The first Monday in February is the day British workers are most likely to ring in sick .
The fact that we have had wintry weather, January blues and the Six Nations have begun, workers will be more likely to "pull a sickie".
The cost to the economy in lost work and business opportunities, the cost of salaries and overtime payments, was to be estimated at more than £32 million in 2013...
25 OF THE MOST BIZARRE EXCUSES FOR SICK DAYS TOLD TO BOSSES
- A can of baked beans landed on my big toe
- I was swimming too fast and smacked my head on the poolside
- I’ve been bitten by an insect
- My car handbrake broke and it rolled down the hill into a lamppost
- My dog has had a big fright and I don’t want to leave him
- My hamster has died
- I’ve injured myself during sex
- I slipped on a coin
- I’ve had a sleepless night
- My mum has died (this was the second time the person used this excuse)
- I am hallucinating
- I am stuck in my house because the door’s broken
- My new girlfriend bit me in a delicate place
- I burned my hand on the toaster
- The dog ate my shoes
- My fish is sick
- I swallowed white spirit
- My toe is trapped in the bath tap
- I’m in A&E as I got a clothes peg stuck on my tongue
- I drank too much and fell asleep on someone’s floor – I don’t know where I am
- My trousers split on the way to work
- I’m using a new contact lens solution and my eyes are watering
- I have a blocked nose
- I’ve had a hair dye disaster
- I’ve got a sore finger
Are you in control of your staff sickness absence? Do you have a clear view on historical sickness?
Contact us today on 0845 643 5066 and we will be delighted to take you through a no obligation online demonstration.
We will demonstrate to you how Activ Absence Control can help monitor, track and record all forms of absence within your organisation.