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post #1 of 26
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1. Family emergency. Nice and vague and sounds really necessary
2. Sick with flu. Everybody can get this one and it is usually over in a day or so.
3.Funeral. Who would dare deny you this important day of mourning ?
4.Injury. Has to be something vague like a fainting spell , pulled muscle or displaced vertebrae . Next day you say I feel so much better now.
4. Childs' medical emergency. Make something up like high temperature or an injury that needs medical attention or personal administration of parental healing powers.
post #2 of 26
This one actually works in Bozeman:

"Its a powder day."
post #3 of 26
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This one actually works in Bozeman:

"Its a powder day."
That's the one I use . It works every time. Good thing i make my own schedules.
post #4 of 26
Better yet, take off during ski season.
post #5 of 26
Roads are closed due to a blizzard.
When I was in High School (yes they had high school back then), I borrowed my dad's car and went skiing every time the school busses were cancelled due to winter storms. I think the ski hill only closed for one of them.
post #6 of 26

S.o.p.

Box 8. Client Entertainment

List business purpose, who attended, location and attach valid receipts. Senior management approval is required for reimbursement of any Client Entertainment expense exceeding $250.00. Do not included meals [see Box 10]
post #7 of 26
I find it's best to be truthful.

I've quit jobs over a powder day. I even quit a job over a big windsurfing day.

After years of experimentation, I've found sibhusky's method to be the real winner.
post #8 of 26
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Originally Posted by Rio View Post
This one actually works in Bozeman:

"Its a powder day."
works in Aspen too.
post #9 of 26
Never had to use it as I ski to work and work to ski.

I have an eye infection, I just can't see coming to work.
post #10 of 26
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Originally Posted by Rio View Post
This one actually works in Bozeman:

"Its a powder day."
Yeah it works here too, depending on who your boss is. I missed two staff meetings last winter, and explained each time, that not only was the meeting on my day off (and so I wasn't thinking about work), but each time it was a powder day. My boss wasn't bothered.
post #11 of 26
My dad is a sales manager, and once a year he gets to go on a "business trip" to breckenridge with customers. He skis 4 days with customers... eats fancy dinner and gets 2 days to himself. All at the expense of his company. Still cant convince him 2 take me. I love it out there
post #12 of 26
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Yeah it works here too, depending on who your boss is.
I used to have a boss that understood me. He once called me at 5:30am, when we had a freak unexpected storm in the mountains, to ask if I was coming in to work. When I said yes, he informed me of the storm. I replied with "cough, cough". He replied with "have fun". The next day he called me into his office and wanted a full trip report.
Unfortunately my current bosses aren't as understanding, but I work nights, so powder days now just mean no sleep.
post #13 of 26
owning your own biz has its perks and headaches, fortunately, this is one of the perks. Thank God for wireless internet. Where there's internet and phone I have an office. I do leave the phone off when skiing though. THe sad part is I can't seem to find any of my clients who want to ski. It would be the perfect guilt-less excuse.. Anyone in the relocation idustry and want to ski?
post #14 of 26
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owning your own biz has its perks and headaches, fortunately, this is one of the perks. Thank God for wireless internet. Where there's internet and phone I have an office. I do leave the phone off when skiing though. THe sad part is I can't seem to find any of my clients who want to ski. It would be the perfect guilt-less excuse.. Anyone in the relocation idustry and want to ski?
Sure move me, and I'll ski.
post #15 of 26
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Sure move me, and I'll ski.
Always a comedian amungst us! good reply Technically, I can make money moving you; you just have to be willing to pay the bills.....
post #16 of 26
Shameless ripoff of another thread:

I have hemorrhoids. :
post #17 of 26
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owning your own biz has its perks and headaches,.................
We count on working like dogs in the summer and having free time to snowmobile and ski in the winter.
Skiing is the one area that my husband and I can connect and have fun.

Traveling is not an easy thing to plan but the day to day ski excuses include:
5 - $h!t's flowing down hill today, so I may as well do the same.
4 - What's the use of getting up at 2 AM to snow plow if you can't go immediately to the ski hill when you're done?
3 - But Honey, the school needs a chapparone who can ski.
2 - yup, I have enough FFM's to go to ABasin one more time
1 - The UPS man brought me new skis!!!
post #18 of 26
well, since i live in Houston; 1100 miles from the nearest ski lift; i have to really think ahead and hope my return flight doesnt get delayed or cancelled.
for those in my situation, i have planned a friday dental appontment that allows me to catch a friday flight on 3 day weekends.
i have also called in sick, but you have to know far enough ahead in the work schedule so you don't get slammed with a new project and have to re-schedule your flight.
no one has been the wiser yet(i've done each of these once), but they have wondered about my sunburned and chapped face on mondays. fortunately, its always sunny in Houston; so usually i can blame it one the local climate.
post #19 of 26
People normally call in "sick" to work. I called in "well" one day, and went skiing.
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post #21 of 26
Haha, Slider!

I mostly communicate with the office via email, so I don't have to sound sick when I send a message "15 off today". I have that phrase on autotext. I think I might have heard someone say we were supposed to include a reason but I don't remember for sure.

I don't have to work when there is a snow emergency in DC, but it's a lot of fun and pays 50% extra.

Once I went to Park City for a week and when I got back they were all angry and trying to fire me because I didn't put it on the calendar. Petty bitches.
post #22 of 26
My office is fully aware of what and who they have on their hands. I'm the only one who saves vacation for the winter.

In any case, screw vacation time, that's for planned west trips - for the Ice Coast, if it's snowing, I'm going.....
post #23 of 26
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My office is fully aware of what and who they have on their hands. I'm the only one who saves vacation for the winter.

In any case, screw vacation time, that's for planned west trips - for the Ice Coast, if it's snowing, I'm going.....
That's true for me also . I work lots of hours during the good weather months so I can play more in the winter guilt free. I go into a four day mode in winter and if it is crazy cold or dumping out i just go to the hill and make the most of my day.
post #24 of 26
only reason

1. canyon road is shut and I am going to Solitude.
post #25 of 26
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Originally Posted by GarryZ View Post
1. Family emergency. Nice and vague and sounds really necessary
2. Sick with flu. Everybody can get this one and it is usually over in a day or so.
3.Funeral. Who would dare deny you this important day of mourning ?
4.Injury. Has to be something vague like a fainting spell , pulled muscle or displaced vertebrae . Next day you say I feel so much better now.
4. Childs' medical emergency. Make something up like high temperature or an injury that needs medical attention or personal administration of parental healing powers.
Ugh..I just couldn't bring myself to say any of those, seems like bad juju. Fortunately I have a job where i don't miss too many pow days.
post #26 of 26
I'm sorry to say I did this. I enterted an instructors clinic at Killington in the late 80s, but I was a teacher at the time. I went to a doctor friend of mine who wrote a note saying I hurt my back falling off a roof and had to stay lying on my back for a week. I went to work on thursday telling everyone I had to help a friend fix his roof. I came into work friday told them I had an accident and went skiing for a week. The skiing was good.
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