The 10 most ridiculous excuses for missing work

Sometimes “I’m a little under the weather” just won’t cut it. A new survey from the US website CareerBuilder of 2,000 HR professionals unearthed the 10 most ludicrous reasons for missing a day at work.

1. I just put a casserole in the oven

2. My plastic surgery needs “tweaking”

3. My feet ‘fell asleep’ and I fell and broke my ankle

4. I’m still at a casino as had money left over from weekend

5. I woke up in a good mood and didn’t want to ruin it

6. I had a “lucky night” and don’t know where I am

7. I got my arm stuck in a blood pressure machine

8. I was undertaking ‘holistic healing’ for a gallstone

9. My uniform was set on fire by drying it in the microwave

10. I accidentally got on a plane

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