11 Good Excuses to Miss Work in Advance

What are the good excuses to Miss Work in advance? Insider Monkey recently published an article about this topic giving us some very useful tips. we are all familiar with some of the most common, or should we say overused excuses to miss work for a day like – my grandma died, I have diarrhea, stomach cramps, and similar ‘sicking’ excuses, family troubles, flat tires, traffic, stuck in an elevator, etc. There are a million excuses people come up with everyday,  some of them are good as excuses for missing work last minute, some of them for missing work and not calling, and so on. But none of these can be used in advance. I mean, you can’t really say I will have diarrhea on August 23rd, so I’ll need a day off. Or that your grandma is going to die on that precise date. Or maybe you can, if you really like to provoke your boss. In that case, you should seek some good advice for finding a new job.

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What came as a surprise to us when researching for this article is that many people think that you shouldn’t use any excuse at all. There are actually many honest people on this planet, who don’t like to lie and are really hardworking. Who would’ve thought that? We agree that lying is generally not good, but a small innocent lie on occasion is something all of us use.

Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked two excuses from their list. The first excuse is a dentist appointment.  Most of the people really hate going to the dentist. If your boss is one of them, then they can relate to your pain, and give you a day off. If the boss asks you why didn’t you schedule your dentist appointment during non-working hours, you can say something like this was the only available time my dentist had, before taking a holiday, and that you are having a toothache for a while and can’t miss it. In any case, you should at least get half a day free.

The next excuse is “I’ve earned it”.  If you are a hard working fellow, never missed a day at work, never called sick, and are very important to your company’s success, then you really did earn it. Of course, not everyone should try this excuse, but only those that are really good workers, and are pretty sure of how their boss could react. It is a gamble. But, without the risk there is no gain, right?

For any further interesting information read Insider Monkey’s article about 11 good excuses to Miss Work in advance

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