Marcy, NY (WIBX) - If you have ever used a phony excuse to "call in" for a day off from work you are not alone.

A new survey reveals that American workers can be pretty creative when requesting previously unscheduled time off from work.  The survey shows that employers acknowledge that many excuses are truthful.  Nearly a third, however, are either exaggerations or outright lies.

For those folks CareerrBuilder issues a warning: Among those employers who responded to the survey, about thirty percent say they have checked up on workers who call in with suspicious excuses and seventeen percent of those have fired workers who lied.

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