Should The Day After The Super Bowl Be A Holiday? [POLL]
We certainly need a day of rest here in Patriots nation.
Pat's fans around New England were up late last night to see the outcome of an incredible game. The Patriots made the biggest comeback in Super Bowl history with a 34-28 win over the Falcons.
Employees at Heinz have today off as the company feels the Monday following the Super Bowl should be a national holiday. Matter of fact, they started a petition to create the holiday they call 'Smunday.'
If the petition gets over 100,000 signatures Heinz says they'll send it to Congress. They say on the Monday after the Super Bowl: "Statistics show over 16 million people call in sick or just don’t show up to work. And for those that do, productivity plummets so far that the country loses on average around $1 billion (true story). Enough with the madness."
We don't know where they got their figures, but according to a 2008 study 1.5 million people call in sick on 'Super Bowl Monday.' 4.4 million people are late to work on this day, and 10% of employees take today as a personal day.
What do you think?