27.2 million Americans miss the work completely, late, work remotely or are less productive than normal, on Monday, May 20, due to the release of the latest series of the game "Game of thrones." These are the results of a poll conducted by The Harris Poll, reports personnel management company Kronos Incorporated.
The 10.7 million American workers who are planning to watch the latest series say they miss work to witness the ascension to the iron throne and celebrating or dealing with negative emotions.
Of these, 5.8 million employees plan to take a day off, sick leave or free time. About 2.9 million plan to work late Monday morning and 3.4 million will work remotely, although this is not usually the case.
According to the study, the last season of "Game of Thrones" has already undermined the performance of 20.4 million Americans.
4.4 million employees have missed work specifically for reviewing the episodes.
7.3 million employees admitted taking sick leave or a day off on Monday to skip work precisely because they were watching Game of Thrones overnight.
"Many fans of the series say that even while working, their thoughts are still in Västerås: 12.7 million employees have admitted spending five or more hours a week reading, reading, or publishing information about Game of Thrones on internet, while another 16.5 million said they did the same for one to four hours, "the report says.
The survey was conducted online from 7 to 9 May 2019 among 1,090 working American adults 18 years of age and older.