Wackiest ‘sick day’ excuses people have actually used


MarketWatch posted a study by CareerBuilder, which looked at sick days and the excuses that people use to take them.

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According to the study, most sick days are called in during December, January and February. 

Also, among the 52% of employees surveyed who have a Paid Time Off (PTO) program, 27% of them feel the need to come up with an excuse for taking the day off.  The data also found that “more than half of employees say they have gone into work when sick because they felt the work wouldn’t get done otherwise.”

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Which excuse works best? CareerBuilder didn’t have that answer, but did provide some of the wackiest ‘sick day’ excuses they’ve heard.

Wackiest sick day excuses:

–Being poisoned by grandma’s ham

–Being stuck under a bed

–Breaking an arm while reaching to grab a falling sandwich

–Poking an eyeball while combing hair

–Going to the beach because the doctor prescribed more vitamin D

Read more at MarketWatch.


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