12% of employees plan to skip work the Monday after the Super Bowl
Despite playing no active role in the Super Bowl game itself, 11.8 percent of your coworkers will call out sick on Monday to recuperate after sustaining minor injuries, head trauma or fatigue.
Whatever their reason for playing hooky, more than a tenth of employees plan to be out of the office Feb. 4, according to a survey conducted by Monster, meaning you can look forward to a quiet day at the office (which will be great if you’re nursing your own hangover, but also could mean extra work.)
Of course, some might rally and not go through with using a sick day or vacation day. Monster found only 9.4 percent of people have ever actually called out sick post-Super Bowl celebrations.
If you’re one of those employees not planning on going in on Monday, there’s a good chance your boss or hiring manager might be absent, too.
Monster also surveyed the heads of companies and heads of hiring at various size organizations, and found that these individuals were even more likely to say they’d taken the day off — almost 14 percent had called out sick the day after the Super Bowl to recover from partying.