stated that Monday, like past post-Super Bowl days, will be one of the biggest sick days of the year for employees, USA Today reported.

Last year, some 16.5 million Americans said they anticipated calling in sick Monday because of Sunday's Super Bowl, the newspaper stated.

"We know that a late night watching the big game can make it hard to get up and go to work the next day," Brian Dolan, equity lead for U.S. Health at British multinational consumer goods company Rickitt Benckiser, said in a statement from Mucinex.

"As a brand that takes pride in helping fight sickness and avoid missed time at work, we decided to give a wink to this once-a-year cultural phenomenon, when people choose to take a personal day on their own terms," Dolan continued.

Even human resource managers would like to see employees get a break the day after the Super Bowl, according to an Office Team survey released last month.

In the survey 72 percent of human resource managers said the day after big football games should be a holiday from work. Some 27 percent of employees said they have called in sick after big sporting events.

Thirty-two percent of employees said they had been late for work the day after a major sporting event, the survey stated.

"We've been researching the big game's effect on the workforce for more than a decade and while numbers may fluctuate each year, one clear fact remains: #SuperSickMonday is often the biggest day in America for calling out of work," Joyce Maroney, executive director of the Workforce Institute at Kronos, said in the Mucinex statement.

"Employers are likely to notice quieter workplaces come Monday, and our advice is to embrace the big game and use it as an opportunity to build camaraderie in the workplace, while encouraging employees to communicate their likely need for a day off well before kickoff," Maroney continued.

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The day after the Super Bowl, "Super Sick Monday" could slam workplaces regardless of who wins, with an estimated 13.9 million Americans expected to call out sick, according to a new study.
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