Sick-Day Excuses: Grandma Poisoned Me, the Doctor Prescribed the Beach

Dana Wilkie

Ever take a sick day from work because your doctor said the beach would be good for your vitamin D deficiency? Or because you had no clean underwear? 

Those are among the excuses that workers gave their managers for taking sick time, according to a new survey commissioned by CareerBuilder. 
Some of the excuses “may have been true,” said Rosemary Haefner, CareerBuilder’s chief human resources officer. “We highlight [the] shocking ones because they’re wacky and unique. What stands out is that most of them don’t warrant missing any or a full day of work, but the employee chose to divulge the information and request the time off". 
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