An estimated 14 million people plan to call in sick on Monday, the day after the Super Bowl.
That makes Monday one of the most popular sick days of the year, according to a study from Kronos and Mucinex. A recent survey commissioned by Mucinex and The Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated revealed that 1 in 5 employed Americans (19 percent) claimed they have previously missed work on the Monday after the Big Game.
Additionally, 25 percent feel that the Monday after the Big Game should be considered a national holiday. Mucinex said the sick calls could go up even higher this year, since many people are legitimately sick with the flu.
Mucinex gave a nod to this “sick day” trend, #SuperSickMonday.
Millions of Americans take #SuperSickMonday off. On a scale of 🤧 to 🤢 how fake sick will you be?— Mucinex (@Mucinex) January 29, 2018