Survey Finds Day after Big Game Should be Holiday

While most people love a good Super Bowl party, the problem is it’s  on a Sunday, which means partying too hard can make it a bit tough to  get up for work the next day. Well, it turns out a lot of HR managers  think people shouldn’t have to. A new poll by OfficeTeam finds that 72%  of HR managers think the day after the Super Bowl should be a paid  holiday from work.

Of course, it's not like a lot of employees don’t take off work  anyway. In fact, 27% of workers say they’ve called in sick after a major  sporting event like the Super Bowl, the NBA Finals or the World Series,  while another 32% have been late to the office the day after a big  game. Not surprising, younger employees, ages 18 to 34 (40%) and males  (36%) are most likely to skip work after a sporting event, and they are  also most likely to be late (44% and 42% respectively).

And even if they are in the office, a lot of employees wind  up waisting work time talking about the game. Workers claim to spend  about 27 minutes each day on sports-related activities, although male  employees spend the most time (37 minutes) as do those 18 to 34 (35  minutes). 

Source: OfficeTeam