Excuses for skipping work on Mondays in Great Britain 2014

Have you ever done or considered doing any of the following in order to get out of going to work on a Monday?

by Statista Research Department, last edited Feb 6, 2014
Excuses for skipping work on Mondays in Great Britain 2014 This statistic shows the result of a survey question designed to find out if respondents have given a fake excuse for not going to work on a Monday. The most commonly used excuse among British workers was pretending to be ill.
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Have you ever done or considered doing any of the following in order to get out of going to work on a Monday?

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NET: done it or considered doing itNever done it
Pretended to be ill35%65%
Claimed to have a vague personal or family issue that they won't ask about18%82%
Pretended to need to look after a loved one who is 'ill'15%85%
Claimed to have an emergency at home (flooding, burst pipes ect.)19%81%
Said that you had to take your pet to the vets urgently9%91%
Said that there have been disruptions to your mode of public transport21%79%
Asked to work from home16%84%
NET: done it or considered doing itNever done it
Pretended to be ill35%65%
Claimed to have a vague personal or family issue that they won't ask about18%82%
Pretended to need to look after a loved one who is 'ill'15%85%
Claimed to have an emergency at home (flooding, burst pipes ect.)19%81%
Said that you had to take your pet to the vets urgently9%91%
Said that there have been disruptions to your mode of public transport21%79%
Asked to work from home16%84%
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by Statista Research Department, last edited Feb 6, 2014
This statistic shows the result of a survey question designed to find out if respondents have given a fake excuse for not going to work on a Monday. The most commonly used excuse among British workers was pretending to be ill.
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