Employers can expect Monday to be very unproductive as an estimated 14 million people are expected to call out sick with some sort of post-Super Bowl illness.
A survey conducted by the Workforce Institute at Kronos and Mucinex found that 13.9 million workers expect to have a "bad cough" or "stomach virus" or "the flu" on Monday. The Executive Director of Kronos says, "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.
"The survey also found that 25 percent of people believe the day after the Super Bowl should be a national holiday. 20 percent of Americans say they have used a sick day the Monday after the Super Bowl. A fever is the most common excuse given by employees, followed by a sore throat and a headache.