Survey: Holiday Office Parties Are Making You Sick
The second weekend in December is upon us and that can only mean one thing – holiday office parties!
When I first came across this info I was concerned:
In a recent survey of more than two-thousand American workers, 64-percent say they have either called in sick, or know someone who has done so the day after a holiday office party.
That’s terrible – those poor people pout having fun getting sick in the process. Was it all of those germs, maybe food poisoning, mad cow? Nope.
The reason: hangovers.
Half of the people who said they went to work the day after the party said they were hungover or knew someone who was.
Fifty-five percent of those who went to work admitted to checking-out mentally, and some admitted to putting off work or leaving work early the day after a holiday office party.
Boy don’t I feel like an idiot. Should have seen that one coming. Be careful – and smart – out there this weekend. And if you have to call in sick Monday, good luck getting anyone to believe you!