One definition of sickie is "an informal day of sick leave from work – whether for genuine sickness or not."
A more cynical definition found defines sickie as "a day taken as sick leave when one is not actually ill."
Recent Survey – Men and Women
A recent survey by the AAT found the almost 20% of men admit every sick day they have taken in the last two years has been bogus. Just 9% of women made the same confession.
However, over 80% of women admit to using employer time and resources to look at non work related websites compared to 73% of men.