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Should the Monday after the Super Bowl become a national holiday?

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It is always hard to get up early Monday morning and head to work. It's worse when it comes right after Super Bowl Sunday.

According to a survey conducted by Robert Half International, 72 percent of the 306 human resource managers that participated want the day after the big game to be a holiday from work.

The organization also surveyed 1,011 employees, and 27 percent often call in sick the next day after a major sporting event. In addition, 32 percent of employees are late to work the next day following the big game.

Last year, Kraft-Heinz gave their employees the day off following the Super Bowl. They started a petition to make the Monday after the Super Bowl a national holiday.

At Heinz we believe in never settling. Never settling with food. And never settling in life.

We can all agree that going to work the Monday after the “Big Game” on Sunday is awful. So as far as we’re concerned at Heinz, we as a nation should stop settling for it being the worst work day of the year. We don’t settle for that awesome football Sunday to be just like every other day of the year. No. We eat. We drink. And we be merry, having the tastiest times of our lives. But then the very next day we settle for that Monday being a terrible       work day.

Statistics show over 16 million people call in sick or just don’t show up to work. And for those that do, productivity plummets so far that the country loses on average around $1 billion (true story). Enough with the madness. This is where YOU come in.

Sign the petition to make the day after the Big Game a National Holiday. Share it with friends, family and even strangers and get THEM to sign it. If we get over 100,000 signatures, it will be sent to Congress. 

If we can make Big Game Sunday awesome, we can make the Monday after awesome too. Make that Monday more like Sunday. Make it a SMUNDAY and have more Sunday on your Monday than any of us have ever had in our lives. Don’t settle. Sign it. For your sanity. For your family. For your country.

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