Millions Plan To Skip Work Because Of The 'Game Of Thrones' Finale

Millions Plan To Skip Work Following The ‘Game Of Thrones’ Finale

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According to a recent study, people are bailing on work because of the Game of Thrones finale

There’s gonna be a whoooole lot of empty offices on Monday morning. A recent survey titled “The Absence Is Coming” (lol) found that millions of people are planning to skip work because of the Game of Thrones finale. So, yeah, you should probably start deciding what illness you’re coming down with ASAP.

The survey, conducted by Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated, discovered that an estimated 27.2 million people feel that the Game of Thrones finale will have some direct impact on their workday, whether it means showing up late, not being able to concentrate, or phoning it in and working remotely.

Additionally, an estimated 10.7 million Americans will skip work on Sunday to watch the finale or take off work the following day to either “celebrate or cope with the aftermath” of the show’s hotly-anticipated ending.

Basically, Game of Thrones has invaded the workplace and there’s really nothing that anyone can do to stop it. The survey noted that an estimated 35.8 million employees have spent at least one hour per week of company time discussing, reading about, or posting about the hit HBO series.

If you need any more evidence that GOT is everyone’s one and only priority right now, please just head to Twitter. There’s a lot of emotions and wine and more emotions.