Why employers hate the day after the Super Bowl

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If you’re hoping for a quiet day at the office, with few people around to interrupt you, then Monday should be perfect.

Absentee rates generally spike the day after the Big Game, which is frequently celebrated with a Big Bash in millions of homes.

Then comes the Big Sickout for millions of businesses.

More than half the office may not show up on Monday, the day after the Super Bowl. This is the conclusion of new research tracking office absences the day after a major sports event.

“More than half of professionals (54 percent) know someone who’s called in sick or made an excuse for skipping work following a big game. That’s up from 41 percent three years ago,” according to a new study by the staffing firm OfficeTeam.

“It definitely can be distracting and affect office productivity,” said Abigail Thomas, OfficeTeam’s Midtown manager.

Sixty-one million Americans plan to attend a Super Bowl party today and 44 million Americans plan to host one, according to the National Retail Federation.

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