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.”

[LLR/308/Oct11]

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