Skipping Work After the Big Game

By Cynthia Kong on January 24, 2019 at 8:17am

SKIPPING WORK AFTER THE BIG GAME

54% of professionals know someone who’s called in sick or made an excuse for skipping work the day after a sporting event, such as the Super Bowl

TOTAL AGE 18-34 AGE 35-54 AGE 55+ GENDER MALE GENDER FEMALE
Yes 54% 65% 52% 36% 63% 44%
No 46% 35% 48% 64% 37% 56%

The most distracting or annoying employee behavior when it comes to major sporting events, according to senior managers:

42% Calling in sick/making an excuse for skipping work the day after
18% Spending too much time talking sports
17% Showing up the day after tired/under the weather
15% Being a poor sport/overly competitive
8% Overdoing it with team decorations/attire

Cities with the most managers annoyed by workers playing hooky:

#1: Cleveland
#2: Denver
#3: Chicago

Source: OfficeTeam surveys of more than 1,000 workers and more than 2,800 senior managers in the United States

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