Playing Hooky? Beware, Your Boss May Be Spying On You!

Using sick days when not sick used to be called "having a mental health day," "sticking it to the man," or "taking what's due you." Well, you better rethink that or get a lot more technologically clever on how you go about it.

Employers have had it with employees who play hooky. This is no surprise given the stepped-up drive for increased productivity. So, employers have been ponying up $75 an hour or more for private investigators to spy on the supposedly sick, reports Eric Spitznagel in Bloomberg Business Week.