“People sometimes bunk off work!” says recruitment consultant looking for headlines
“I can’t come in today, my football team lost” – worst excuses for pulling sickies
The top 10 worst excuses for pulling a sickie include “a swarm of bees surrounded my vehicle” and “someone glued my doors and windows shut”
A favourite football team losing and not being able to decide what to wear are among the worst – or best – excuses for calling into work sick.
Source: Mirror, 4th November 2013
The company behind this important research about our working habits?
Global recruitment agency CareerBuilder publishes an annual list of shocking sick day excuses and this year’s include classics like “I couldn’t decide what to wear.”
February 18th, 2012
MSNBC reported this week that:
Thirty-eight percent of workers said in a new survey by CareerBuilder.com that they had dated a co-worker at least once during their working lives.
The report echoed a press release also featured on various generic blogs, but originating with polling company Harris Interactive, commissioned by CareerBuilder.com – a company trying to convince people to get looking for jobs:
A nice, convenient story for Valentine’s day, I’m sure you’ll agree – and, whether the facts are true or not, it’s a great way for CareerBuilder.com to get their name in the press.