HR departments are perpetually putting out fires and just such a fire is covering someone's department when they call in sick.
There is no way to really check if someone's excuse is genuine or not and HR consultancy group Citation estimates that 39 million working days are lost a year due to people pulling "sickies" costing the UK £4billion annually.
According to their website, these are some of the most creative excuses people have used to get out of a day of work.
There's a lion in my garden
My teeth are too white
It’s too cold to leave my house
I had a one night stand and don’t know where I am
I fell out of bed and sprained my ankle
A fortune teller told me I should stay at home today
My ex-partner set all my clothes on fire
It’s my boyfriend’s, hamster’s funeral
I fractured my finger playing a game of snap
A flock of ducks have blocked me in my drive
My split ends are horrendous, I need an emergency haircut
I woke up in a good mood and didn’t want to ruin it
I accidentally got on a flight to Spain
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