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I’ve used everything from car problems to a death in the family… although I stopped using both when my mom got into a car accident and someone else’s cat died after I lied. Karma’s a b%^$#! Now I just call in sick.
It isn’t that creative, but I had my friend call in for me saying that my car broke down on the way back from a trip, and I was stuck in the desert without a phone. She even got creative with what type of mechanical mechanism failed on me.
It was after 4th of July which was on a Wed. this year, but it felt like a Saturday. So I came into work late the next day because I was hung over and told everyone it was cuz I thought it was Sunday.
Cramps or Montezuma’s revenge. They never questions it.
Well, it’s not my excuse… but I think it is pretty amazing… one of my friends told her professor she was pregnant so every time she missed a class he excused it because she said it was a doctor’s appt or morning sickness. I’m boring and usually just go with plain old sick.
I actually left a message on one of my male bossess voice mails telling him that I was in and out of the bathroom all night and that my stomach is still killing me and I don’t think I can sit through a day of work like this. Angela is right, talk about diarrhea or anything else that is TMI (to much information) and no questions will be asked. In fact, they will probably be so shocked that you told them, that it will solidify the seriousness of the situation.
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