Everyone in HR has heard some pretty wild excuses from employees about why they’ve taken days off. But wait until you hear how far this employee went for a personal day.
Police in Kingston, Ontario, were called to the scene by a man who claimed two thugs assaulted him on his way to work and tried to steal his wallet.
The man had a swollen lip and a possible broken nose, the Whig Standard reports.
After questioning him, the police began noticing holes in his story. Eventually, he broke down and told the truth: He’d punched himself in the face several times and concocted the mugging story to use as an excuse to skip work.
Police didn’t release the name of the man’s employer, but the officer who questioned him said, “I can only assume that they didn’t have a great sick plan where he works.”
In the end, the cops were kind enough to give the “victim” what he wanted. He got the day off — but he had to spend the day in jail for filing a false police report.
What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever seen an employee do for a day off? Let us know in the comments section below.