If you need a different excuse, here are even more work excuses you can use when you need to take time off from your job.
- So this doesn't often work but i'ts good for a laugh. What you do is call in and say that your having problems with your eyes. When they ask what the problem is, simply tell them you can't see yourself coming into work today :D
- —Guest Jay
Popped the Hip
- I took a tumble during the night and believe I may have popped a hip (generally only useful for ages 50+).
- —Guest who
Vomiting and Diarrhea
- Vomiting and diarrhea go together sometimes. Diarrhea alone sounds too gross and is kind of embarrassing to say. When you use both together it's easier to understand and not as embarrassing to say. Plus I'm pretty sure it's happened to your boss lol.
- —Guest guest
Get Someone Else To Do It For You
- My mum has always been someone to rely on to cover for me when I just felt way too stressed and needed out at school or work. This one time I was in my college and I literally was getting verbally abused all day and was so frazzled I felt like killing someone. I secretly called her asking her to call the college and say I had a doctors appointment that we'd forgotten about. From my mother or another known family member it's going to sound a lot more genuine. Just make sure it's not one of your idiot friends who calls in.
- —Guest Anon
- I got these a lot at school. It's when you can barely see out of either eye. Just make sure you have glasses\contacts. It's almost impossible to see straight.
- —Guest Dustin
End of the World
- If you want to get out of work, tell your manager you are convinced the world is going to end tomorrow and you want to spend your last hours with your xbox and maybe your family. It will work, there's a doomsday prophecy almost every week nowadays.
- —Guest Guest a
Being Ill for a Day or Two
- I had a gallbladder attack and was out for a week or so. After that almost every time I called out, it was for too much "pain" and I needed to get medicine. It works so well!
- —Guest Sean
Kids School Excuse
- Say that your kid has a school play or that they got in trouble and you have to pick them up and take them home but there's no one to watch them.
- —Guest No work 4 me
- My wife had an episode at work. She has a serious sciatic nerve issue. She was giving morphine and needs me to be there to look over her.
- —Guest that dude
- My grandma just came home from the hospital today and she needs someone to stay with her tomorrow so I can't come in.
- —Guest LazyDayz
Waiting for the Police
- Tell your boss that there was some criminal activity near your house and you need to wait to talk to the police and fill out a report.
- —Guest Guest excuse
- Just say that you or your kid have burned yourself / themself and you really need to go home / stay at home.
- —Guest Guest excuse
Excuses for missing work
- I'm mentally ill. I can't stop crying and I know I will be unable to concentrate on my job.
- —Guest Deb
Bad Bad Food
- Went to dinner last nite with some friends at a Seafood restaurant and haf some calamari for an appetizer. It was kinda a mushy and maybe a little undercooked but ate it anyway. Started complaining about feeling ill on the way home and got worse. Needless to say, spent a lot of time in the bathroom the remainder of the eveing. Food poisioning is a bitch...
- —Guest say what....
Vague truth is better than lying
- I'm not a big fan of lying, so if I don't have a legitimate reason, or if I have an interview with another company, I just say I need time off because of "personal reasons" or sometimes "family reasons." My supervisor doesn't ask questions and I don't have to lie. Win :)
- —Guest Nate