We all have those days when we don’t feel like going to work. Whether you’re feeling sick, have a family emergency, or just need a mental health day, you must have an excellent excuse to get out of work that your boss won’t be able to get mad at. A user asked on the forum, “What’s an excuse to get out of work that no one can get mad at?”
Here are some responses he got!
NOT FEELING WELL
“I had a co-worker who had severe diabetes. One day, he left work early, saying he wasn’t feeling well. Another co-worker threw a huge hissy fit about it. The hissy fit about him faking an illness carried over to the next morning when we didn’t see him. We found out he died a couple of hours after getting home. That shut her up.”
I WAS SPRAYED BY A SKUNK
“I tried to go to work after showering with Dawn dish soap, but my boss told me to go home. So I’d say get sprayed by a skunk.”
POO IN PANTS
“I worked construction, and in two separate instances on two different crews, someone said they poop in their pants. Nobody questioned it, and they left.”
I BROKE MY ARM
“Me: Hey, I think I need to head home.”
“Boss: why’s that?”
“Me: I think I broke my arm.”
“I’m standing in front of my boss’s desk with my arm turned completely backward from the elbow down. I was in total shock.”
CAN’T MAKE IT HIT MY HEAD
“The last time I called into work was a quick call. “Can’t make it in. Hit my head. Blood everywhere.An ambulance is on the way. ”That one worked pretty well.”
NOT HAVING CLEAN SOCKS
“A guy at work phoned in to tell our boss he couldn’t make it in because he had no clean socks. The boss was speechless.”
I AM SICK
“You don’t need more detail than that.”
I HAVE COVID
“Where I’m at, quarantine is still mandatory until a negative COVID test.”
SOMETHING WRONG WITH THE KID
“I’ve honestly thought about making up a kid, so I have an airtight excuse to cut out as often as my parent coworkers do.”
STOMACH BUG IS THE BEST
“You don’t get a doctor’s note for it, it’s gone quickly, and people do NOT want you spreading it.”
FAKING SOMEONE’S DEATH
“Short of faking someone’s death, people will always be resentful.”
TAKING A MENTAL HEALTH DAY
“In the UK, I’ve been told you can call up and just say, “I’m taking a mental health day,” and there’s nothing the employer can legally do about it.”
PROBLEM WITH MY EYE
“I have a problem with my eye. I can’t see myself coming in today.”
WEIRD ALLERGY BREAKOUT
“I had a weird allergy breakout this summer that caused my face to swell up and look super gnarly even though it didn’t hurt or itch or anything (meaning I could work). A simple selfie was enough to “take all the time you need.”
“I have diarrhea, or if you want to be delicate, say I have food poisoning.”
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