With 17.2 million missing employees, today is anticipated to be the largest-ever anticipated day of “Super Bowl-related absenteeism” since the phenomena started being tracked in 2005 by The Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated and conducted by The Harris Poll.*
17.2 million | American workers who say they may not go to work the Monday after Super Bowl LIII. The record-setting number surpasses the previous high estimate.
4.7 million | Workers who said they will take a last-minute sick day even though they are not actually sick.
8 million | Workers reporting they would be taking a pre-approved day off.
1% | Percentage of retail/food service/hospitality associates who will take the day off.
5% | Percentage of medical facility/hospital employees who will take the day off.
22 million employees may go into work late.
31 million | Workers who will leave early
12.5 million | Workers who will work remotely.
Bosses are susceptible to Super Bowl fever
36% | Percentage of senior-level/executive leaders who say they may not work their normal hours on Super Bowl Monday.
9.4 million | Undecided about their Super Bowl Monday work plans.
20% | Percentage of junior and mid-level employees who say the same.
62% | Percentage of senior-level/executive leaders who admit they think it’s funny when co-workers call in sick the day after the Super Bowl
51%| Percentage of junior and mid-level employees who say the same
45% | Percentage of employees aged 18-34 confess they are more likely to have anxiety about going back to work the Monday after the Super Bowl than any other Sunday during the year.
*”The “Super Bowl Fever survey” was conducted online from Jan. 9-11, 2019 among 1,107 employed U.S. adults aged 18 and older.