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  • Working day in and day out will eventually drain you of your energy.

  • So how do you tell your boss you need the day off?

  • Here are some surprising statistics about taking days off, and the most outrageous excuses employees have told their bosses to get out of work.

  • 32% of workers have used false excuses just to avoid coming into work.

  • Based on these studies, we can see that employees can be quite creative when finding reasons to avoid coming into work.

  • And some of the real life excuses reported by managers are just unbelievable.

  • I can't come into work, I dropped a can of baked beans on my big toe.

  • Ow, I think I got bit by an insect.

  • I can't figure out what to wear.

  • I slipped on a coin.

  • Yea boss, the Giants lost last night.

  • I just need the day to recover.

  • Sometimes managers can be a little concerned with the validity of excuses they hear.

  • In fact, 19% of managers have admitted they have checked employee's social media posts to see what they are up to during their day off.

  • 17% asked another employee to call their absent coworker.

  • And 48% directly called the employee themselves.

  • But can you really blame them for not always buying some of their employee's excuses?

  • Yea, my toe is trapped in the bath tap.

  • Someone glued my doors and windows shut so I can't get out.

  • My false teeth fell out of my mouth when I was driving down the highway.

  • The dog ate my shoes, both of them.

  • I'm so pissed off right now, if I go into work, I'll hurt somebody.

  • So what are some of the most common reasons employees have for staying at home?

  • 24% are actually go to the doctor, 28% need to relax and 33% just don't feel like going into work.

  • Whether or not employees are actually sick when they miss work, sometimes taking a day off can help clear their mind so they'll be more productive when they return.

  • I don't know where I am.

Working day in and day out will eventually drain you of your energy.

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