Every boss’s dream! The rewarding moment Kyle Sandilands and Jackie O BUST one of their employees living it up at home after he called in sick
Australia’s growing obsession with ‘throwing sickies’ costs the economy more than $34billion every year.
But frustrated employers scored a rare victory on Tuesday when The Kyle and Jackie O Show caught one of its staffers taking advantage of his annual sick leave.
After producer ‘Intern’ Pete Deppeler didn’t show up to work, hosts Kyle Sandilands and Jackie ‘O’ Henderson asked one of their employees to pay him a surprise visit.
Every boss’s dream! The rewarding moment Kyle Sandilands (left) and Jackie O BUST one of their employees, Pete Deppeler (right), living it up at home after he called in sick
Kyle and Jackie’s suspicions were heightened when Pete didn’t pick up the phone or answer his front door when another producer, Tom Whitaker, came knocking.
‘What a suss piece of work!’ Kyle grumbled.
‘Oh well, that’s cost him his job as far as I’m concerned. It’s finished! Pack his s**it up into a box guys, not having that bulls**t at me.’
Kyle suggested that Pete wasn’t even inside his apartment and was still out after a big night of partying.
However, this theory turned out to be false when a sheepish-looking Pete finally opened the door to let Tom inside.
‘I’ve been throwing up, I’m on new medication!’ Pete protested, before complaining that he had to ‘prove this s**t’ to his colleagues.
Caught out! After Pete didn’t show up to work, hosts Kyle Sandilands and Jackie ‘O’ Henderson asked one of their other producers, Tom Whitaker (right), to pay him a surprise visit
After taking a look around the dingy apartment, Tom didn’t find any evidence Pete was lying about his illness – but Kyle and Jackie weren’t convinced.
‘Intern Pete didn’t look that sick, just saying,’ Kyle said.
‘He totally looked fine!’ Jackie added: ‘He was walking around normally. Nothing is wrong with Pete. I reckon he took a sleeping pill [the night before and] thought, “Oh, I’m too tired”.’
Lies exposed: After bursting into Pete’s dingy apartment, Jackie O (pictured) said, ‘He totally looked fine! He was walking around normally. Nothing is wrong with Pete’
Excuses, excuses! According to Jackie, Pete probably felt a bit groggy because he’d taken a sleeping pill the night before