Excuses for Missing Work - page 2

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   nursedawn67
    Here's another..."I can't come in my car is stuck in the snow"....another coworker lives nearby this person and drives by there daily...no one had been to the car at all....snow still fresh and no footprints.....
  2. by   nursedawn67
    how about..."I have opticalrectumitis....a shi**y outlook on life"
  3. by   Andy S.
    Our hospital has a "chronically ill" list! If you are on the list you have to go through the managers! LOL

    We have one girl on this list call last night and ask us to have the OR send her some scrubs for in the morning! I guess she was "tired" and didn't have any clean! She called at like 9:00!
    LOL, guess what we didn't do!
  4. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    I had to call in once (late, not sick) because my car wouldn't turn off. I was in the parking garage, and the ignition locked up. So there I sat, waiting for the tow truck. Our parking garage is located right next to hospital, and there are a couple of rooms that look right into it (Nice view, huh?) I had to make my manager come over to the windows and look to believe it.

    Most people call in cause their cars won't start... not me

    Heather
  5. by   huckfinn
    My front door has been opening or locking itself. I need to stay home to have it exorcised.
  6. by   Cubby
    My favorite (and one that made me angry) "I have a toe cramp!!!!"
  7. by   zumalong
    I once called in for a personal day ( had not used one in a year) because our dog had died. I was upset and I knew we were set on the floor. (I found someone to work for me)

    Here's how the message got mangled and back to my nurse manager. "Cheryl isn't coming in because she had her dog mercy flighted to pittsburg for surgery and it died." The real story was I DROVE my dog to PITTSFORD (suburb about 20 miles from house). Pittsburg is about 5 hours away.

    The worst part was that people actually believed that i had Mercy Flight bring a dog into another state for surgery. Go figure

    My favorite: "I am not coming in today"

    "why not?"

    "I'm sick"

    "with what?'

    "sick of it".

    "sick of what?"

    "working"
  8. by   hapeewendy
    frankly I dont know what youre all talking about
    I have NEVER made an excuse not to work

    my cat has however had 11 episodes of explosive diarrhea in her short lifespan

    painters and repairmen have come into my apartment a record 8 times in two years

    and once our upstairs neighbours let the toilet overflow and the water went into our walls and caused a harmless yet messy electrical fire
    (woops that actually DID happen - what a pain in the A$$)
    actually I havent used my cat or repairmen as an excuse, but good to know I have something to fall back on if my tried and true excuses stop working
    cheers!
  9. by   micro
    i woke up today.......
    i need more sleep .........
    so before I doze off again........
    thought should call you.................
    as i know you are very concerned about your staff being healthy and rested...........

    hehehehehehehehehe

    (in actuality.........i maybe call in once a year if that..........)
    micro
  10. by   nursedawn67
    Originally posted by micro
    i woke up today.......
    i need more sleep .........
    so before I doze off again........
    thought should call you.................
    as i know you are very concerned about your staff being healthy and rested...........

    hehehehehehehehehe

    (in actuality.........i maybe call in once a year if that..........)
    micro

    This one is a guilt trip in the making! LOL
  11. by   momrn50
    Had a co-worker call off to me one time, her excuse was I'm just too tired to work today, I'll be back tomorrow.....must be nice!!!
  12. by   Annabell
    I had a prn nurse call in because her luggage got stolen and she didn't have any make-up or a blow dryer to get ready.
  13. by   bungies
    I found this list somewhere on the web a while ago - loved it!

    EXCUSES FOR MISSING WORK

    1. I can't come in to work today because I'll be stalking my previous boss, who fired me for not showing up for work. Okay?

    2. I have a rare case of 48-hour projectile leprosy.

    3. I am stuck in the blood pressure machine down at Shopper's Drug Mart.

    4. Yes, I seem to have contracted some attention-deficit disorder so, why are you calling?

    5. I just found out that I was switched at birth so I am on a quest to find my real job! If I run into the guy I was switched with, I'll send him along!

    6. The psychiatrist said it was an good session, but he thinks I'm not quite ready to face work. On the plus side, he gave me a jaw restraint so I won't bite things when I am startled.

    7. The dog ate my car keys. We're going to hitchhike to the vet.

    8. I realize reliability is important, but so is my need to remain an enigma.

    9. It seems my cover in the witness protection program has been exposed. If I were you, I'd call the bomb squad.

    10. I am converting my calendar from Julian to Gregorian.

    11. I am extremely sensitive to a rise in the interest rates.

    12. I've used up all my sick days...so I'm calling in dead!

    Kathy

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