A new survey on “summer absenteeism” shows 39 percent of full-time employees have called in sick just to enjoy a day off. They call it a “mental health day.”
- Find a quiet place to make the phone call.
- Call your boss.
- Keep the excuse short and to the point and credible.
- Cough a few times if necessary, or speak in a raspy voice for added effect. However, speaking somewhat slowly will probably work better!
- Get off the phone as quickly as possible.
They suggest saying things like “Its coming out both ends” or “I can’t stand up for more than a couple of minutes.”
Sick leaves costs American businesses — big time. The University fo Pennsylvania says that sick days cost U.S. employers $74 billion a year. The average worker takes about 5.2 sick days a year.
So, how should Christians approach sick time?
Have you ever ‘faked’ a sick day — or do you see it as just another benefit?