Careerbuilder Survey Reveals 40% Employees Faked Sick Days With Crazy Excuses

A new survey by Careerbuilder reveals that 40% of people have faked a sick day in the past 12 months. That’s up 5% from last year. Other findings:

– 40% of employers have checked on a sick employee

– 25% of employers have fired an employee for faking a sick day

– craziest excuses for taking a FAKE sick day

A bear was in employee’s yard, and they were afraid to come out

Employee’s phone exploded, and it hurt their hand

Employee ate a toothpick in his food at restaurant

Employee broke his arm wrestling a female bodybuilder

Employee called in “fat” because uniform didn’t fit

Dog swallowed employee’s car keys, so she was waiting until it came out

Employee left his clothes at the laundromat

Employee didn’t have enough gas to get to work

Employee had to reschedule a manicure because some of her artificial nails fell off

Employee wasn’t sure how the solar eclipse would affect them, so it would be safer to stay at home


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