Topic: calling in sick

Using The Flu As An Excuse To Get Out Of Work Is So Hot Right Now

Using The Flu As An Excuse To Get Out Of Work Is So Hot Right Now

According to the Wall Street Journal, saying you have the flu is the easiest way to get out of work right now. As someone who had both the flu and the norovirus in the last two weeks I find this news appalling and also brilliant. People are not only using the flu as an excuse to get out of work, but also as a way to get out of general social obligations. In a way, could the flu actually be making people stop and smell the roses (since they aren’t congested because they are liars, they actually can)? More »

‘I’m Too Upset About The Hunger Games’ And 9 Other Absurd Excuses People Have Used To Skip Work

'I'm Too Upset About The Hunger Games' And 9 Other Absurd Excuses People Have Used To Skip Work

Playing hooky from work is something everyone has been guilty of at one time or another. According to Career Builder, 30% of workers who called in sick last year were not really sick at all. And when it comes to skipping work, the excuse is key. An excuse for missing work can be as run-of-the-mill as, “I have the flu,” “My kid is sick,” or “I couldn’t pick myself up out of bed after watching The Hunger Games?” Yes, someone actually used that one. I mean, the movie was good and perhaps I was distracted at work the day after seeing that when thinking about Peeta and Katniss’s tragic love but skipping work and citing that as the reason is ridiculous.
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