Survey: Wisconsin employees have spent 131 hours hungover working from home

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) --- A new survey reveals Wisconsin employees have spent 131 hours hungover while working from home., a leading provider of treatment resources for drug and alcohol addiction, conducted a survey of 3,200 employees, 21-years-old and older, across the country, according to a news release.

The survey found that the average Wisconsin employee has spent a "staggering" 121 hours hungover while working from home during the pandemic, compared to a national average of 112 hours since March 1. 

The survey also found that the average employee admits they are 43% less productive while working with a hangover. One in five say they are more likely to drink more while working from home than if they had to go into the office the following day. 

According to officials, over half admit they have taken a sick day due to a hangover since the start of the pandemic. In addition, more than a quarter admit they have confused a hangover with a coronavirus symptom. 

Likewise, 65% said they would report a colleague for being consistently hungover at work. 

The survey also found over one in three admit they have spent the day working from bed with a hangover during the pandemic.

According to, one in four (24%) Americans admit they have been drinking more since the start of the pandemic. 

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