Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Most Bizarre Excuse to Call in Sick?

CareerBuilder.com is noting that more and more workers are calling in sick with bizarre excuses, likely the result of worker burnout. In conducting a survey to reveal a result that 29 percent of workers played hooky his year, calling in sick even when they were well, CareerBuilder also asked employers what some of the more unusual excuses they received were:
1.Employee said a chicken attacked his mom.
2.Employee's finger was stuck in a bowling ball.
3.Employee had a hair transplant gone bad.
4.Employee fell asleep at his desk while working and hit his head, causing a neck injury.
5.Employee said a cow broke into her house and she had to wait for the insurance man.
6.Employee's girlfriend threw a Sit 'n Spin through his living room window.
7.Employee's foot was caught in the garbage disposal.
8.Employee called in sick from a bar at 5 p.m. the night before.
9.Employee said he wasn't feeling too clever that day.
10.Employee had to mow the lawn to avoid a lawsuit from the home owner's association
11.Employee called in the day after Thanksgiving because she burned her mouth on a pumpkin pie.
12.Employee was in a boat on Lake Erie, ran out of gas and the coast guard towed him to the Canadian side.

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