The Cost of Unplanned Absences

It is a common misconception that ‘sick days’ occur most on either a Monday or Friday, due to an ‘unofficial long weekend’ or after a few more drinks than planned on a lazy Sunday. In truth, the most common day for an unplanned absences from work is a Tuesday. There is also a false perception about the proportion of false sick days in Australian business, the actual figure for genuine illness is around 90%.