How Many Workers Lie About Being Sick When Taking Sick Days?
When an employee takes a sick day, there is always going to be some suspicion about how he or she really is. This goes double if the "must have been something I ate" excuse comes on a Monday or a Friday.
The survey also found men are slightly more likely than woman to fake being ill to get a day off.
And why do people take illicit sick days? The answers most cited were because they needed a mental health day, were interviewing for another job, were hangover or were just playing hooky.