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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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