Super Bowl blackout results in even more of you people calling in sick today
To be fair, the think tank would not be able to produce raw numbers on how many people called in sick today, February 4, 2013, because the business day is still in progress. On top of that, a bunch of them are probably out of the office today because they called in sick.
The 34-minute blackout at Super Bowl XLVII is expected to cause more people to call in sick on this Super Bowl Monday. "Given that last night’s game was extended by the blackout, you could guess that people drank more and ate more junk food because the opportunity to do so was extended," Joyce Maroney, director of the Kronos Workforce Institute told NBC's "Today". "The later people stayed out, got home or went to bed, that’s only going to exacerbate people’s fatigue. If they did overindulge, the hangover effect is going to be higher."
I know I continued drinking heavily throughout the duration of that Super Bowl blackout. The game ended at 10:48 p.m. ET, the latest end time ever for a Super Bowl. Too bad for the broadcast of "Elementary" on CBS after the game.
The latest study on "Super Bowl Hangover Monday" estimates that 6 percent of the U.S. workforce calls in sick the day after the Super Bowl, resulting in seven million Americans being out of the office taking an unplanned sick day today.
Researchers have already proven that Monday is the most common day for employees to call in sick. A full 35% of all sick leave is taken on Mondays.
And this is an especially sick Monday, because so many of us blacked out after the Super Bowl blackout.