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Employers share strange excuses for calling in sick

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When it comes to calling in sick, some workers come up with slightly more colorful explanations for their absences.

According to a news release by Careerbuilder.com, employers reported the following real-life examples:

Employee's sobriety tool wouldn't allow the car to start.

Employee forgot he had been hired for the job.

Employee said her dog was having a nervous breakdown.

Employee's dead grandmother was being exhumed for a police investigation.

Employee's toe was stuck in a faucet.

Employee said a bird bit her.

Employee was upset after watching "The Hunger Games."

Employee got sick from reading too much.

Employee was suffering from a broken heart.

Employee's hair turned orange from dying her hair at home.

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