You guys might have noticed that I was gone a few days last week.It started on Monday. I had a little cough in my throat, and I thought, "Oh, it's no big deal, just allergies".  But then it didn't go away.  After a while, on Tuesday, I was coughing so hard that I'd be shaking. So eventually, yep, I lost my voice. It's kinda hard to do a job where you talk and nobody can hear you!

So eventually I went to the doctor, and he gave me the usual Z pack, steroids, Codiene, you know. I still kinda felt bad about missing work, even though it wasn't like I was ENJOYING the time off. I was mostly sleeping and coughing. I started to really feel better Saturday morning, so I knew that by today I'd be alright to come in. But I do have to admit, I felt bad staying home from work.

I think it's because we usually think of sick days as a HUGE SCAM.  Yeah, you use them when you're sick . . . but you also use them when you're just sick of work.

A new survey by a website called TheFit asked 5,000 people what they did on their last sick day . . . to see just how many people were pulling a scam.

And believe it or not, 84% of people claim their sick day was completely legitimate.  Those 84% say they were actually sick themselves or caring for their sick child the last time they called in sick.

Only 20% of men and 14% of women admit they were lying about being sick during their most recent sick day.

Of the people who faked being sick, the most common excuse was "I wanted a mental health day."  The second-most common excuse was they were recovering from a hangover . . . third-most common was they had another job interview.

For me, it was all about that Codeine.

Mendfully yours,


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