Weirdest Excuses for Skipping Work

'I'm not feeling too clever today'
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 30, 2010 12:40 PM CDT
CareerBuilder has compiled the most creative excuses for skipping work used in the last year.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – A new survey finds that 29% of employees have made something up to get out of a workday, and CareerBuilder surveys employers to find the strangest:

  • A chicken attacked my mom.
  • My finger's stuck in a bowling ball.
  • My hair transplant went poorly.

  • My neck is hurt from falling asleep at work.
  • A cow broke into my house.
  • My girlfriend threw a Sit N Spin through my living room window.
  • My foot is caught in the garbage disposal.
Click here for the full list ... and think carefully before using one yourself. The survey also found that 26% of employers have checked up on an employee who called in sick, with 15% of those bosses even driving by the "invalid's" apartment.
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