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The Most Outrageous Employee Excuses To Call Out Of Work


Guess simply lying and saying you’re sick isn’t the right play anymore.

CareerBuilder released the most outrageous employee excuses they’ve heard this year.

Employee’s false teeth flew out the window while driving down the highway
Employee’s favorite football team lost on Sunday so needed Monday to recover
Employee was quitting smoking and was grouchy
Employee said that someone glued her doors and windows shut so she couldn’t leave the house to come to work
Employee said the chemical in turkey made him fall asleep and he missed his shift
Employee’s fake eye was falling out of its socket
Employee received a threatening phone call from the electric company and needed to report it to the FBI
Employee needed to finish Christmas shopping
Employee got lost and ended up in another state
Employee couldn’t decide what to wear

Granted, most of these are outrageous. But any die-hard football fan who just suffered a tough loss or someone attempting to kick a pack a day habit is OK to take a personal day once in awhile. Like if you’re a Cowboys fan who ran out of nicotine packets today, you shouldn’t be at work. Life just isn’t fair sometimes.

And a FYI to the boss man at COED, I’m planning on getting sick and having to go to the doctor for the next couple Fridays. Just a heads up.

COED Writer