A Look At The Most Ridiculous Excuses For Calling In Sick


(PCM) We have all had those days when the desire to call out of work even when we are not really sick have occurred. Sometimes we are looking for some more time to relax and other times there are just too many important errands to run and not enough time in the day. has compiled a list of some of the most ridiculous and zany excuses that people have given for calling out of work sick.

Topping the list as the most insane excuse for calling out was “I just put a casserole in the oven” … what that has to do with being ill beats us, but we can certainly understand why it nabbed the number one spot.

CareerBuilder claims that 28% of employees have called out at least one day in the last year and of that number 30% admit that they either just did not feeling like going in that day or they needed the day to relax. Another high percentage of employees confessed that they just needed the day to catch up on sleep and others blamed it on bad weather.

Below you can find the top ten list of crazy call-out excuses:

2. Employee’s plastic surgery for enhancement purposes needed some “tweaking” to get it just right.
3. Employee was sitting in the bathroom and her feet and legs fell asleep. When she stood, up she fell and broke her ankle.
4. Employee had been at the casino all weekend and still had money left to play with on Monday morning.
5. Employee woke up in a good mood and didn’t want to ruin it.
6. Employee had a “lucky night” and didn’t know where he was.
7. Employee got stuck in the blood pressure machine at the grocery store and couldn’t get out.
8. Employee had a gall stone they wanted to heal holistically.
9. Employee caught their uniform on fire by putting it in the microwave to dry.
10. Employee accidentally got on a plane.

However, if you think that you can actually get away with some of these excuses, think again. CareerBuilder revealed that a high number of employers actually do check up on their employees to make sure they are truly ill and do so by checking their various social media accounts to track their activity.

Have you ever called out sick, even when you were perfectly healthy? If so, what was your best excuse?

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Need A Doctor In A Hurry? No Worries, There’s An App For That!


(PCM) Smartphone and tablet users are now able to take advantage of a new app called Doctor On Demand, which they can use to access a doctor who can then diagnose their symptoms and prescribe any needed medications all directly from the phone/tablet app.

The cost of the service runs $40 a month, but is an ideal solution for those individuals who don’t have the time to go to the doctors office or happen to be in need of a doctor when they are traveling far away from home.

The app is available to users in 47 states and the app boasts a pool of over 1,400 board certified doctors that are available on-call to the app. The app itself feature real-time video that connects the patient and the available doctor.

It has been stressed by Doctor On Demand that the app should not replace primary care physician visits or be used for any urgent emergencies or hard to diagnose illnesses. It should only be used to treat minor illnesses such as respiratory infections, fevers, allergies or minor infections

Currently, the Doctor On Demand app service is not linked to any health insurance plan so all cost associated with the service are the full responsibility of the patient. The use of smartphone and tablet technology to connect doctors with patients is becoming increasingly popular, as it is very convenient and is a true time and cost saver for both doctors and patients.

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Man Injured After A Terrifying Elevator Ride

Chile-elevator1(PCM) This is like something out of our worst nightmare! A man from Chile stepped onto an elevator and was suddenly taken on a terrifying wild ride as the elevator began malfunctioning.

We were assuming that the elevator dropped suddenly with the man on board, however this time the elevator sharply rose 31 floors in a 15 second time period with the doors wide open. It actually reached a speed of 50 mph!  What makes this even more bizarre is that the elevator is located inside a building that was just finished about eight weeks ago.

Security camera footage inside the elevator shows the man’s terrifying ordeal, as you can see him desperately attempting to push buttons to make the elevator come to a halt.  He ended up suffering head and leg injuries when the elevator eventually crashed into the buildings roof!

There has been no update in regards to the elevators inspection records or if it had indeed been malfunctioning prior to the incident.

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A Look At The Dangers Of Meningitis On College Campuses

Meningitis1(PCM) There have been quite a few headlines recently about the deaths of college students related to an outbreak of meningitis on their college campuses. Recently, a Philadelphia student from Drexel University has died from the same strain of meningitis that was seen in a recent outbreak at Princeton University in New Jersey.

The CDC released a statement saying that the Drexel University student died from Meningitis B and it was revealed that the student may have had close contact with students from Princeton University about a week before coming down with the illness.

The vaccine has been approved for use in Europe, Canada and Australia, but it is not yet approved for use in the United States. The CDC and the FDA granted special approval for the vaccine to be distributed at Princeton.

Despite the fact that Princeton University students were given an unlicensed meningitis vaccine, CDC officials are still worried that the disease may still be present on the Princeton University campus given the recent Drexel Hill student’s death.

Meningitis is spread through coughing, sneezing and kissing. It will also spread when people forget to wash their hands or clothes, or among people who drink out of the same cup making the college campus and dormitories the perfect breeding ground the disease to spread.

University communities across the nation are encouraging their students to engage in good health practices to prevent the spread of this horrible disease. Many students who become infected with meningitis may be under the impression that they have come down with a bout of the flu, as the early symptoms are fever, headache, stiff necks, vomiting and delirium.

If left untreated the bacteria spread and can cause hearing loss, permanent neurological damage and death.


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Walmart Beef Laced With LSD

Walmart-LSD(PCM) A family was hospitalized near Tampa, Fl after consuming a package of steaks that were purchased at local area Walmart store that were laced with the drug LSD.

The authorities in Tampa are in the process now of attempting to figure out just how the steaks became laced with the hallucinogenic drug in the first place. Walmart is working closely with the authorities during the investigation and a company spokesperson is placing the blame on the beef supplier, claiming that all of Walmart’s meat comes pre-packaged so it is completely unclear when the contamination may have occurred.

Jessica Rosado, her partner Ronnie Morales and two daughters began experiencing hallucinations and shortness of breath after consuming the steaks and the entire family became sick enough to call 911. What makes this even more terrifying is that Rosado was pregnant at the time. Doctors at the hospital induced her labor and she gave birth to a healthy baby boy.

What is baffling to the authorities is how the LSD remained potent enough to sicken the family, even after it had been cooked. LSD is known to break down very quickly. Also, the beef contamination appears to be an isolated incident as authorities tested additional steaks for LSD and other contaminants and all came up negative.

While Walmart is not receiving a ton of backlash about the incident, it certainly makes us think twice about buying any beef products from the retailer even if the blame does not rest of them alone.


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Eighteen People Allegedly Exposed To An Incurable Disease In North Carolina

surgery(PCM) Any type of surgical procedure can be nerve-wracking to many individuals, but we put our trust in the doctors and surgeons performing the procedure to do their very best work and provide us with the best care possible. That is why this recent incident out a of a North Carolina is sure to send chills down anyone’s back .

It has been recently revealed that eighteen people have allegedly been exposed to a very rare and incurable brain disease which also happens to be fatal in 100% of the cases studied.

The eighteen people who may have been exposed had surgeries performed with instruments that were not properly sterilized exposing them to a degenerative neurological disorder referred to as CJD, which stands for Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.

It is said that the disease only effects 1 in a million people worldwide, however in the case in North Carolina, the surgical instruments were used on an individual that tested positive for CJD, and then re-used on other patients throughout the course of a three-week time period.

While the instruments were sterilized after use by the normal hospital standards, the CDC (Center For Disease Control) claims that any instruments used to treat someone who tested positive for CDJ should be completely destroyed.

Officials at Novnt Health Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina claim that the actual likelihood of those eighteen individuals actually contracting the disease is incredibly low.

Still the patients are incredibly upset and outraged at even the chance of something like this occurring. The worst part is that the disease can take several years to manifest itself, so the likelihood of any symptoms showing up soon is slim.

This situation has to be absolutely terrifying for those patients and the waiting game makes it twice as bad. Something tells us this hospital is due to get hit with several hefty lawsuits very soon, even it it is for mental anguish.

Again, we put our full trust in doctors and hospitals to do the right thing and stories like this certainly make you think twice about that trust factor.

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