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90,000 have registered for the Radio Chaser's National Sickie Day

Sunday 23 June, 2019
With the flu season spiralling out of control, there have been increased calls from medical health professionals to stay at home if you think you may be sick.
 
In fact, taking a sickie may be the most valuable thing you do this flu season, so to raise awareness for this important cause, Radio Chaser has declared next Friday 28th June National Sickie Day, and launched a website, NationalSickieDay.com where people can pledge to chuck a sickie to support the cause.
 
So far around 90,000 people (as of Monday morning) have pledged to chuck a sickie next Friday.
 
Executive Director of National Sickie Day, Charles Firth, says: “We are calling on all able-bodied Australians to join an important public health initiative, pledge their support and chuck a sickie next Friday. Who knows, there might be a new strain of Ebola that is symptomless until it’s too late. We just don’t know. So it’s best if everyone stays at home next Friday – just in case they’re sick.
 
“We have partnered with some of the best-looking stock-photo doctors in the world who probably would endorse this campaign if they knew their image was being used to promote it. Now pardon me, I think I might be coming down with something although it might be something so I think I might go home just in case.”

 
 
 
They even offer training for those not sure in how to handle National Sickie Day, and as of Sunday night, almost 90,000 people had pledged to chuck a sickie on Friday.
   
There will even be a National Sickie Day Ambassador with the big name announcement this Wednesday.
   
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