Submitted by ub on Tue, 11/29/2011 - 17:55

Here are some facts which you may already know: Employees aren't always telling the truth when they call the boss to say they're sick.

In fact, recent figures indicate 34% of U.S. IT workers admitted using an excuse when they called in sick during the previous year.

While most employers reported heightened absenteeism around the holidays, they said the prime season when IT employees call in sick is the first quarter:

January through March: 38%
April through June: 12%
July through September: 22%
October through December: 28%

Our best advise is to stay healthy and always try to tell the truth.