Whether you like to admit it or not, sometimes people just need to chuck a good old fashioned sickie to help get through the week.
And while we all know that your wheezing cough is absolutely not real and the mysterious virus you somehow contracted over the weekend is entirely fabricated, sometimes the need to settle in on the couch and have some you time is actually just what the doctor ordered. We get it.
But according to market research and survey experts, Attest, there is an art form to calling in sick that few are aware of.
First of all, Mondays and Fridays are absolutely no-go days.
Even though they're usually the days you want off the most, calling in sick at the beginning or end of the week is obvious, contrived, and your boss can smell the alcohol seeping out of your dying body all the way down the other end of the phone.