The best excuses for taking a sickie!

Looks like the sunshine is taking a day off again this morning, so I think we need something to make us all smile, and this blog is just the ticket!

I have heard some cracking reasons  as to why people are late for work, but these people go one better and take the whole day… and you’ve got to admire the reason they give for it! Sit back and enjoy with your morning coffee… By the way, I am not making this up this has been taken from ‘real’ research!

Best excuses – seriously?!?!
• Employee forgot he was hired for the job.
• Employee said her dog was having a nervous breakdown.
• Employee’s dead grandmother was being exhumed for a police investigation.
• Employee said a bird bit her.
• Employee was upset after watching “The Hunger Games.”
• Employee got sick from reading too much.
• Employee was suffering from a broken heart.
• Employee’s hair turned orange from dying her hair at home.

Next to actually being sick, the most common reasons employees call in sick are:
• They don’t feel like going to work (34 percent).
• They feel like they need to relax (29 percent).
• They need to make it to a doctor’s appointment (22 percent).
• They need to catch up on sleep (16 percent).
• They need to run errands (15 percent).

Pretty outrageous aren’t they, if everyone who felt like this actually called in sick, offices would be very empty indeed… of course I would still be here with a little blog for you!!

A few facts to end with (you know I love a stat!)
• 29 percent of bosses check up on excuses, and wouldn’t you if they came out with the above!
• 30 percent of employees falsely call in sick
• 31 percent of employers notice an uptick in sick days around the winter holidays.
• 20 percent of employers say their employees call in sick the most in December.
• July is the second most popular month to skip out on work, followed by January and February.

Have a good week, and if you are reading this on Wednesday, why were you off sick yesterday! Get in touch info@hrrev.co.uk

Thank you CareerBuilder for the info!

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