Apparently yesterday was National Take a Sickie Day – because more people take a sickie on the first Monday of February than any other day.
The reason why? Well other than illness and recovering from the excesses of booze it is also believed that many resort to the fib because they are attending interviews. The break over Christmas combined with New Year resolutions means many have re-evaluated their lives and a consequence of this is often planning a new career.
For more information, apologises not my usual newspaper choice – link