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Happy Monday #29


Good morning, lovely people of the t’interweb!


Are you up, ready and raring to go?   Whether it’s a yes or a no, boy are you in for a treat this morning!


You might be skipping like an excited bunny in the light of a new week, or sobbing into your Rice Crispies because Monday has arrived once more… however you’re feeling this morning, this is guaranteed to make you smile (or more smiley if you’re already smiling!).


Happy Monday #29


So, have you ever faked being sick to get out of work?  I’m going to hold my hands up here and admit that, although I’m not proud of it, I’ve “pulled a sickie” once or twice (many, many, many years ago).


Of course, in the interests of “keeping it real” I rang in with a poorly stomach, sickness, headache… or whatever I thought to be the least suspicious thing at the time.


Actually, to the lesser informed, there’s rather scientific formula to getting it right:


Serious enough to keep you off work +  harmless enough to ensure you’re not faking hospital notes/operative scars/death certificates in the days and weeks that follow = your excuse.


Unfortunately, not everyone seems to have got the memo from Hoodwink School of Deception & Fakery (which of course is the sickie pulling equivalent of Hogwarts).


A recent CareerBuilder survey concentrated on workers faking illness and, in the process, managed to collate the most hilarious excuses real people had actually used to get out of work.


Remember, these people actually got up in the morning, rang their office and figured it was a great idea to say this to their boss:

How about excuse number 1?

Employee just put a casserole in the oven.

Or how about excuse number 7?

Employee got stuck in the blood pressure machine at the grocery store and couldn’t get out.


I won’t spoil it by telling you any more, other than to say number 10 is absolutely genius!  Check it out here: Best Sickday Excuses.


It’s Monday… don’t forget to be awesome!


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