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These Are The 10 Most Believable Excuses For Calling In Sick To Work

By Sarah

January 12, 2018 at 1:13pm


It's the morning after the night before and classic you has woken up with a pounding head, a mouth drier than a slice of gluten-free bread, and that horrific knot in your stomach that says "I'm going to vomit on the desk today." Greaaaat.

WHY did you ever go out for drinks yesterday? There's only one thing for it...

You've gotta call in sick to work.

Now before you go picking up the phone and using some over the top excuse, take a look at this. AXA PP, an independent health insurance provider in the UK, surveyed 1,000 bosses and asked them which sick excuses they believed the most...

Turns out the simpler, the better

Here's the top 10 excuses in order of most believable to least:

1. Flu
2. Back pain
3. Injury by accident
4. Stress
5. Elective surgery
6. Depression
7. Anxiety
8. Common cold
9. Migraine
10. None of the above

We're gonna take a note of this (and hope our boss doesn't read this article)... *Cough cough*

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