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Best Excuse To Tell the Boss

post #1 of 21
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If the weather holds, I should be able to go skiing on Friday, but I need an excuse to take the day off work.
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I need help. What's the best excuse/reason you've ever used to get the day off (without actually telling the boss that there's snow out there and I need to go skiing).
post #2 of 21
Being a Fri. it has to be believable. I usually use the stomach bug excuse. When you show up well on Mon. they don't ask to many questions since it's such a short term illness. Just don't get too much of a skiers tan, remember the sunscreen.

Another good one if you have pets is the emergency vet visit. Same kind of thing if you have kids, sick kid excuse.

Good Luck.... I'm jealous, no skiing here yet
post #3 of 21
Best I've seen was in an ad a few years back (maybe for Nissan?). Just say:

"I'm passing blood"

Not too many follow up questions is the thinking...
post #4 of 21
With all the bad food scares going around in restaurants (mainly Hep. C), tell him you ate something bad the night before.

[ December 01, 2003, 10:09 AM: Message edited by: Zacman1987 ]
post #5 of 21
Make sure you know what you "wish" for... Some might be inclined to think that it's bad karma to make up things like that.

On the other hand, check the snow report to see if it's all worth it!

[ December 01, 2003, 01:20 PM: Message edited by: Euclide ]
post #6 of 21
I second the "stomach bug" idea. A good thing to say is "It's probably best if I don't get too far away from the toilet, if you know what I mean....."
No questions asked then.
post #7 of 21
CanSki: Where are you off to? Do you know of a slope here in Southern Ontario that is open yet? Share the news!!!
Artimus
post #8 of 21
Boss. Gotta go to the doctor. Your wife/daughter gave me the clap.
post #9 of 21
Tell him you've got a secret interview to be the next Lakers coach.
He'll be convinced that it is true, cause no one in their right mind would make up such an embarrassing lie.



S
post #10 of 21
I told the boss I'm taking the day off to go skiing, if you don't like it tough...fire me.

Of course, I'm self employed so I figured the chances of firing myself were pretty slim.
post #11 of 21
Quote:
Originally posted by Euclide:
On the other hand, check the snow report to see if it's all worth it!
Don't forget the golden rule , a bad day of skiing is better than a good day at work.
I'm not very good at excusess, but I once called in from the summit lodge at Killington to tell the boss I was having to much fun to come in to work that day . He didn't like it much but the peolple at the table next to the pay phone thought it was great .
post #12 of 21
My sister and I once called in to work with a "bad case of the runs". We needed to see just how many runs we could get in that day. I beat her by 3 runs. [img]graemlins/evilgrin.gif[/img]
post #13 of 21
Quote:
Originally posted by skierteach:
My sister and I once called in to work with a "bad case of the runs". We needed to see just how many runs we could get in that day. I beat her by 3 runs. [img]graemlins/evilgrin.gif[/img]
This wins hands down. Game,Set and Match to skierteach
post #14 of 21
Around here the excuses are mostly bogus...that is Bogus Basin excuses. [img]graemlins/evilgrin.gif[/img]

[ December 02, 2003, 05:42 PM: Message edited by: lifer ]
post #15 of 21
Quote:
Originally posted by mrw:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by skierteach:
My sister and I once called in to work with a "bad case of the runs". We needed to see just how many runs we could get in that day. I beat her by 3 runs. [img]graemlins/evilgrin.gif[/img]
This wins hands down. Game,Set and Match to skierteach</font>[/quote]See, the truth is always the best.
post #16 of 21
2 simple words - Explosive Diarrohea. Can't be proven/disproven and will never be brought up again. You ate chinese
post #17 of 21
I can never call in if it's snowing or has just snowed. I'm an instructor at Sugarloaf and my Boss knows full well that if it snows I'm headed for Saddleback, right around the corner maybe 25 minutes away by car, only 8 miles as the raven flies from summit to summit.

Plus, I have no reason to call in sick. I teach in a season long program for 7-14 year olds. A powder day is a great reason to roll myself out of bed and GO TO WORK. [img]graemlins/evilgrin.gif[/img]

EDIT: Oops, left out a crucial word.

[ December 03, 2003, 02:02 PM: Message edited by: saddlebackattack ]
post #18 of 21
I don't have to call in if it is snowing or if we just got a major snowfall. I am a teacher and chances are school will be cancelled anyhow.

What I laugh about though is groups that cancel ski trips if it snows....DUH, that's the best time to ski.
post #19 of 21
Hershey squirts.
post #20 of 21
>>> What's the best excuse/reason you've ever used to get the day off (without actually telling the boss that there's snow out there and I need to go skiing? <<<

I usually call in "well". I just call in, or e-mail is even better.. and I say, "I'm feeling "well" today and won't be in." I think I'm going to go skiing instead so I don't have to fight the crowds."

This works for me. I usually try to do it on days that I'm not the most important person in the company, not the ones where I'm expected to do any heavy lifting.
post #21 of 21
I'm going skiing.
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