Since I have been struggling with a fluey cold over the last few days, this report from CareerBuilder struck home. Not being an employee, in my case it is work or starve!
Again they find (in the USA) that 30% calling in sick are not ill at all. It reminds me of a partner I once worked with who would sweetly turn up on the doorstep of a sick employee with a bunch of flowers. Um, not all of them were in.
And the other excuses are interesting, and often self-inflicted.
Do not forget that simply sacking someone in the UK will turn out to be expensive. Getting legal advice and following proper procedures are vital.
H/T Stephen Booth