Is A Sick Pet A Legit Excuse For Missing Work?
Pet owners, be honest.
Have you ever called in sick when it was actually your furry friend who wasn’t feeling well?
If you have, you’re not alone.
A new poll found that more than 1-in-4 pet owners admitted to lying to their boss so they could take their animal to the vet.
So, why did they feel the need to lie?
The majority say its because they didn’t think their boss would count a sick pet as a legit excuse for missing a day of work.
Veterinary website Fuzzy Pet Health commissioned the survey of 2,000 pet owners and found that some do think honesty is the best policy.
39% admitted, without shame, to taking a day off to care for a sick pet.
Meanwhile, 27% say they decided to work from home to look after their pet.
And pet owners aren’t just missing work; 3-in-10 have blown off plans with their human friends to spend time with their furry friend.