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7 Popular Excuses for Calling into Work ...

By Melanie

People come up with the darndest excuses when they are trying to get out of work. Some of the excuses are pretty bad. For example, one time, I had a writer who kept skipping out of work. Eventually, she came up with the excuse that she had died. Except “she” wasn’t e-mailing me, “someone” else was e-mailing me to tell me the news – except they were doing it from her account and the same IP as her and her life on Facebook still marched on. Below, I am going to give you 7 popular excuses for calling into work.

7 Throwing up All Night

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Yeah, were you really throwing up all night? If you have used this excuse before and it was not true, then shame on you.

6 Family Member Died

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Shame on you for this one! Have you ever made up a family member and told your boss that they died? If so, then you’re bad for that one.

5 Kid is Sick

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Have you ever told your boss you had to stay home and take care of your kid, because they were sick? Yeah, then you get caught as you’re child is running around in the yard and your boss drives by. The kid looks like he/she was doing pretty good.

4 Got to Take Care of Personal Business

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Okay, what exactly is this personal business that you are talking about? When you say “personal business,” you make the boss afraid to even ask what that personal business is that you are talking about.

3 I Have Food Poisoning

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You ate fast food last night and now, you woke up with food poisoning. Yes, you’ve been puking your guts out and sound miserable … until you hang up that phone.

2 I Had a Bad Night

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A bad night of sex? A bad night of drinking? A bad night of WHAT? When you say you had a bad night, you know the boss isn’t even going to ask you what happened.

1 My Tire is Flat

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The number one reason – I have a flat tire. Okay, then why do you have the SAME tires on that you had the last time you came to work? Hmmm …

Those are 7 popular excuses for calling into work. I’m not making fun of you if you have used these excuses before and they weren’t true. It obviously means you just needed a day off to be lazy. So, how many of you are guilty of this?

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