Nearly One-Third Of Workers Reported False Ailments To Get A Workday Off

White lies are even being counted. Falsehoods, lies, anything goes in the workplace. A survey of nearly 1,000 workers will cause your few hairs to stand up straight.. Get this: one in six "just wanted to catch up on sleep."

A dot-com group named CareerBuilder.com also surveyed 2,494 hiring managers and human resources professionals.

Are you taking notes? Here are some of the most memorable:

Employee's hair turned orange after she did a home-dying.

Employee was upset after watching "The Hunger Games."

Employee's dead grandmother was being exhumed for a police investigation.

Nearly 30% of employers have checked up on a worker, usually by requiring a doctor's note or phoning the worker at home. And 17% have fired an employee for a phony excuse.