- Employee said his grandmother poisoned him with ham.
- Worker claimed to be stuck under the bed.
- Employee said he broke an arm while trying to grab a falling sandwich.
- Worker claimed the universe was telling him to take a day off.
- Employee said his wife learned he was cheating--so he had to recover his belongings from a dumpster.
- Worker said she poked herself in the eye while combing her hair.
- Employee said his wife put all his underwear in the washer.
- Worker said the meal he prepared for work potluck turned out badly.
- Employee said she was going to the beach because a doctor said she needed more vitamin D.
- Worker said her cat was stuck inside the dashboard of her car.
27% of those surveyed claimed to have told the truth:
- 27% just didn't feel like working,
- 26% said they needed to relax;
- 21% said they needed to catch up on sleep; and,
- 12% blamed bad weather.
The most popular months to call in sick? They continue to be:
- December (20%)
- January (15%); and,
- February (14%).
What about the Christmas and New Year's holidays?
- <10% of employees confessed to calling in sick during the year-end holidays;
- 68% of those who did said they lied so they could spend time with family and friends; and,
- 21% said they wanted to go gift shopping.
Let the discussion begin...
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