National Sick Day Has Employees Calling In For No Good Reason


If you're reading this from your desk at work today, give yourself a high five! If you're still in your PJ's relaxed and cozy at home, you're not alone. Turns out the first Monday in February is the most popular day for employees to call in sick. Blame the dreary winter weather, lingering unpaid holiday credit card bills and a yearning for a day off before the next holiday hits in mid-February.

According to the "Sickness Absence Survey 2010" conducted by workplace management firm Kronos, at least 20% of employees have called in sick even if they really weren't. The most popular days to do it? Friday and Monday are overwhelmingly the most popular, probably for their instant three-day weekend appeal, while Tuesday seems to be the least likely day for a spontaneous holiday from the grind.