Updated Feb 3, 2012 - 8:47 am
Consultant: Employers need to be ready for "Super Bowl Monday"
PHOENIX - Take a look around the office today. There's a good chance that some of your co-workers that are there today won't be at work on Monday.
The reason? The Super Bowl.
"The day after is going to be a day of impaired productivity, for sure," says Valley Human Resource Consultant Jack Milligan of Leathers, Milligan and Associates. He says a lot of people will overdo it at a Super Bowl party on Sunday, and will call in sick on Monday.
"I've heard statistics that go as far as to say there's an absentee rate of between six and nine million people on the Monday after the Super bowl," Milligan says.
A columnist for Bleacher Report-dot-com says the day after the Superbowl should be made a national holiday. That's because too many people are worn out from the night before, and productivity will be off.
Milligan doesn't agree with the holiday idea. He says even though the game, Madonna's halftime show, and even the commercials will be the talk of the office, Americans can multitask. "You can think about football, and still do a lot of the work that we do in America," says Milligan.
Milligan says efficient bosses are getting ready for Super Bowl Monday
"Those who know that they depend upon a certain core workforce to get a certain amount of work through are already doing contigency planning on what the schedule is for Super Bowl Monday," says Milligan.