Most Unusual Sick Day Excuses
In the past year, 30 percent of workers have called in sick when they were not actually ill, according to Harris Interactive. The polling firm recently surveyed employers on behalf of CareerBuilder about the most unusual excuses that employees gave for calling in sick. It uncovered some memorable alibis that some accounting firms might not have heard yet from their employees.
Thirty-one percent of employers notice an uptick in sick days around the winter holidays. This helps make December the most popular month to call in sick, with 20 percent saying their employees call in the most during that month. July is the next most popular month to skip out on work, followed by January and February.