The Young and the Lazy
A new study has suggested that young people are 10 times more prone to feigning illness in order to avoid work than their older counterparts.
A poll by the Department for Work & Pensions suggested that while one in ten people, aged between 16 and 34 admitted pretending illness to avoid going to work at least once in a year, only 1% of those between 55 and 65 said they had done so.
In the middle group, staff aged 35 to 54, 5% confessed to nabbing a so called duvet day.
While the most common reason behind such pretension was to force an “extra day’s holiday”, followed by having a hangover or relationship problems, many said they simply “did not feel like going to work.”