Economic Report: What Faking Sick Days Can Cost Workers – 10/23/08
Thirty-Three percent of workers have faked being sick to get a day off from work. A new survey by CareerBuilder.com made the discovery, but if the results inspire you to fake some coughs, think twice. Thirty-one percent of employers claim they follow up on workers who claim sick days and 18 percent said they have fired workers for the attempted fake out. Thirty percent of those who have played sick said they did so to recharge and relax.