14 million people are expected to call out sick after the Super Bowl

Super Sick Monday!


Roughly 14 million people are planning to call work with a sick excuse on Monday after the Super Bowl. 

An estimated 13.9 million Americans will call in sick on Monday after Super Bowl LII, according to a survey released on Wednesday by the Workforce Institute at Kronos and Mucinex.

The Monday after the action-packed day is infamously known as a day where people call off work. 

Last year 16.5 million people across the country planned sick days because of the game.   

"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," said Joyce Maroney, executive director of the Workforce Institute at Kronos Inc, according to AJC. 

"There's been a bad flu strain this year and it may have an impact on people calling out on Monday, but we don't anticipate it playing a major role in changing the stats," said Brian Dolan, Equity Lead for U.S. Health at RB, owner of Mucinex.

He added that location could impact where a person is and when they plan to call. 

The survey also found that 25 per cent of the 2,000 survey takers felt that the day after the Super Bowl should be a national holiday. 

Heinz, last year, started a petition to determine if others felt the day should be given off and gave their staff the day off anyway, citing poor performance as the reason. 

The survey found that 20 per cent of Americans have called off sick at some point after the Super Bowl. 

Twenty-six per cent of respondents claim to have a fever while 14 per cent say they have a sore throat and 12 per cent say they have a headache.