If you’re not feeling the whole “work thing” and opt to play hooky, keep the excuse simple—and for the love of God, stay off social media and resist the urge to garden.
In a new CareerBuilder poll, 31% of bosses confessed to checking up on absentees—some asking for a doc’s note, others calling them at home. Twenty-four percent said they’d gone on Facebook or Twitter and found “sick” employees sounding—and looking—just fine. And 15% admitted to driving by a no-show’s house. (We hope you don’t work for one of those.) If bosses did bust AWOL-ers? Half chewed them out, while 22% fired them.