Kinda mystified by the response here. He managed to put one over on a shit job and actually come out ahead.
Pretty shocked to see so many holier-than-thou responses here.I guess attitudes vary a lot more across country than I expected. In Denmark, where I live, this kind of thing isn't a big deal. Naturally, people are expected to be at work, but faking illness is not uncommon.
It's called "integrity" - a somewhat archaic concept these days, I know, but some of us still try to do the right thing, regardless if we'll get caught or not.