Kraft Heinz Co. has decided to give its U.S. employees the day off following the Super Bowl, and the company is pushing for the rest of America to declare the day a national holiday as well.
Millions of people call in sick or don’t show up for work the day after the most-watched football game of the year, and Heinz suggests making that day “Smunday” — a work holiday for all Americans.
Fox News reports:
“In a petition circulated online, Heinz said, “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 workday of the year,” the petition says.
Kraft Heinz said it hopes Congress will take the idea and run with it.”
What do you think? Should Super Bowl Monday be declared a national holiday?
This year’s Super Bowl is Sunday, Feb. 5, in Houston, with the Atlanta Falcons facing off against the New England Patriots.