What Employees Will Say To Get A Sick Day

A study released by the website CareerBuilder finds nearly a third of employees said they called in sick when they weren't really. Among their imaginative medical excuses: losing false teeth out the car window or extreme grumpiness from quitting smoking.

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Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. Employers do fire workers who use fake excuses to call in sick, but there are still plenty of examples of this adult version of The Dog Ate My Homework, according to a new study released by the website CareerBuilder. Nearly a third of employees reported they've called in sick when they weren't really. Among the imaginative medical excuses: losing false teeth out of the car window or extreme grumpiness from quitting smoking. It's MORNING EDITION.

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