If you’ve ever had to call in sick, you’re not alone. Heck, you’re even doing everyone a favor at the office to prevent spreading your own germs onto them.
But what happens when you’re a manager and someone on your team is um, how shall we put this? Taking advantage of sick days with bizarre excuses.
According to a new CareerBuilder survey, it seems like countless employees have a lot of explaining to do. During the past 12 months, 28 percent of employees have called in work saying they were sick when they were — get this — actually feeling well! Shocker, we say sarcastically.
This number is actually down from last year’s percentage of 32. The main reason why? They just didn’t feel like going into the office. Others just wanted the day to relax. Another group took the day off to attend a doctor’s appointment whereas another group wanted to catch up on some sleep.
Without further ado, here are the wackiest excuses taken from their survey results:
- Employee just put a casserole in the oven.
- Employee’s plastic surgery for enhancement purposes needed some “tweaking” to get it just right.
- Employee was sitting in the bathroom and her feet and legs fell asleep. When she stood, up she fell and broke her ankle.
- Employee had been at the casino all weekend and still had money left to play with on Monday morning.
- Employee woke up in a good mood and didn’t want to ruin it.
- Employee had a “lucky night” and didn’t know where he was.
- Employee got stuck in the blood pressure machine at the grocery store and couldn’t get out.
- Employee had a gall stone they wanted to heal holistically.
- Employee caught their uniform on fire by putting it in the microwave to dry.
- Employee accidentally got on a plane.