These are heady times in our little hamlet called Green Bay. The excitement is palpable as our football team is playing in Super Bowl XLV. Everywhere you turn, people are dressed in green and gold and conversation inevitably turns to what will happen in this weekend's game.
However, some are taking this weekend's festivities a bit far. At least one Green Bay organization is experiencing a significant number of personal and family illness days being submitted for Friday, February 4, 2011, and Monday, February 7, 2011. Amazing how people can anticipate being sick several days in advance.
With 85-90% of TVs in this area expected to be turned to the Super Bowl on Sunday, it is understandable that absence might be a little higher the day after, especially if the home town Packers emerge victorious.
So, how does your organization handle absenteeism on the day after the Super Bowl? Will cases of personal and family illness be subject to verification by a doctor?
Confession: I will be attending the game and flying back from Dallas on Monday. So, count me as absent.