Quite a veteran...started at WOOD Radio in March of 1981 and began hosting mornings in 1989. Married to Laurie (she's a yooper) since 1969. 2 sons Mike and Pat (2 grandkids Alison & Kyle)
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Steve Kelly has three full time jobs. First he's a loving husband to Sandy since 2001. He's a doting dad to two beautiful red heads. Finally, Steve is the Sports Director and co-host of West Michigan's Morning News. Steve has also been doing radio since the Brits elected Margaret Thacher and when Gary Allen's hair started turning gray!
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To Catch a Faker
Twenty-nine percent of employers have checked up on an employee to verify that the illness is legitimate, usually by requiring a doctor's note or calling the employee later in the day. Some employers have had other employees call a suspected faker (18 percent) or even gone so far as to drive by the employee's home (14 percent). Seventeen percent of employers have fired employees for giving a fake excuse.
Home for the Holidays
Thirty-one percent of employers notice an uptick in sick days around the winter holidays. This helps make December the most popular month to call in sick, with 20 percent saying their employees call in the most during that month. July is the next most popular month to skip out on work, followed by January and February.
At Least You Have Your Health
Not all sick days are spent under piles of blankets with a thermometer and maximum-strength medicine. Next to actually being sick, the most common reasons employees call in sick are because they just don't feel like going to work (34 percent), or because they felt like they needed to relax (29 percent). Others take the day off so they can make it to a doctor's appointment (22 percent), catch up on sleep (16 percent), or run some errands (15 percent).
Some workers come up with slightly more colorful explanations for their absences. When asked to share the most memorable excuses, employers reported the following real-life examples:
Poll was conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of CareerBuiler.