A fifth of Brits come out with crazy stories for being absent from work, so we’ve got the ten most terrible sick day excuses bosses have been fed.
Monday 6 February has been dubbed “National Sickie Day”– the most popular day in the year for UK employees to be reliably unreliable and phone their bosses to say they won’t be in.
Research from Novell Coffee on Britain’s most shameful office sins showed UK workers have found plenty of ways to misbehave during the 9 to 5.
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Though the UK may have experienced a belated and unexpected heatwave, the summer holidays have come to an unwelcome end. Children are back at school, you can’t get a seat on the train and people have returned to work, slightly sunburnt and downcast with a case of holiday blues.
Euro 2016 is underway and 2pm on Thursday 16 June will signal a face-off between England and Wales. But given that it’s during the middle of the working day, UK employers should prepare for disappearing acts from football-mad workers and we’ve got the top ten excuses that are likely to be used.
Whilst there are many employees who are genuinely unwell and want to work closely with their employer to keep them informed and get back to work as soon as they can, there are some who believe company sick pay is equivalent to additional holiday time.
If the weather outside is frightful and your fire is so delightful, we don't blame you for wanting to stay in bed. However, just in case you do plan on having an impromptu sick day, you'll want to steer clear of these 20 terrible excuses British workers have used.
Workers aged over 50 "continue to do their part for the economic recovery", with their work ethic and dedication "standing out against younger colleagues" – according to recent research.
Acas has offered advice to employers in order for them to get the best from their employees and avoid absences during the football World Cup this summer.
In these times when most of us are fighting for equality, Sovereign Health Care produces a report claiming that "women take more sickies than men". Really?