New survey says many workers lie, call in sick, to get day off

Survey done by Adecco Group North America

Published On: Dec 22 2012 08:03:41 PM EST   Updated On: Dec 23 2012 06:35:45 PM EST
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A recent survey found that a lot of Americans are willing to lie to get more time off from work.

The survey by Adecco Group North America found that 47 percent of full-time workers have called in sick to take a day off.

The survey also found that 27 percent have used jury duty as an excuse, and 26 percent have claimed a death in the family to get extra vacation days.

The poll found that when employees call in sick, 72 percent of their co-workers believe they're faking it.

522 full-time workers were surveyed.

The poll was conducted between November 21st and 25th, and has a 4.3 percent margin of error.