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More stressed workers calling in ’sick’ — creatively

Protect your moms from attack chickens. (File)Why take a long lunch to get a break from your cubicle when you can call in “sick” and blame it on a chicken attacking your mom?

Almost three in 10 workers have played hooky from their jobs by calling in sick at least once this year, according to CareerBuilder’s annual survey of workplace absenteeism. More than a quarter of employers attribute the bogus sick days to the job stress and burnout that’s continued in a weak economy. Get the full story »