Every employer has a different approach when it comes to offering sick time. On the one hand, workers have a set number of days they are allowed to call out for illness, while at other companies, staffers get personal days for which the reason they stay home doesn’t matter. Then there are those employers with unlimited sick policies (as long as workers don’t try to take advantage).
Based on a recent survey by CareerBuilder, however, it seems that regardless of policy, employees are still afraid to take a sick day, and often resort to making up lies in order to miss work. In fact, of the 49 percent of workers with a Paid Time Off program that allows them to use their time off however they choose, 23 percent still said they feel obligated to make up an excuse for calling out.Continue Reading