You just got over the “Hump Day”, and a day away from your scheduled Friday Sickness, “Kriiiiiiinggg!” -your alarm just cut off your blissful dreams, it’s a Thursday. The previous days had been tough, and you feel like it is taking its tow, the bed weather isn’t helping either. Suddenly, you are unconsciously checking if you have a scheduled meeting or deadlines to meet. The selfish thought of you working your ass off more than you should this week convinces yourself that you really deserve a longer break once in a while.
Take a leave, be it paid or not, TAKE A LEAVE -but how?
It is when the creative side of you comes out (in this case, that would either mean lame or idle). Okay, last week you have already used headache as an excuse – “X”. You just came out of a scheduled “cough” last time. Great! The next on the list is diarrhea; you haven’t used this for quite a while…
Well, here’s a list of commonly used excuses to skip work/school that most probably would give you extra hugging time with your bed and leaves your boss a flimsy impression at the same time.
- Aches – Headache, Tooth Ache, Stomach Ache and every part of your body ache; If there would be a poll election for the most famous excuse used to make a leave, this hands down would surely be the winner.
- Not-So-Serious-Sickness – Diarrhea, slight fever, cough & colds, name it. Not a good excuse though. Use this one, and karma would most likely hit you a give you a real one. Achooo!
- Medical Appointments – This excuse will get you out of work for a half-day or so. Make the appointment first thing in the morning or late in the day, say around 3 p.m. You can leave the office by 2:30 p.m. and get home (hopefully) by 4 p.m. The shortened day will help you recharge, especially if you schedule it on a Friday afternoon.
- Death in the Family – Don’t ever use this excuse if it’s not true. Your employer will lose all trust in you. “I had an employee whose mother died — twice,” says David Wear, a Virginia PR executive. “He also had the misfortune of losing all his grandparents — 12 of them — during a two-year period.”
- Personal Emergency – I Have a Personal Emergency: This one is so vague that it rarely works. It could mean anything from fatigue to an appointment with your hairdresser, and your boss knows it.
Don’t lie, no matter which excuse you use. “Don’t lie to your boss, your supervisor or your clients. You’re guaranteed they will be the ones you’ll run into while you’re walking down the street in your jeans.”
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