25% Of Chicago Workforce Called In Late, Sick Following Blackhawks’ Victory

CHICAGO (CBS) — The Blackhawks are the talk of Chicago today, but all that celebrating might not be good for business.

CBS 2?s Mai Martinez takes a look at how the big win means a big loss in productivity.

For companies like the Sports Authority, the win is certainly good business.

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However, if hawking Blackhawks gear is not your business, last night’s championship win might be bad for your bottom line.

Last night’s celebrations in Chicago gave way to a wave of sick calls, late starts and half days.

“I got in about 2 a.m.,” said Bill Baran. “Don’t tell my boss.”

He didn’t call in, but others did.

How many?

It’s too early to tell, but estimates are in.



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