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chuck a sickie

To tell one's employer, truthfully or otherwise, that one is ill and unable to attend work. Primarily heard in UK. I'm going to have work the morning after my birthday party. Something tells me I'll be chucking a sickie that day!
See also: chuck, sickie

throw a sickie

To tell one's employer, truthfully or otherwise, that one is ill and unable to attend work. Primarily heard in UK. I'm going to have work the morning after my birthday party. Something tells me I'll be throwing a sickie that day!
See also: sickie, throw
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In fact, new research by BREATHEHR shows that PS357 is the average cost paid by an employer for each worker who pulls a sickie. The same research also found that those employees who choose to fake illness cost the UK an astronomical PS900 million per year.
TOP REASONS TO PULL A SICKIE Couldn't be bothered to go to work 1 Was feeling hungover 2 a job interview scheduled 3had Workers in Scotland and the north-west of England are most likely to skip work because of a hangover, found research for account provider thinkmoney.co.uk.
One in three workers admit to pulling a sickie, and being bored with their job, wanting to watch sporting events instead.
THE North East has been shamed in a survey which claims workers pull more sickies than anywhere else after Christmas parties.
A POLICE chief has warned officers that taking sickies because they have a hangover is not acceptable.
A study of 10,000 adults found that one in 10 have been discovered pulling a sickie - either by bumping into a fellow worker out and about or by posting tell-tale clues on social media websites, the Daily Mail reported.
Sovereign Health Care polled 1,360 people and found more than half (56%) of the female participants admitted to pulling a sickie when not really ill, compared with just a third of men.
But, the poll said a World Cup sickie was not an option for 81 per cent of the people surveyed.
Only one in 10 of those questioned said they would be allowed to take time off this summer to follow the tournament, leaving many considering taking a sickie, said the report.
Sickies, pull yourselves together and get back to work.
WORKPLACES throughout the Midlands were today facing 'National Sickie Day' as many disillusioned employees ring in sick, it is claimed.
You know the one - it advises those suffering from the sniffles to take a 'Benylin' day therefore encouraging, so bosses say, workers to throw a sickie.
AUSTRALIAN call centre worker Kyle Doyle faces the sack after taking a sickie - and broadcasting it on the web.
MOST firms were hit by workers pulling a "sickie" last week because of the hot weather, a new report claimed today.
Employers were urged to stop people pulling a "sickie" after new research revealed an increase in workplace absence at an estimated cost to the economy of pounds 13.4 billion.