80 per cent of U.K. workers admit to playing hooky

British doctors reluctant to refuse to provide medical note in cases where worker is not sick
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|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 01/22/2004

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ight out of 10 workers in the United Kingdom admitted to having faked being sick at least one day in the past year, according to a new study.

In a poll of nearly 1,000 employees, 82 per cent said they had faked a cough or cold — or worse — so they could take a day off work.