15 Weird Excuses For Calling In Sick To Work

Careerbuilder.com does a survey every year looking at when and why people call in sick to work.  And every year it seems that winter time is the most active for calling in sick.  While doing this survey they gather the best excuses employees gave their employers.


Here are the 15 weirdest excuses given this year.

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1. Employee’s 12-year-old daughter stole his car and he had no other way to work. Employee didn’t want to report it to the police.

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2. Employee said bats got in her hair.929811901 15 Weird Excuses For Calling In Sick To Work

3. Employee said a refrigerator fell on him.576249771 15 Weird Excuses For Calling In Sick To Work

4. Employee was in line at a coffee shop when a truck carrying flour backed up and dumped the flour into her convertible.723293091 15 Weird Excuses For Calling In Sick To Work

5. Employee said a deer bit him during hunting season.773526191 15 Weird Excuses For Calling In Sick To Work

6. Employee ate too much at a party.882984691 15 Weird Excuses For Calling In Sick To Work

7. Employee fell out of bed and broke his nose.896427741 15 Weird Excuses For Calling In Sick To Work

8. Employee got a cold from a puppy.106646632 15 Weird Excuses For Calling In Sick To Work

9. Employee’s child stuck a mint up his nose and had to go to the ER to remove it.

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10. Employee hurt his back chasing a beaver.84066484 15 Weird Excuses For Calling In Sick To Work

11. Employee got his toe caught in a vent cover.106628269 15 Weird Excuses For Calling In Sick To Work

12. Employee had a headache after going to too many garage sales.89133683 15 Weird Excuses For Calling In Sick To Work

13. Employee’s brother-in-law was kidnapped by a drug cartel while in Mexico.128559651 15 Weird Excuses For Calling In Sick To Work

14. Employee drank anti-freeze by mistake and had to go to the hospital.90023677 15 Weird Excuses For Calling In Sick To Work

15. Employee was at a bowling alley and a bucket filled with water (due to a leak) crashed through the ceiling and hit her on the head.

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