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National Sickie Day: MD of Talent FM, Nikki Dallas, reveals worst sickie excuses
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National Sickie Day: MD of Talent FM, Nikki Dallas, reveals worst sickie excuses

Employers; you may have already received that dreaded phone call from a hoarse voiced employee that cannot make it in today, with today marking National Sickie Day.

An estimated 375,000 British workers call in sick on the first Monday of February, and sometimes the sore throat disguise isn’t enough to convince their manager that they need a day off, encouraging more ‘creative’ excuses.

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Comments (1)

  • JJH
    Mon, 6 Feb 2017 12:41pm GMT
    Being a Shadow Minister with a headache on the day of a crucial vote, beats this by miles... ;D
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