Entries in Careers (2)


You Called Out of Work... But Are You Really Sick?

Pixland/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- People really aren't feeling well when they call in sick to work -- or at least, most of them, according to research by the career website theFIT.

In a survey of 5,000 people who recently used a sick day, 84 percent said they were actually under the weather or at least taking care of a child who wasn't feeling well.

The actual rate of liars was much less than one might expect: one in five men admitted they weren't sick when they called in to work while one in seven women confessed that weren't telling the truth either.

Reasons for misrepresenting their actual health varied from playing hooky or using a mental health day to nursing a hangover or going on a job interview.

TheFIT is owned by the recruiting technology company Bulldog.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio


Supermoms Are More Depressed, Researchers Say

Goodshoot/Thinkstock(SEATTLE) -- Working mothers who seem to have everything, including great jobs, fabulous kids and an overall wonderful life, may have something they don't want to brag about.

A new study found that supermoms who aspire to seamlessly juggle their kids and career are more likely to be depressed than their more relaxed counterparts. Researchers at the University of Washington, in Seattle, say the reason is frustration caused by a mismatch between their expectations and the reality of obstacles in the workplace.  

They say working moms should cut themselves some slack and realize that it feels difficult because it is difficult.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

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