Worse excuses for missing work

EVERY now and then we all wish we could just ignore our alarm, sleep in and have a lazy day at home instead of going to work.

Well taking the day off is possible if you can get your excuse correct.

Listed below are the worst and best work excuses one can use and what the consequences are if you get caught out.

Worst excuses for missing work

• The ozone in the air flattened my tyres.

• The pressure cooker exploded and scared my sister, so I had to stay home.

• I had to attend the funeral of my wife’s cousin’s pet, because I was an uncle and pallbearer.

• I was blocked in by police raiding my home.

• I had to testify against a drug dealer, and the dealer’s friend mugged me.

• My roots were showing, so I had to keep my hair appointment as I looked like a mess.

• I ate cat food instead of tuna and am deadly ill.

• I used hair remover under my arms and had chemical burns as a result, so I cannot put my arms down by my sides.

• I am currently bowling the game of my life and will not make it to work.

• I am currently experiencing traumatic stress from a large spider found in my home. So I must stay at home to deal with the spider.

• I ate too much birthday cake.

• I was bitten by a duck

What can happen if you get caught

Keep in mind that even if you use what you think is a good excuse, being dishonest can cost you your job if you get caught.

Do not think your employer will not check up on you.

If you do not tell your boss the truth, be very careful about using social media.

Good excuses for missing work

• Appointments (financial planner, accountant, lawyer, etc.).

• Babysitter problems.

• Car troubles.

• Child has to get a physical.

• Death in the family.

• Delivery (appliances or other major purchase).

• Doctor or dentist appointment.

• Illness.

• Family emergency.

• Family illness (child, elderly parent).

• Medical procedures.

• Medical tests.

• Migraine.

• Root canal.

• School closed.

• New baby in the family.


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Richard Springorum
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