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Calling in Sick Again? The Boss Often Doesn’t Believe the Excuse!

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Go ahead, call in. But know, if you’re faking, the boss is probably on to you and for some very good reasons!

One of the top reasons bosses often don’t believe you’re sick is because you don’t sound sick enough. Also, if you were fine yesterday and “today” is a nice day and you call in. There are a bunch of red flags there.

Also, there are some people who call in with a fake excuse then aren’t smart enough to stay off social media like Facebook or Twitter. One in three bosses will be checking up on you.

Statistically, the average person says they’ve called in with a fake excuse 4 times.

Now, the fun part…here are some pretty lame (but REAL) excuses people have used to get out of working:

A can of baked beans landed on my big toe

I was swimming too fast and smacked my head on the poolside

I’ve been bitten by an insect

My dog has had a big fright and I don’t want to leave him

My hamster died

I’ve injured myself during sex (Really?)

I slipped on a coin (How would this even happen?)

I’ve had a sleepless night (We get up at 3am…we could use THAT one every day)

My mum has died (this was the second time the person used this excuse)

I am hallucinating

I am stuck in my house because the door is broken

I burned my hand on the toaster

The dog ate my shoes

My fish is sick

I swallowed white spirit (What?!)

My toe is trapped in the bath tap (I can see that happening…but near a phone?)

I drank too much and fell asleep on someone’s floor – I don’t know where I am

My pants split on the way to work

I’m using a new contact lens solution and my eyes are watering

I have a blocked nose

I’ve had a hair dye disaster

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