Randoms-Signs of a Workaholic, Even the Losers of Super Bowl 53 are Winners

A new survey found that a record 17.2million Americans said they may not go to work the Monday after the Super Bowl ...

  • Are you one of them?
  • Did you call in sick at the last minute, or did you plan ahead and take the day off?

More survey results:

  • 32 percent of American workers believe the day after the Super Bowl should be a national holiday.
  • 41 percent of employees between the ages of 18-34 say they’d rather work on Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving) than the Monday after the Super Bowl. ( Kronos )

TODAY’S TOPICS

Even Super Bowl losers win … Don’t feel too bad for the Los Angeles Rams. They may have lost the Super Bowl, but they each made a bonus of $59,000. Not bad for a day's work.

In case you were wondering, the Patriots got a bonus of $118,000. ( SI.com )

Would you consider yourself a workaholic? A new survey revealed that 48 percent of working Americans consider themselves to be “workaholics.” And 28 percent of self-described “workaholics” say they have to work hard out of financial necessity.

More survey results:

  • The average working American works four hours a week for free.
  • The average employed American also spends an additional four hours a week just thinking about work.
  • 53 percent of Americans said they were currently stressed out about work.

Top 10 Signs of a Workaholic:

  1. Prioritizing work before my personal life -- 54%
  2. Worrying about work on a day off -- 51%
  3. Struggling to switch off or actually working while on a vacation -- 50%
  4. Checking emails in the middle of the night -- 48%
  5. Being the first person to get to work and last to leave -- 46%
  6. Feeling pressured or too busy to take annual leave -- 46%
  7. Working through lunch -- 45%
  8. Feeling anxious or lost if you don't check in/know what's happening at work -- 45%
  9. Being told by friends/family you work too much -- 44%
  10. Checking emails first thing in the morning 39% ( SWNS )

Does social media hinder your ability to make friends in real life? A new British survey found that 50 percent of respondents said social media has made it harder for them to make friends “in real life.” Even more disturbing … researchers say social media has made many people more reluctant to go out and meet new people. And 60 percent said they don’t connect with the friends they do have as frequently because of the “social” network.

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