“The buffalo wings that made me sick–not the booze.”


A new survey commissioned in January by The Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated and conducted by Harris Poll1 suggests that an estimated 16.5 million2 employed U.S. adults may miss work the day after Super Bowl 50 due to the game, with nearly 10.5 million3 Americans having already requested or plan to request the day off in advance.

The “Super Bowl 50 Fever Sidelines Employees” survey was conducted online from Jan. 27-29, 2016 among 2,042 U.S. adults ages 18 and older. All percentages set forth below are based directly from the survey results, while estimates set forth below for the number of people who may not go to work or may show up to work late on Monday because of the Super Bowl have been extrapolated from the correlation between the survey results and the fact that there are 149.9 million employed people in America (per U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics January 2016 report).

One in 10 U.S. workers may not go to work on Monday because of the Super Bowl.

  • A whopping 16.5 million Americans say they might not go to work on Super Bowl Monday because of the game airing Sunday night. In fact, 10.5 million Americans have already requested or plan to request the entire day off in advance, with the rest considering calling in sick Monday morning.

  • Another estimated 7.5 million4Americans say they may show up late to work Super Bowl Monday.



In the height of my codependency “dis”-ease, I believed it was my job to call in sick for my husband when he had a hangover.

If not me, then who?

After all, I was Diane the Dependable.

With the help of the Twelve Steps and my Higher Power, I have discovered I am not responsible for others. As I work on my own recovery, situations are falling into a peace-filled place. One day at a time.

 . . . That’s why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good (Romans 8:28 MSG).