unexcused absences from responsibilities such as school or work- primarily when recurrent. Documentation of times, dates and overall frequency of unexcused absences. May contribute to poor academic and workplace performance.

ABSENTEEISM: "The rate at which Janel's absenteeism increased left her boss with no choice but to fire her."
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