Worst Work Excuses

TitsMcScandal TitsMcScandal
My coworkers and I were talking about the worst excuses we have made to either call off work or to leave early. Worst as in you have to knock on wood to make sure it doesn't happen.

My example?

One time I was working at a hellish fast food joint and just did not want to be there any longer. So I pretended to get a call on my cell phone from my mom. What did she "tell me"? That she fell down the stairs and twisted her ankle. She couldn't walk on it and needed help to the car and emergency room. Of course my boss let me go home early. I knock on every piece of wood I saw that day. Heh.

Creative, but awful. What are some of yours?
01/16/2011
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Oxygen99 Oxygen99
Maybe it's just me, but I don't ever play hookie. I only call in when I'm actually sick.
01/16/2011
*HisMrs* *HisMrs*
I never play hookie either... Last time I did I was in HS. I need the money now!
01/16/2011
PussyGalore PussyGalore
I used a similar excuse as yours. Except, I was sitting in the parking lot when I supposedly got the call and it was five minutes before my shift began. I made a somewhat large production of being a bit freaked out and left a note on my supervisor's desk that I wouldn't be in that day because she slipped and fell in the shower.

I've made up many many many an excuse to ditch school or work. Can, without shame, say it has led to disciplinary actions up to and including termination. It's cool, I never fit into the drone world very well.
01/16/2011
TitsMcScandal TitsMcScandal
This was a while back. I would **never** do it at my current job.

I've worked many places and it was the only place I would try and come up with excuses not to work. It was the worst torture to muster the energy to go into work everyday. I would go on my breaks and cry (not something that I like admitting to because I'd like to believe I'm stronger than that, but oh well).

I've worked places before when I was in high school, and even though I wasn't thrilled at that job I never played hookie. It was just this fast food place that I hated. I'm so happy I got out of that place when I did. I couldn't imagine working there any longer.

Plus, I wouldn't need to play hookie now since I have paid vacation days, paid sick days, and paid personal days. Which funny enough, makes me want to take off work LESS! lol.
01/16/2011
PussyGalore PussyGalore
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Originally posted by TitsMcScandal
This was a while back. I would **never** do it at my current job.

I've worked many places and it was the only place I would try and come up with excuses not to work. It was the worst torture to muster the energy to go into work ... More
I got out of the race, so to speak. I always had menial jobs like data entry, admin assistant, secretary after the job of my dreams melted before my very eyes. I was practically running the company, but anyway. The money was there regardless if I went to work or not and seeing as I had had many conversations regarding my free-spirited self, there really was no love lost either way.

Even when I had vacation days, insurance, and every other manner of perk available, I loathed getting up and going to work every day. I wanted to be home - cleaning, dreaming up new recipes and taking care of my man every way possible.

I would make a fabulous personal assistant to someone with an incredibly busy life and schedule but it seems I've never found that one boss I clicked with beyond a work level and that's something that is key to being a great assistant and reaping the benefits - working with someone you actually like.

And hey, get it while you can. No one can ever predict when the bottom will drop out from underneath and it's best to enjoy every moment you can while it's still there!
01/16/2011
TitsMcScandal TitsMcScandal
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Originally posted by PussyGalore
I got out of the race, so to speak. I always had menial jobs like data entry, admin assistant, secretary after the job of my dreams melted before my very eyes. I was practically running the company, but anyway. The money was there regardless if I ... More
For sure! Actually, I would attribute a lot of my current gung-ho work attitude to my current boss. I adore him and he makes me want to put forth the effort I do.
01/17/2011
Chilipepper Chilipepper
I never make up excuses to miss work (too much of a work ethic, even though I may hate the job), but I did have to make up an excuse for resigning:

Excuse: "I need to leave to concentrate on schooling."
Real Reason: "Your customers are trashy rejects at the bottom of the shallow end of the gene pool and I refuse to serve their rude asses."
01/17/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
Mine were never for work so much as for skipping class. My grandmother went into the hospital 5 or 6 times, and my sister must have had about 10 car accidents. Although when I want to call out of work I find that telling them I've been throwing up all night usually lends itself nicely to not being questioned.
01/17/2011
IrishLassie IrishLassie
Quote:
Originally posted by Oxygen99
Maybe it's just me, but I don't ever play hookie. I only call in when I'm actually sick.
Me too.

The only time I called in work, in which I wasnt sick, we had a storm and it knocked some of our power out and it KILLED the power to my garage. I couldnt get into my garage. we have a tiny window in which my husband can fit through, so unfortunately I had to wait until he came home.

i hate calling in even when i am sick
01/19/2011
Beaners Beaners
On the rare occasion that I play hookie, I pull the stomach ache thing.
01/20/2011
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