Did you know that February 6th is National "Sickie" Day?!

"A new report has named Monday, 6 February as National Sickie Day, the date when more workers phone or text their boss with a fake illness than on any day of the year.

A survey of 4,000 employees revealed the reason: widespread dissatisfaction with the number of official holidays, coupled with a need to recharge batteries after the initial post-Christmas shock of being back in the office.

Hugely increased workloads also were leading to more people falling ill, although the prospect of having to wait for a Bank Holiday and a reluctance to take annual leave was persuading people to skive, the study showed."

For more details see Thousands enjoy national 'sickie' day by Stephen McGinty of The Scotsman.

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