Excuses for Missing Work - page 15

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   lpnstudentin2010
    Quote from jnrsmommy
    This is my personal favorite and I can't wait for the time to come that I can use it:

    Had a CNA call in and say that she wouldn't be in that day. I asked her why and she replied "Because I quit"

    that is actually really cool
  2. by   sanctuary
    Quote from lupin
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    At work there is a male nurse who calls out just about every weekend he's scheduled to work with diarrhea. The thing is he's gay and has a lifepartner.

    What's "gay and has a life partner" have to do with anything??? I'm gay, and never call in sick. Oh, neither does my life partner. But I take lots of sick calls from straight folks.
  3. by   Devil_Duckie
    Quote from sanctuary
    What's "gay and has a life partner" have to do with anything??? I'm gay, and never call in sick. Oh, neither does my life partner. But I take lots of sick calls from straight folks.
    :yeahthat: Excellent point!
  4. by   nurz2be
    Quote from lupin

    At work there is a male nurse who calls out just about every weekend he's scheduled to work with diarrhea. The thing is he's gay and has a lifepartner.

    UMM maybe his life partner is a horrible cook and he gets sick from it....
    I mean come on.... what gay and life partners and calling in sick have to do with each other only exists in your mind.....
  5. by   Jillybean07
    My excuse is kind of like Kevin's only mine has a name its called anal glaucoma and its I just can't see my ass coming into work today!!!
  6. by   squeakykitty
    I've seen this on a bumper sticker:

    I can't come to work today---the voices told me to stay home and clean my guns!
  7. by   caroladybelle
    Coworker was driving to work. A truck carrying debris from hurricane cleanup (post Charlie/Frances/Jeannie) stopped suddenly, dropping a substantial tree portion off the back, onto the road, where the coworker hit it, seriously damaging the vehicle.

    Do you know how much crap he caught from work/insurance/police, for calling in a "I got hit by a tree"?
  8. by   lpnstudentin2010
    Quote from caroladybelle
    Coworker was driving to work. A truck carrying debris from hurricane cleanup (post Charlie/Frances/Jeannie) stopped suddenly, dropping a substantial tree portion off the back, onto the road, where the coworker hit it, seriously damaging the vehicle.

    Do you know how much crap he caught from work/insurance/police, for calling in a "I got hit by a tree"?


    wow a time when it is real.. my sister once backed up into a tree and claimed it was the trees fault
  9. by   nursejoy1
    Some of my favorites from coworkers-
    " I was on my way to work and I just sh*t all over myself":uhoh21:

    "I can't find my husband, but as soon as I do, I'll leave the kids with him and come in.'"

    "My husband is high and I can't leave the kids with him"


    And one that happened to me- First day of clinicals- 2nd semester of nursing school-
    My car caught on fire and burned while I was on my way to clinicals. I called someone and got there @ 10 am(supposed to have been there at 7 am). Policy was that if we missed a day or were late the instructor was to take 17 points off of the top of our final grade.(had to have 75 or better to pass). My wonderful clinical instructor refused to take the points and told the director that if it had been her, she wouldn't have come in at all!!
  10. by   PURDUENICU
    I work in the NICU and our facility has a very strict attendance policy! I am really sick with a bad cold, cough etc.. and Its Christmas weekend, what do I do,I was thinking if I worked a desk job or even a different unit, I probably could go to work but I would feel terrible if I happened to compromise a baby just because I didn't call in sick. I know we will be short staffed and I could probably work, but I don't think it would be right, what do I do??!
    NICU nurse
  11. by   Victoriakem
    I'd tell my nurse manager & wear gloves & mask to try to minimize contact. Also try telling your scheduler your problem & see what can be worked out. Good luck & Merry Xmas!
  12. by   broncopooh
    We had a nurse call in sick with the flu (she's also a friend). We called her that afternoon to see how she was feeling and she told us better. I asked if she thought she would work the next day and she told me she had to ask her husband. She seriously would let her husband decide if she should call in sick or not.
    We also had a nurse manager who went out of town. The day she was due back she called and said her daughter was just diagnosed with leukemia. She called everyday and within 5 days she told us her daughter passed away. (her daughter was 20 years old) We did a little detective work and found her daughters phone number. We called her number and the daughter answered the phone. We asked if she'd been sick. She told us she was feeling fine, had a sinus infection a few days ago. Come to find out the manager had met a man online and was with him. She was fired and we never heard from her again.
  13. by   lpnstudentin2010
    Quote from broncopooh
    We had a nurse call in sick with the flu (she's also a friend). We called her that afternoon to see how she was feeling and she told us better. I asked if she thought she would work the next day and she told me she had to ask her husband. She seriously would let her husband decide if she should call in sick or not.
    We also had a nurse manager who went out of town. The day she was due back she called and said her daughter was just diagnosed with leukemia. She called everyday and within 5 days she told us her daughter passed away. (her daughter was 20 years old) We did a little detective work and found her daughters phone number. We called her number and the daughter answered the phone. We asked if she'd been sick. She told us she was feeling fine, had a sinus infection a few days ago. Come to find out the manager had met a man online and was with him. She was fired and we never heard from her again.

    That is aweful to use that your daughter died as an excuse to get out of going to work.

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