Worst excuses for avoiding work
Are you in work today? If so, you’re in the minority since the first Monday in February is widely known as ‘National Sickie Day’.
Some 350,000 British employees are estimated to have called in sick to work today, costing businesses around £30 million in lost revenue.
According to research by the Employment Law Advisory Service (ELAS), 25% of employers now accept emails or text messages from staff to say they are ill, instead of the traditional phone call, making it easier for employees to fake it.