"Bats in My Hair" and Even Worse Excuses for Calling in Sick
November 8, 2011
As we enter cold and flu season, employees are expected to take more sick days than during any other period of the year. Some of them are too creative for their own good when calling in sick. Cold weather means cold and flu season, often resulting in a call, e-mail or text to the boss saying you're taking the day off. According to CareerBuilder.com
- Employee's 12-year-old daughter stole his car and he had no other way to work. Employee didn't want to report it to the police.
- Employee said bats got in her hair.
- Employee said a refrigerator fell on him.
- Employee was in line at a coffee shop when a truck carrying flour backed up and dumped the flour into her convertible.
- Employee said a deer bit him during hunting season.
- Employee ate too much at a party.
- Employee fell out of bed and broke his nose.
- Employee got a cold from a puppy.
- Employee's child stuck a mint up his nose and he had to go to the ER to remove it.
- Employee hurt his back chasing a beaver.
- Employee got his toe caught in a vent cover.
- Employee had a headache after going to too many garage sales.
- Employee's brother-in-law was kidnapped by a drug cartel while in Mexico.
- Employee drank anti-freeze by mistake and had to go to the hospital.
- Employee was at a bowling alley and a bucket filled with water crashed through the ceiling and hit her on the head.
- Don't take off Monday or Friday, because it looks too suspicious.
- Saying you have "food poisoning" is obviously false (go for strep throat instead).
- If you want a day off to enjoy nice weather, wait until at least the second nice day of the season.
- Rather than wasting your time off on a snow day, take your time getting into the office.
- When your boss is away, you can gamble on not getting caught for a fake excuse.