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CareerBuilder.com released the best excuses employees had for calling in sick this year. The survey found that 30 per cent of workers call in sick when they aren't.

<b>Excuse #1:</b></br> Employee's sobriety tool wouldn't allow the car to start.

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<b>Excuse #2:</b></br> Employee forgot he had been hired for the job.

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<b>Excuse #3:</b></br> Employee said her dog was having a nervous breakdown.

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<b>Excuse #4:</b></br> Employee's dead grandmother was being exhumed for a police investigation.

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<b>Excuse #5:</b></br> Employee's toe was stuck in a faucet.

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<b>Excuse #6:</b></br> Employee said a bird bit her.

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<b>Excuse #7:</b></br> Employee was upset after watching "The Hunger Games."

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<b>Excuse #8:</b></br> Employee got sick from reading too much.

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<b>Excuse #9:</b></br> Employee was suffering from a broken heart.

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<b>Excuse #10:</b></br> Employee's hair turned orange from dyeing her hair at home.

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What are some of the best excuses you've given, or heard, for why an employee can't come to work that day? Leave a comment or e-mail it to careerquestion@globeandmail.com

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