How many of you have called in to office and asked for a day off due to unexpected sickness or better still faking sickness to stay home and put your feet up? Have you been discovered faking a sickie or felt great not being discovered?
We have some research in this area which reveals that one out 10 faking a sickie has been caught.
A survey of 10,000 adults has revealed that when it comes to faking a sickie, there is no competition for women. Women clearly win hands down in faking a sickie and going undiscovered. Men have been caught faking a sickie twice as much as women.
So, it is the fair sex that sounds more convincing while faking sickness. Mostly, people get caught when they bump into a fellow worker or if they leave tell-tale clues on social media websites.The trick is to play it safe and steer clear of outdoors and social media.
The research also revealed that many fake a sick leave to recover from hangovers. Women it appears are more cautious not to step out or do daft things which can show them out. They may also avoid logging into social networking sites during the day when they fake sickness.
Guess when it comes to lying convincingly and covering ones tracks, women sure lead the way!