1. "Work Boredom May Cause Employees to Call in Sick 2. Though the stress of an especially hectic work day may make you wish you'd stayed in bed, a new study shows that it's actually a slow day at the office that makes an employee more likely to call in sick. 3. ...participants were 2.5 times more likely to call in sick on days they expected to have a light workload, compared with days when they had a normal workload,... 4. And the risk for was even higher if workers' doldrums had started the day before they called in sick. 5. One reason for the findings may be that employees are less satisfied with their jobs when they're twiddling their thumbs, and so they're less motivated to show up to work when feeling ill." Work Boredom May Cause Employees to Call in Sick | Employee Health | MyHealthNewsDaily.com This is a pretty significant study!! Herein is a light into human nature that, I believe, is one answer to the problems of our education system. Ask any teacher who has been around a while and they will tell you that curricula have been watered down, and made less demanding by educrats who don't understand that more challenging work is what makes kids work harder. Our children aren't stupid. As schoolwork becomes a joke, the children take it in that vein.