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Most Creative Excuses for Missing Work


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 ”I got caught selling an alligator” is just one of the more unusual excuses that have been used in the US this year for taking a day off work.

Careerbuilder.com annual survey on Absenteeism uncovered a bizarre and amusing list of excuses  that include:

  • I got sunburned at a nude beach and can’t wear clothes
  • I woke up in Canada
  • I got caught selling an alligator
  • My buddies locked me in the trunk of an abandoned car after a weekend of drinking
  • My mom said I was not allowed to go to work today
  • A bee flew in my mouth
  • I’m just not into it today
  • I accidentally hit a nun with my motorcycle
  • A random person threw poison ivy in my face and now I have a rash
  • I’m convinced my spouse is having an affair and I’m staying home to catch them
  • I was injured chasing a seagull
  • I have a headache from eating hot peppers

Read the full story and results of the survey at CareerBuilder.com

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