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Playing hooky

Kids are notorious for faking fevers to stay home from school. A new study suggests their parents aren’t much better.

Nearly half of the workers surveyed admitted to calling in sick when they weren’t. Adecco Group North America, the temporary staffing company that commissioned the survey, didn’t say how many of those employees faked a cough and used a raspy voice when they phoned their boss.

Perhaps bored with pretending to have the flu, some hooky-playing workers get creative. More.

Have you ever played hooky as an adult? If so, why?




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Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.








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