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.

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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