The job search site CareerBuilder asked employers to report the craziest excuses they had heard from employees about why they couldn't come to work:
One employee said she couldn't come to work because her dog was having a nervous breakdown. Another said he forgot he'd been hired. A third was upset after watching The Hunger Games.
These are just a few of the colorful excuses employers reported hearing to explain absences from work, according to a new survey commissioned by human resources firm CareerBuilder. Other alibis included a toe stuck in a faucet, a dead grandmother exhumed as part of a police investigation, and an illness from "reading too much."
What's the worst excuse you've ever heard/given for calling in sick?