What Are Some Popular Reasons to Call in Sick to Work?


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Some popular reasons to call in sick to work include feeling ill, having a doctor's appointment, lacking the enthusiasm to work and bad weather. Employees also call in sick when they need to relax or sleep.

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Employees can take personal emergency leave if they or their family members have personal illnesses, injuries or emergencies. Employees can also call in sick if urgent matters concerning them or their families emerge. Urgent matters include a babysitter calling in sick or a child counselor scheduling an appointment. Some employees who call in sick use lame excuses such as being stuck under a bed. A third of employers often call to investigate the reasons made for calling in sick, says USA Today.

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