Freddy Choyle - 990WBOB@gmail.com
I awoke this morning to the wonderful delight of an unseasonably warm sun shinning day.Almost immediately the decision was made to take the long way to work and soak up as much of this weather as possible. Than I must admit I became riddled with guilt, as I scrambled through the mental rolodex of excuses. The search was on for the perfect excuse to miss work. The diamond in the rough of white lies that is as believable as it as impenetrable. This Friday's Five are the best possible "Excuses for the Boss" use with caution.
Warning - Do Not combine or use any of theses excuses multiple times.
#5 -"I woke up sick" - The most basic of all excuses chances are you've tried this before in your school days. The key to the sick day is keeping it simple. Never get to complex with your "symptoms" or story. It is best however to mention how you awoke in the middle of the night to vomit. That is the sealer. No workplace wants to be in a room with a sick person. Especially if there is even a slight chance of them getting physically ill.
#2 - Personal Emergency Out of Town - This excuses must be executed to perfection or not at all. It essential to the success of this gimmick to use the "out of town" tag. This suggests you have to travel for an above average amount of time occupying most or all of your day. When placing the call to the office be sure it's to a fellow worker or receptionist. A person who would not immediately question your story. Be very short and try to pitch your voice into a concerned tone. The true genius of this excuse is what happens when you return to work. It will be as if nothing happened, most will be afraid to pry. If any one has the fortitude to ask what happened or why you missed work you can simply reply "it's personal I'd rather not get into it" throw in an apology and you are golden.
#1 - Identity Theft - Sometimes it is as easy as just keeping your excuses short and believable. In today's online shopping realm identity theft happens every minute of everyday. It is completely believable to hear that someone you know has been the victim of this. Your employer will not only sympathize with your "problem" he may pay you for the time off. Just be smart, if participate in your company's direct deposit program this excuse will blow up in your face.