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Lying about having a 'personal issue' to skip work on Mondays Great Britain 2014

This statistic shows the result of a survey question designed to find out how likely or unlikely respondents were to skip work on a Monday with the excuse, 'I have a personal/family issue'. The majority of British workers said they do not do this.

Have you ever pretended to have a 'personal or family issue' in order to get out of going to work on a Monday? 2014 Survey*

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Release date

February 2014


United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

February 5, 2014 to February 6, 2014

Number of respondents

707 respondents

Special properties

adults who work full-time

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

The survey was conducted on behalf of Mind.
* By 'family issue', the source was referring to any kind of personal situation where it would be inappropriate for a manager to ask further questions, or make further enquiries.

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