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Ever call in sick even when you’re not? A Career Builder survey found 30 percent of workers over the past year have. I’m surprised that number isn’t higher. I’m also surprised by some of the bizarre and creative excuses workers gave to explain their absence from work. Try to imagine calling in with some of these excuses: My dog is having a nervous breakdown. Probably because he just ate my homework. My… Read More

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Do you ever wake up in the morning and think, “It’s too early to go into work. I’m tired. I’ll just go in a little later”?  According to a new survey, one in six Americans this week will be telling their boss why they were late for work. And one of the more innovative/bizarre excuses is “My cat had the hiccups.” Really. Once again, CareerBuilder is out with its annual “Most Outrageous… Read More

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Have you ever said anything stupid and put your foot in your mouth at work?  Yeah, we all have.  But who has ever got their foot caught in the garbage disposal at home and couldn’t go into work?  Come on.  No really, that’s one of the bizarre  “I can’t come into work” excuses in the latest Careerbuilder survey. Careerbuilder asked employers to list the most unusual excuses (“Hello boss, I can’t  come… Read More

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