The most popular HBO show just aired the first episode of its eighth season and marked a historic event in television history.
Bosses across Australia have also been warned of mass employee sickies during the release of the first episode of Game of Thrones 8th season.
Centered around a medieval world called Westeros, the episode first aired on 9 am Monday in Western Australia, when employees are usually clocking on their work and 11 am in the eastern states.
Danial Stojanski, Slater and Gordon employment lawyer, said he expected many workers would take Monday off, according to The West Australian.
“They would do this legally through taking leave and illegally by falsely claiming illness… I can definitely say there will be a bigger rate of people taking the day off to watch Game of Thrones because it’s a Monday, it’s convenient,” he said to the publication.
“The Eagles and the Dockers are playing on Saturday night. Perth Glory is playing on Sunday night at home… What a wonderful epic long weekend bender! Watch the footy, watch the football, watch Game of Thrones,” he added.
Mr. Stojanoski also warned workers. He has advised people to avoid lying about being sick and simply ask their bosses for flexibility, such as finishing or starting early.
David Knox, TV Tonight blog editor, also said something about the topic: “If your workmate calls in sick on Monday, chances are they have a bad case of Westerositis, which will likely repeat for the next few weeks… If you dare to spoil them with a death you’ve read about on social media, prepare to be cut from the will.”
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