American millennials more likely to use sick day even when they're not ill, says report

Common excuse 'I'm sick or family member is sick'

In a survey asking people about their bucket list for vacation travel, surveyors stumbled across something about employers, employees and paid time off for vacation.

"Bosses or companies don't encourage people to take all of their paid vacation. So people are using this sort of sneak to take an unplanned vacation day," says Callette Nielsen of SpringHill Suites.

Employees seem more willing to use one excuse in particular to get an extra day off.

"We just found that the sick family member rose to the top, but there were certainly a few others," said Nielsen.

The survey by SpringHill Suites found that the newest members of the American workforce are the ones most likely to lie for the extra day away from their desk.

"Millennials do that a little bit more than their counterparts. Sixty-three percent of millennials have used the excuse, the most common being, I'm sick or a family member is sick," says Nielsen.

Phony excuses for a day off is not just an American habit.

A global survey recently found 71 percent of workers in China admit to calling in sick when they really weren't.

Courtesy: NBC Newschannel