Excuses for Missing Work - page 16

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   Gelfie68
    We had an MA call in because her tongue piercing was too swollen and she couldn't talk. Umm didn't you just call in?
  2. by   pepperann35
    What about nurses that come to work and want to go home sick almost every night! We have a nurse that will drink something hot and make her temp go up or eat a huge meal with a reg. pepsie (she is diabetic) and make her blood sugar go up to 400 so she gets nauseous and throws up so she can home. Or she c/o aches and pains to where she covers up with a blanket and passes her meds in a w/c so I (the supervisor) will feel sorry for her and offer to take over for her so she can home?
  3. by   barbg524
    Had a nurse call in because she could not get her car out of the driveway d/t snow.....Too bad the snowstorm went around us and we did not get even a dusting... Told the nurse to open her blinds...it DID NOT SNOW.. see you at 7!!!
  4. by   SaraO'Hara
    I had to call in to work 45 mins before start of shift once.. twisted my ankle while getting dressed and couldn't bear much weight on it
  5. by   Jaguar Boy
    In my younger days, I decided that it would be a good idea to have my tough pierced...I had a singing exam a couple of days later and my tongue was, well, not at its best. I went to the exam, mentally prepared...but thought I would try asking to postpone the exam until my tongue was back to its original size. The prof was very nice, and said, "well, under normal circumstances I would permit the postponement, but this is pretty much self-inflicted." I sang the exam, did fine and got an A in the course.
  6. by   banditrn
    Quote from pepperann35
    What about nurses that come to work and want to go home sick almost every night! We have a nurse that will drink something hot and make her temp go up or eat a huge meal with a reg. pepsie (she is diabetic) and make her blood sugar go up to 400 so she gets nauseous and throws up so she can home. Or she c/o aches and pains to where she covers up with a blanket and passes her meds in a w/c so I (the supervisor) will feel sorry for her and offer to take over for her so she can home?
    Pepperann - She was passing her meds in a WC??! That pretty much takes the cake.
    Was she there very long?
  7. by   squeakykitty
    Quote from pepperann35
    What about nurses that come to work and want to go home sick almost every night! We have a nurse that will drink something hot and make her temp go up or eat a huge meal with a reg. pepsie (she is diabetic) and make her blood sugar go up to 400 so she gets nauseous and throws up so she can home. Or she c/o aches and pains to where she covers up with a blanket and passes her meds in a w/c so I (the supervisor) will feel sorry for her and offer to take over for her so she can home?
    Sounds like she's trying to pass all her work on to someone else while still collecting the paycheck. I've known people like that.
  8. by   momcat107
    I was working as a CNA in a LTC facility in Phoenix AZ. I was picking up a coworker and got caught in a flash flood.When I called my supervisor I knew she didnt believe me,and wrote me up.Two days later I brought in pictures from the scene and made her eat her words.....
  9. by   BunnyGirl
    My absolute favorite from another nurse: "I think I have a sore throat" Wow. You think? You don't know? That's the kind of statement that instills confidence in a nurse's abilities!

    The kicker of it was that management actually accepted that excuse!!!
  10. by   Scrubs4JB
    There's a girl that used to work in the O.R. with us that frequently called in, for multiple reasons- usually believable, but they became so frequent that it was ridiculous! One of the last ones before she left for a different job was when she called in because "a frozen chicken fell out of her freezer and landed on her foot." Are you kidding me??? lol. Seriously, though. And, she came in the next day and was fine...hmmmm
    Last edit by Scrubs4JB on Mar 8, '08
  11. by   carlarn
    When I need a day off and I'm not sick, I just say I'm not feeling well. I don't believe in offering more information than necessary.

    Although, I did have the flu a few weeks ago and NO ONE questioned me when I called. I was told I sounded like a man.
  12. by   danissa
    [QUOTE=carlarn;2703475]When I need a day off and I'm not sick, I just say I'm not feeling well. I don't believe in offering more information than necessary.


    How commited are you to your chosen career then? I cant say much more..other than you give people who are really sick a bad name.
  13. by   siouxsieyq
    I used to do staffing and I would get some crazy excuses. One CNA called in because she stated she got hit in the head with a 2x4 and had to go to the ED. Saw her at the grocery store later that night, no sign of injury. I used to tell my boss that I was gonna call in with FBS... Fallen Breast Syndrome. Figured everyone else got away with lame excuses, I should give it a try too.

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