http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/3663385.stm Intended to post this yesterday but forgot. As a honest, upright member of society I can say hand on heart that I have never thrown a sicky........apart from the one Friday morning I stopped drinking at 5 a.m and phoned in a bit 'feak and weeble'. Apart from this one slack moment when I acted like a member of the AAC, I have never had to resort to such low standards. However, since joining civvy street I have worked with some real p*ss takers in this department, most recent case was a colleague who averaged a day every two weeks over the year. May not sound alot but when others have to pick up the workload it can feck you off Anyone got some examples of sly excuses used for time off ?