Celtics flu could result in many sick calls tomorrow
A combination of tonight's big basketball game and a good weather forecast could have Hub bosses dealing with rampant absenteeism tomorrow, according to Kronos Inc., a Chelmsford company that specializes in what it calls "global workforce management solutions."
One Kronos workforce management solution is "employee time tracking," and the company's analysis of absentee patterns has found that employees calling in sick can often spike after big sporting events such as the Super Bowl.
Companies with lots of employees between the ages of 18 and 34 are especially vulnerable, as this demographic tends to have a spotty attendance record on the day after big games, Kronos said.
On the East Coast, Super Bowl games normally kick off shortly after 6 p.m. But tonight's Game 7 that features the Boston Celtics playing the Lakers in Los Angeles isn't scheduled to get underway until 9 p.m., meaning that many local viewers will be in the full night-owl mode. Throw in a local weather forecast that predicts a nice summer day just before the start of a weekend, and the result could be an outbreak of empty cubicles tomorrow.
"Whether fans will be up late celebrating or drowning their sorrows, Mass. companies look to take a hit tomorrow with employees calling out sick," Kronos said in what might be described as a boss advisory.