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    #1

    Red face What's "pull sickies" mean here?

    a news from ft.com says that "Businesses fear a surge in absenteeism this summer as staff "pull sickies" to watch World Cup matches. "

    does it mean that staff is going to ask for a sick leave?


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    #2

    Re: What's "pull sickies" mean here?

    'Pulling a sickie' basically means taking a day off of work to do something (in this case, watch the football), but telling your boss that you're ill. :)
    Last edited by brimstone11; 22-May-2006 at 16:41.

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    #3

    Re: What's "pull sickies" mean here?

    Thanks a lot :)

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