Call it the Stupor Bowl: One-tenth of U.S. workers likely to skip work Monday

The adrenaline rush from the big game—along with over-imbibing and too many nachos and wings—will keep many at home. The good news: Your commute should be faster and smoother.

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Some people will use any good reason to miss work. Recovering from the Super Bowl is probably as good a reason as any.

According to a new survey commissioned in January by The Workforce Institute at Kronos and conducted by the Harris Poll, “an estimated 16.5 million employed U.S. adults may miss work the day after Super Bowl 50 due to the game, with nearly 10.5 million” Americans having already requested or planning to request the day off in advance.

In other words, one in 10 U.S. workers may not go to work on Monday because of the Super Bowl (and many more in Denver or Charlotte depending on the outcome of Sunday’s championship game).

Here are the highlights from the survey:

In our fragmented, technology-obsessed world, there are very few things that bring large numbers of Americans together anymore. audiences are isolated and disjoined, notwithstanding the occasional presidential debate—and, of course, ultra-hyped championship sporting events.

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