Staying Home, NH? Granite Staters Ranked No. 2 in Calling in ‘Sick’
I'll admit it. I've done it.
Maybe you stayed up a little too late the night before, maybe had a teeny tiny hangover or let's face it, maybe just needed to take a "mental" break. So, you call in "sick" to work.
I once called in because my sister's horse died. True story! Side note: My boss at the time was NOT sympathetic when he found out!
If you've done the same, well, you're not alone!
According to a study of about 2000 workers done by Zippia.com, Granite Staters rank #2 in the country for calling in "sick" with 69% of us doing it, giving us the #2 spot!
So, who's got the number one spot? Connecticut takes the honors.
Maine is giving us a bad name, they seem to never call out. They ranked 46th with only 33% admitting to it. C'mon!
Some other interesting tidbits from the Zippia survey:
- 52% of workers across the country report that they were faking when they called in sick
- Monday is the most common day to call in.
- 1-in-3 People have called in sick following a holiday..
The survey asked workers why they really called in sick to work if they were faking it. They got some great answers including a stolen car, a breakup, and my personal favorite "being attacked by bedbugs!
So, if you're planning on "playing hooky" from work, you're in good company here in New Hampshire!