Not only are employers starting to investigate their workers’ crazy stories, but they are also getting more prone to check out even believable excuses. Nearly 70 percent of surveyed employers said they asked for a doctor’s note, about half called the “sick” employee to check-in, and 18 percent had someone else make the phone call to catch the employee off guard.
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You’d never believe it in this economy, but employers still have trouble filling some jobs. See what jobs Manpower, Inc. says are still hard to fill.