Excuses for Missing Work - page 21

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. 0
    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?

    Get the hottest topics every week!

    Subscribe to our free Nursing Insights newsletter.

  2. 0
    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.
  3. 0
    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.....
  4. 0
    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!!!
  5. 0
    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
  6. 0
    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.
  7. 0
    [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.
  8. 0
    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.
  9. 3
    "i had an accident at walmart"
    are you Ok? are you hurt?
    "yeah, im just stuck in the bathroom with no clean scrubs."


    lol, i used that use and for some reason it worked.
  10. 1
    Oh my............
    Last edit by pepperann35 on Mar 19, '08
    HisTreasure likes this.


Nursing Jobs in every specialty and state. Visit today and Create Job Alerts, Manage Your Resume, and Apply for Jobs.

A Big Thank You To Our Sponsors
Top