NEW YORK, New York - Having a rough day at the office? You're not alone. It looks like 50% of Americans have gone to work hungover, at least once. 50%!? And the rest? Well, folks, someone has got to keep the shop open.
Blowfish, a company that makes tablets for treating hangovers, interviewed more than 5,000 adults over the age of 21. It seems women are a little bit more prone to partying than men, but the difference does not affect the big numbers.
More often than not, happy hours start pretty happy and end with a "What am I doing in this bedroom?" or "Shoot, I'm late for a very important date." There's even a map that shows the percentage of people who have skipped work because of hangovers. Twenty percent of Texans have taken a day off to avoid having to explain the sunglasses and aspirin. Michigan and West Virginia top the list with 27.5%.
In conclusion, hangovers and productivity at work don't mix. That's a no-brainer, but to be fair, the same goes for a memorable night and a cup of tea.
Editor’s Note: This is part of our Best of 2014 series.