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What is 'Super Sick Monday' and why are millions planning to take it off?

Posted at 9:14 PM, Feb 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-04 22:14:48-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – If you plan to call out “sick” Monday, you better think of a good excuse because you aren’t alone. 

A whopping 14 million working Americans are expected to call out of work the day after Super Bowl LII. The day has been dubbed “Super Sick Monday.”

The Workforce Institute at Kronos and Mucinex published a recent survey that found 1 in 5 Americans called in sick the Monday after the big game in years past. That’s about 19 percent of the American workforce. 

Another 25 percent say they feel that the Monday after the Super Bowl should be a national holiday. 

The online poll surveyed over 2,000 people in the United States.