A SURVEY of excuses used [...]

May 2013
Daily Mail;5/17/2013, p15
A SURVEY of excuses used by employees calling in sick throws up some intriguing examples. Among the best entries are: 'My trousers split on the way to work'; 'I've got a sore finger'; 'I am hallucinating'; 'I'm stuck in my house because the door's broken'; and, 'My new girlfriend bit me in a delicate place.' However, the most compelling of the lot in the survey, conducted by British healthcare company Beneden Health, was: 'My dog has had a fright and I don't want to leave him.'


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