Sometimes, when you get sick, you get knocked down by something that feels more like a plague than the common cold. And sometimes, you really just don’t feel like going to work. It doesn’t matter if it’s because you didn’t sleep well the night before or your bed really is that comfortable—either way, the last thing you want to do is work. We totally get it.


A market research company called Attest recently conducted a study involving 1,000 employees. They found that the time to call in sick is on a Tuesday morning at 6:38AM. Attest also figured out that the most convincing excuse to use is, "I’m having stomach problems."

This makes sense since calling in sick on a Monday or Friday just makes it seem like you’re desperately trying to extend your weekend. Apparently, most people start lying about not feeling well November or December so you have 10 months to use this excuse without raising any eyebrows. 

More From

This story originally appeared on

* Minor edits have been made by the editors.

Get the latest updates from Female Network
Subscribe to our Newsletter!
Recommended Videos

Latest Stories

Erwan To Anne: 'I can’t wait to be a father to your child'

Erwan shared a sweet message to the soon-to-be mom on It's Showtime.

Brides Share the Biggest Challenges in Planning an Out-of-Town Wedding

"Given that it's a destination wedding, we had to think about our guests a lot more than usual," says one Pinay.

5 Celebrity Makeup Artist Secrets That Will Elevate Your Beauty Routine

Check out these pro tips from Jennylyn Mercado, Megan Young, Janine Gutierrez and more stars' go-to MUA.

Drew Arellano on Why Investing in Travel with Kids is Worth It

"What's golden is they actually experience different cultures firsthand."

The 5 Skills You Need to Launch Your Own Business

Make sure your business runs smoothly or improve your career in the corporate world by honing these skills.

John Gokongwei Jr. Passes Away At 93

The entrepreneur, industrialist, and philanthropist devoted much of his life to making Filipino lives better.
Load More Stories