These Excuses For Calling In Sick Suck As Much The Jobs They're Getting Out Of

#5 seems pretty legitimate, actually.

Career Builder has just released its annual "10 Most Unbelievable Excuses For Calling In Sick" list, having polled over 5000 workers and managers. As always, it's a sight to behold and a testament to the creativity of burned-out workers.


1. I just put a casserole in the oven.

2. My plastic surgery needed some “tweaking” to get it just right.

3. I was sitting in the bathroom and my feet and legs fell asleep. When I stood up, I fell and broke my ankle.

4. I had been at the casino all weekend and still had money left to play with on Monday morning.

5. I woke up in a good mood and didn’t want to ruin it.

6. I had a “lucky night” and didn’t know where I was.

7. I got stuck in the blood pressure machine at the grocery store and couldn’t get out.

8. I had a gall stone I wanted to heal holistically.

I caught my uniform on fire by putting it in the microwave to dry.

10. I accidentally got on a plane.

H/T: Forbes.
Please share these ridiculous excuses with your friends and co-workers.


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