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By January 24, 2019 at 5:07am

SKIPPING WORK AFTER THE BIG GAME

37% 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 37% 43% 35% 31% 41% 34%
  No 63% 57% 65% 69% 59% 66%

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

46% Calling in sick/making an excuse for skipping work the day after
18% Spending too much time talking sports
18% Showing up the day after tired/under the weather
12% Being a poor sport/overly competitive
6% Overdoing it with team decorations/attire

Source: OfficeTeam surveys of more than 1,000 workers and more than 600 senior managers in Canada

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