Aussies hit the doona
A NUMBER of Southern Downs employees trade their work clothes for pyjamas and a tube of Berocca after Australia Day.
Deemed a national sickie day, Aus-boxing Day has proven a favourite time to call in sick to work, with many opting for a self-nominated four-day weekend.
For Warwick Harvey World Travel manager Aly Palmer, skipping work was not an option.
"If I have to come to work, why doesn't anyone else? It's just a normal day," Ms Palmer said.
"Sorry if you have a hangover. Yeah, we all had a few beers, but it's not Australia Day anymore."
Nationally, yesterday's sickies were expected to cost employers $65 million.
It was predicted a breakout of sudden illnesses would affect more than 171,000 Aussies, leaving them unable to attend work.
Perhaps a hangover would be a better choice of words?