Tell us one we haven't heard

11/4/2008 | SHRM Online

A third of workers admitted they had played hooky from work at least once during 2008 in a survey by CareerBuilder.com. In many cases, they weren't content to just tell their bosses they were "sick." Among the most-memorable excuses: One woman said she was ordered by a psychic to stay home that day. Another said an alligator in the driveway was blocking her path to her car. A third worker said he had gotten mono after kissing a mailroom intern at the office holiday party. (Helpfully, the latter suggested posting a notice to warn others who might also have kissed the poor intern.)

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