According to CareerBuilders annual survey on absenteeism, 32 percent of workers have played hooky from the office this year, calling in sick when they were well at least once.
Unusual excuses employees have given for their absence include...
Overall, 12 percent of workers admit to calling in sick because of something work-related, like to miss a meeting or avoid their boss wrath.
About 31 percent missed work due to a doctors appointment, 28 percent needed to relax, and 16 percent wanted to catch up on sleep.
As for employers, 28 percent think more employees are using fake excuses due to increased stress caused by the recession.
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