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Your favorite excuse when calling off work
Posted by BwayTheatre11 2004-07-17 16:34:10


Well, last week I used the sick one, but today I just didn't call off. I was gonna say that my sister is in labor and I have to be there with her.

re: Your favorite excuse when calling off work
Posted by POLisPOL 2004-07-17 16:42:20


kidnapped by aliens. always work.

re: Your favorite excuse when calling off work
Posted by SammyGal 2004-07-17 17:29:02


as a woman, pull the "it's that time of the month" shtick.
No man can ever understand and they usually freak out when hearing that. :)

re: Your favorite excuse when calling off work
Posted by ~FloweryFriend~ 2004-07-17 17:37:39


Women can use any mysterious gynecological problem as an excuse to a male boss.
Unfortunately, I work in an Ob/Gyn office.
Damn.

re: Your favorite excuse when calling off work
Posted by Sumofallthings 2004-07-17 17:41:27


My personal favorites are

"Loading my assault rifle"

"Waiting for the required 3 days"


or the ever popular

"Making sure it can't be stopped by cutting the red wire"

re: Your favorite excuse when calling off work
Posted by CJR 2004-07-17 18:00:22


Im just really good at faking sick... my boss began to call my sick days and personal days, "Chicago Days." Usually if I called out (or left early!) it had something to do with Chicago lol

re: Your favorite excuse when calling off work
Posted by secret-soul 2004-07-17 18:20:40


At Universal, you can only either call in "sick" or "personal"...if the lead or supervisor asks me, though, why I was out, it's usually: "Oh, my mom and I went to Disney"

re: Your favorite excuse when calling off work
Posted by BwayTheatre11 2004-07-17 18:50:36


Well, maybe since I work at Bob Evans, I can say that I am going down for a guided tour of the actual farm.

re: Your favorite excuse when calling off work
Posted by Gothampc 2004-07-17 20:11:05


I was up too late reading posts on Broadwayworld.com

re: Your favorite excuse when calling off work
Posted by Matt_G 2004-07-17 20:12:03


"My Iguana Died"

re: Your favorite excuse when calling off work
Posted by beacon1 2004-07-17 20:15:25


Sumofallthings I LOVE YOUR LIST!

Actually...I hardly call in at all. I'll drag my butt in even in the worst condition. The last time I missed a big amount of time was for surgery last September.

My boss usually begs me to leave if I'm sick and always reminds me about how many vacation days I need to use or lose before year-end. :o)

re: Your favorite excuse when calling off work
Posted by sabrelady 2004-07-18 17:13:58


Well whooping cough is good cos a) it's contagious
b) it is making a comeback
c) people kinda know about it
But dont really know so,
benefit of the doubt!

re: Your favorite excuse when calling off work
Posted by spiderdj82 2004-07-18 17:17:44


broadwayitis. For no apparent reason, those who have this contagious disease burst out with broadway showtunes.

re: Your favorite excuse when calling off work
Posted by Dollypop 2004-07-18 17:53:31


I'm honest when I call in sick. I say, "I hate those disgusting kids and their du-rags. I don't want to hear the name 'Shaquanna' for 24 hours, so I'm taking a mental preservation day. Good luck in finding a sub!"

re: Your favorite excuse when calling off work
Posted by DareQuilty 2004-07-18 19:27:58


My understudy has an agent coming to check him out, it's the least I can do for a friend!