The Monday after the Super Bowl is not traditionally regarded as one of the year’s better work days. As this article notes, an estimated 1.5 million employees will call in sick and another 4.4 million workers will come in late. Those who do make it into the office on schedule often stand around the water cooler chatting about the half-time show and the commercials. Thus, the question begs to be asked: Would it be better to hold the Super Bowl on Saturday?
We’ve all heard the advice that staying home is the best thing to do when you’re sick because you’ll get better faster and keep from infecting your co-workers. In reality, though, many employees choose to tough-it-out instead.
Wives looking for a health boost may want to encourage their husbands to put in some overtime, at least according to a new study by the University of Texas. As this article notes, a study of 4,000 middle-aged men and women found that women whose husbands worked more than 50 hours a week boasted the highest health rating. Unfortunately for men, the favor wasn’t returned: Men whose wives worked between 41 and 49 hours got the lowest scores.