You may notice your office is emptier than normal on Monday. That's because 17.5 million people are expected to stay home with Super Bowl Fever.
A survey by the Workforce Institute at Kronos Inc. found 11 million plan to use PTO for the day which they already got approved, but 4.7 million plan to call out sick before work on February 3. For years there have been calls to make the Monday after the Super Bowl a public holiday.
A poll from SurveyGizmo found that 49% of employees would rather work Presidents Day, Martin Luther King's birthday or Columbus Day rather than the day after the Super Bowl. One in 10 would be willing to work Christmas or Thanksgiving to have the day after the big game off, and even more would prefer to come to work on the Fourth of July, New Year's Day or Memorial Day.