It’s the day after the Super Bowl and it’s always hard to get up early and go to school or work. But, what if I told you that Americans wants the day after the Super Bowl to be a Holiday.
Over 100 million people tune in on the Day of the Super Bowl and millions want a day off after the Super Bowl. In fact, 27% of employees skip a day of work for the Super Bowl and 52% have called in sick or made an excuse. Also, after the super bowl, 32% arrive late to work. Although skipping work and calling in sick is one reason for the holiday there are other things affecting it. For instance, on average Americans consume as much as on the day of Thanksgiving. Not to mention toward all the people that are hungover as well. “Personally I don’t think we should have a holiday after the Super Bowl because it’s isn't fair toward other big events,” said Leila Pozzi. But comments like these haven’t stopped this trial.
In fact, large companies like Kraft Heinz has been getting on the situation, and have even created a petition pledging that if they receive over 100,000 signatures it will be sent to the Congress. The cause of this action from Kraft Heinz all started when they lose millions of dollars due to their employees not attending work the day after the Super Bowl. So they thought why not declare a day after the Super Bowl to let all the people that work to have a day off. Due to this petition, it is causing back and forth outlasted on Twitter such as “Are Americans really so lazy that we are petitioning to get the day after the Super Bowl as a national holiday? #JustGoToWork #seriously.” said Monica Carolina.
So should the day after the Super Bowl be a holiday? Do people really want to take a day off after WATCHING a game? We can’t tell the future but that all up to the people of America.
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