Weird Reasons for Sick Days!

A CareerBuilder online survey, conducted in August and September 2011 with 2,696 U.S. HR professionals and hiring managers and 4,384 full-time U.S. workers, unearthed the following unusual reasons for taking a sick day:

  • Bats got into the employee’s hair.
  • A refrigerator fell on the employee.
  • A bucket filled with water crashed through the ceiling of a bowling alley and hit the employee on the head.
  • A deer bit the employee while he was hunting.
  • The employee fell out of bed and broke his nose.
  • The employee hurt his back chasing a beaver.
  • The employee had to go to the hospital after accidentally drinking anti-freeze.
  • The employee got his toe caught in a vent cover.
  • The employee caught a cold from a puppy.
  • The employee got sick from eating too much at a party.
  • The employee developed a headache from attending too many garage sales.