When it comes to calling in sick, some workers come up with slightly more colorful explanations for their absences.
According to a news release by Careerbuilder.com, employers reported the following real-life examples:
Employee's sobriety tool wouldn't allow the car to start.
Employee forgot he had been hired for the job.
Employee said her dog was having a nervous breakdown.
Employee's dead grandmother was being exhumed for a police investigation.
Employee's toe was stuck in a faucet.
Employee said a bird bit her.
Employee was upset after watching "The Hunger Games."
Employee got sick from reading too much.
Employee was suffering from a broken heart.
Employee's hair turned orange from dying her hair at home.
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