Six Outrageous Excuses for Calling in Sick

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 11-15-2013 Email

As a positive and supportive CIO, you want to think the best of your IT staffers. You can see that they give 100 percent while in the office. You know most of them want to succeed and advance. And this is why it's difficult to accept the reality that, on occasion, some of them are faking it when they call in sick. In fact, a surprisingly high percentage of professionals admit to doing just that, according to a recent survey from CareerBuilder. Many employees openly admit that they prefer to use sick days for times when they're well, to the point where they show up at the office while actually ill to "store" the time off. In addition to these and other telling, statistical findings, CareerBuilder presents the following six outrageous excuses that workers have used in taking a sick day—if just to allow for some chuckles and head shaking among those who think they've heard it all. Nearly 3,485 workers and 2,100 hiring managers and HR professionals participated in the research. For more about the survey, click here.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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