1 in 5 People Have Faked Sick This Year With Some Pretty Weird Excuses
According to a new survey, 40% of us called in sick at least once this year when we weren't really sick. That's up 5% from 2016 with the most common reason was for a doctor's appointment.
But is that really "faking" a sick day?
The rest of the top five real reasons were:
- "I just didn't feel like working."
- "I wanted to relax."
- "I wanted to sleep in."
- "I needed to run errands."
Now here are the ten weirdest excuses bosses heard this year:
- An employee claimed they swallowed a toothpick at a restaurant.
- A guy couldn't come in because he broke his arm wrestling a female bodybuilder.
- Someone "called in fat" because their uniform didn't fit.
- A woman's dog swallowed her keys, and she was waiting for them to come out.
- Their phone exploded and hurt their hand.
- There was a bear in their yard.
- A guy claimed he left all his clothing at a laundromat.
- They couldn't come in because they didn't have enough gas in their car.
- A woman's fake nail fell off, and she needed an emergency manicure.
- Someone called in sick back in August, because they were afraid to be out during the solar eclipse.
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