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10 Best and Worst Excuses for Missing Work

By Michele Marrinan, Monster Contributing Writer


We’ve all been there. It’s a beautiful day, and you can’t bear the thought of going into work. So you call in with some excuse about feeling ill, but you know in your bones that your boss doesn’t buy it.

The feeling ill excuse is a short-term solution that won’t win you any fans at the office – someone else will have to pick up the slack, or you’ll miss deadlines. And it won’t help your career any. Here are 10 excuses – five smart and five not-so-smart – to help you save face and your sanity.

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    bossman

    8 months ago

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    I TOOK TODAY OFF BECAUSE ALL THE EQUIPMENT WE USE AT WORK IS FAULTY AND I GET SICK OF IT. I DONT KNOW IF THAT STATEMENT MAKES IT JUSTIFIED. FRANKLY DON'T GIVE A SHIT. GOT TO SPEND THE DAY WITH MY FAMILY. SO IM HAPPY. YOU WANT ME TO SHOW UP, GIVE SOMEONE MORE THAN A BUCK FIFTY RAISE AFTER WORKING THERE SIX AND A HALF YEARS.

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    jonmountain

    over 1 year ago

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    Hey I liked what you posted about the worst work excuses you can give! These seem absolutely ridiculous! The Boss Show actually just aired a show and also discussed the same topic. We would love if you would check out our show at http://www.thebossshow.com/.

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    myinnbox

    over 4 years ago

    4 comments

    Playing golf with a client won't work for 99% of us!

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    No Longer Practicing

    over 4 years ago

    I'M RETIRED NOW, BUT MY FAVORITE EXCUSE ON THE RARE OCCASIONS THAT I CALLED IN SICK WAS: "I NEED A MENTAL HEALTH DAY" IT SEEMS TO WORK BECAUSE YOUR BOSS DOESN'T KNOW IF YOU HAVE MENTAL PROBLEMS OR NOT & THEY DON'T WANT TO RISK CAUSING YOU TO HAVE A MELTDOWN!

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    briankgettelfinger

    over 4 years ago

    2 comments

    glad this article ended with the advice "don't lie". dishonesty and deception happens too often in other contexts anyway. and most often "the truth comes out"

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    saem

    over 4 years ago

    10 comments

    My husband's employee once apologized for being hours late because he had an appointment to get his bass woofers installed.

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    saem

    over 4 years ago

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    There are enough real-life problems that can come between you and work -- it's just totally foolish to invent fake ones and then have to take MORE time off for the real ones.

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    OTOldie

    over 4 years ago

    68 comments

    "Death in the family" is never a good excuse unless it's a truthful one! What bad taste to lie about such a thing!

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