Thursday, October 23, 2014

Top 10 Unserious Reasons People Call In Sick At Work

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I still remember when I broke my wrist and had to have a splint for several weeks. That's a good reason to call in sick for a couple of days or so, right? What of when you don't have a good reason and still don't want to go in to work?

CareerBuilder released its 2014 list of the excuses employers have heard from employees who did not want to turn up to work. According to them, American workers may just be the most unserious staff ever!

The survey was conducted online across America by Harris Poll from August 11 to September 5, 2014. The got what they call a representative sample of 3,103 workers and 2,203 hiring managers and human resource professionals across industries and company sizes.

Over the past year, 28 percent of employees have called in to work sick when they were feeling well, down from 32 percent last year. When asked for a reason, 30 percent said they just didn't feel like going in to work, and 29 percent said they wanted the day to relax. Another 21 percent took the day off to attend a doctor's appointment, and 19 percent wanted to catch up on sleep. Bad weather was enough for 11 percent of employees to take the day off. 

Check out the top excuses hiring managers and HR professionals reported;

10. Employee just put a casserole in the oven.
9. Employee’s plastic surgery for enhancement purposes needed some "tweaking" to get it just right.
8. Employee was sitting in the bathroom and her feet and legs fell asleep. When she stood up, she fell and broke her ankle.
7. Employee had been at the casino all weekend and still had money left to play with on Monday morning.
6. Employee woke up in a good mood and didn't want to ruin it.
5. Employee had a “lucky night” and didn’t know where he was.
4. Employee got stuck in the blood pressure machine at the grocery store and couldn't get out.
3. Employee had a gall stone they wanted to heal holistically.
2. Employee caught their uniform on fire by putting it in the microwave to dry.
1. Employee accidentally got on a plane.

What reasons do you think are good enough to skip work? What reasons have YOU given to your boss in the past or plan to use in future? LOL...


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