New research shows that 64 percent of Americans have either called in sick or know someone who has called out of work because they had a hangover the day after their office holiday party. And, workers who made it into the office the day after their holiday party didn't do much better than workers who called out of work. Half of the workers who showed up to work after a holiday party said they too were either hungover or knew someone who was.
Workers also admitted to having a hard time completing work tasks, putting off work, and leaving work early the day after their holiday party. Fifty-five percent also said they checked out mentally at work on the day after their office party. The problem? Since there is already a lot of stress and competition in the workplace, it gets harder for employees to perform after drinking too much the night before.
Did you kiss the boss? Sleep with a co-worker's spouse? Get drunk and make a fool of yourself? What went wrong at your holiday party?