OK, admit it! Have you ever called out sick from work — without really being sick? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. According a new study from CareerBuilder.com one in three workers (32 pecent) have called in sick when they were really healthy.
CareerBuilder’s national survey, conducted online by Harris Interactive, asked 3,484 workers and 2,099 employers about absenteeism patterns in the workplace.
The CareerBuilder survey also listed some of the most outrageous excuses for missing work. Check out the excuses that kept some employees from showing up – including a close encounter with a swarm of bees and a bad case of anger management.
Buzzing with suspicion
An employee claimed he couldn’t make it in because a swarm of bees surrounded his vehicle. Next
Employee couldn’t decide what to wear Next
A gift of an excuse
Employee needed to finish Christmas shopping Next
Employee’s false teeth flew out the window while driving down the highway. Next
Employee felt like he was so angry he was going to hurt someone if he came in. Next
Bite your tongue! And stay home!
Employee bit her tongue and couldn’t talk Next
Accidental road trip
Employee got lost and ended up in another state Next
Work now, rest later
On the other hand, CareerBuilder’s survey also found 30 percent of employees say they’ve gone to work sick in order to save their sick days for occasions for when they’re feeling well. Back to the beginning
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