KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 20 — Human resource bosses in the UK have shared they’ve seen a huge spike in the number of their employees claiming to need time off because they had been abducted by aliens.

Skivers are giving out of the world excuses for not turning up to work — with many saying they have been kidnapped by aliens.

Stunned bosses have been told by employees that they have been taken by little green men and need time off to recover, the Daily Star reported.

HR bosses said they saw a huge spike in the number of people claiming they had been abducted over the last year.


Some even claimed they had been experimented on whilst others said they had been taken to another planet.

Other employees said they couldn’t come into work because they were terrorised by ghosts at home.

But some more brazen staff told bosses they’d not come in because they felt like going ghoul hunting.


Experts Bright HR, who have a sickness tracking tool for managers, said their software showed a large spike in the number of people off work due to aliens and ghosts.

CEO Alan Price said: “You hear a few out of this world excuses working in HR, but ‘ET phone in sick’ is a new one even for us!

“Believe it or not, alien abduction and ghost hunting were real excuses for absence that employers were given in 2022, as recorded by our Bright HR absence management software.

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“Surely the bosses whose employees called in sick due to having “been abducted by aliens” or “seen a ghost” saw green,” Price continued.

“It may not have been just saucers that went flying in that workplace.”

Based on data, staff absences are at their highest during the month of February.

Price explained that excessive and re-occurring absences interrupt the day-to-day running of a company, so monitoring absence is the first step to understanding the reason behind it.

Creating records and logging the reasons behind absences can help identify trends, and flag up any areas of concern.

“My advice? Next time you’re looking to take a day off, plan-et in advance.

“And if you face a close encounter with a spooky excuse for absence, try to keep an open mind. Remember, the truth is out there.”