Excuses for Missing Work - page 13

How about a list of wierd excuses for not coming to work? My favorite: I can't come in today, I'm having vision problems. I just don't see myself working. Kevin... Read More

  1. by   DutchgirlRN
    I called in once about 15 minutes before I was leaving for work. I was suddenly struck with lower abdominal pain. I hated to call off but I could barely stand up. The supervisor said "I better see you in the ER tonight" as if she didn't believe me. That was back when I worked 3-11. It was around 2:00. I went to my doctor who admitted me to the hospital, I was promptly seen by a surgeon who took me to surgery. I had a ruptured diverticuli. The super came around later and profusely apoloigized for not believing me.
    Last edit by DutchgirlRN on Jun 30, '07
  2. by   MrsMommaRN
    my mom's psychic friend told her that i should not be working today. so i am really afraid to come to work.
  3. by   island40
    I like the one, "I can't come to work today because the windshield wipers make me nausious and it is pouring outside."
  4. by   sanctuary
    Quote from island40
    I like the one, "I can't come to work today because the windshield wipers make me nausious and it is pouring outside."

    :roll Dang, I wish I had thought of that.
  5. by   seasonedlpn
    We had a nurse call in to report,
    "The tires fell off my car and I got a terrible headache from all the bouncing..so I went to the doctor and he sent me home." (true story!!)
    Another time the same nurse called in to say her dog drown in the pool...(she'd used the same excuse the day before!)
    Needless to say, we told her to just stay home!!
  6. by   Tamantha
    We had a call out from a RN. She couldn't come in because she was arrested at Walmart for shop lifting...Funny story though! She dressed up in a wig, hat and sunglasses. Went into walmart to get a five finger discount and was caught on her way out by the "older" Walmart Greeter. Which the RN turned and started hitting the greeter with her purse! They did fire her at the Hospital before her next shift. We dubbed her The Greeter Beater...

    What gets me is she worked for a Travel Nurse Agency. Everything was paid for, from housing, travel pay, meals etc...There she is in Walmart shop lifting!?
  7. by   TrudyRN
    Quote from Medsurg
    How about adding this to the list. Fell at work spraining your knee and our employer suspenses you for thirty days.
    You need to get a lawyer to raise holy hell with that employer and give her some "suspense".
  8. by   TrudyRN
    Quote from fronkey bean
    co worker called in and was asked by rn supervisor what was wrong. He acted shocked and said "I can't make a medical diagnosis but I am having an alteration in comfort r/t high temp."


    :spin::spin::hatparty::hatparty:
    :roll:roll:roll
  9. by   caliotter3
    I would have thought The Greeter Beater could have shown better taste than to shoplift at Walmart.Golly, make it worth your while!
  10. by   sanctuary
    Quote from caliotter3
    I would have thought The Greeter Beater could have shown better taste than to shoplift at Walmart.Golly, make it worth your while!

    :yeahthat::yeahthat::yeahthat::yeahthat: For sure!!
  11. by   Diary/Dairy
    Mom said there was a girl that called in because her cat ran away......
    The next weekend (she was weekend option!) She called in because the cat came back!!
    She did not work there long....
  12. by   squeakykitty
    Quote from ruby vee
    my ex-husband did that to me -- twice! i went to work, but was really late after a 30 mile bicycle ride!
    no wonder he's your ex.
  13. by   vcn1980
    I have always told my team that if they feel so strongly about not coming into work that they need to make something up, at least make it good so we can all have a good laugh since we're the poor mugs who are gonna be stuck trying to cover the shift or working short handed. I've only had "a mosquito bite on my bum so I can't walk or sit down." and "I didn't sleep well at all last night but I'm feeling very tired now so I'm gonna get some sleep and come in late." Sickness in my team is very low.

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