The worst-kept secret in every office is the person who regularly calls in sick when they're not. It happens. They have insane excuses and, for some reason, always post their sick day adventure on social media.
In fact, CareerBuilder's annual survey says 40% of American workers have called into work when they aren't actually sick. That number is up from 35% the year before and 38% in 2015. Unfortunately for those workers, just over one-third of employers say they've checked up on employees who say they're sick, and 43% of those employers busted their employees based on social media posts.
The survey of 2,257 full-time hiring managers and 3,697 full-time employees also reveals some sick day excuses are a complete dumpster fire. Employers shared the most dubious sick day claims they received last year. The excuses could be true, but they're raising serious red flags. Here are a few of the gems: