As an employer the most common bogus excuse I hear is diahorria or upset stomach. I think this is because diahorria is awkward to discuss and they feel they won't get called on it. What other sicknesses have you guys lied about ?
Believe it or not, I have never done this. I am a pretty honest person. I also don't want to jinx myself and actually end up ill. The one I hear a lot from people is that they have the flu.