Excuses for Missing Work - page 14

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 vcn1980
    ... "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."
    and that one does make sense. THis happened to me one day this summer. i was working for the housekeeping department at my college and i ended up spraying myself in the face with some chemicals cuz i was so tired.
  2. by   beachmom
    Quote from adoptionacres
    Had a coworker receive a call from her husband that their goat was having babies. This gal is nuts about her animals. She went home to find one dead baby and one hypothermic baby. I must have gotten a half dozen calls that night from her asking what to do for the baby, what to do for the mama, etc. I started answering the phone, "Caprine OB, how may I help you?" It cracked us up.
    One nurse in the office where I worked had sheep. One abandoned it's baby. Instead of missing work, she brought the baby in so she could feed it every two hours. She kept it in the break room. Better than missing work!
    She later knitted a hat from the baby's wool and gave it to the doctor.
  3. by   nratchet
    Had a CNA call in during the winter to say it was too cold to come to work..........We are in Florida!!!!!!
  4. by   liljsmom02
    Had a LNA call in sick one time for 2nd degree burns on her legs.......from using Nair...
  5. by   nurz2be
    Quote from liljsmom02
    Had a LNA call in sick one time for 2nd degree burns on her legs.......from using Nair...

    Had a co-worker with a similar call in. She, foolishly, used Nair for legs on an area that was NOT her legs.... She ended up in the ER with severe burns and her skin had actually begun to slough off. I CANNOT imagine the pain involved with that one.
  6. by   penguin2
    I swear these are all true!!

    "I need to take a long lunch today because my check for my rent bounced again because my ex wife needed some extra money to stay in a hotel so she could get away from her husband that she only married for the health insurance he gets at his job…. and now I have to go straighten it out with my landlord and the bank…"

    "I have ‘blood sugar’ issues and need to leave, not because I was partying all weekend, I’m really sick!"

    "I was ironing my scrubs in the nude and burned my nipple & it hurts too much to get dressed, so I won't be in"

    "I had what appeared to be a miscarriage and I didn’t even know I was pregnant so I’m at the ER."
    Last edit by penguin2 on Aug 31, '07
  7. by   Super RT
    I actually had to call in due to a power outage a few weeks ago. I have 2 bathrooms with no windows in them, so eventhough it was sunny and bright outside, I couldn't see 3 inches infront of my face. I have bought a flashlight since then.
  8. by   kitty29
    Oh get this when working charge and Very short staffed a nurse called in with a sort of ill child (not bad; but her mom didn't want to take care of him-he was around 5yo I think). Anyway due to the situation I asked it she could reconsider and check into the place we as employees can take ill children free to be watched...you even get a doctor to see them Free!

    I expected a call back saying of course she wouldn't be in...well insted this gal's Mother Calls me and gives me the riot act! Of course I can not share anything with a Non-employee!!! Of course this happens as I am taking a very ill baby as its nurse and working charge!

    The thing is this gal was known for abusing the "ill child" excuse also! I handed it all to my nurse manager...and was supported 100% for my actions. The chick was called on the carpet.
  9. by   pepperann35
    Quote from Cameron67
    How about this......someone on restrictions d/t a back injury caused at work, calling in stating "I hurt my back again moving my couch".....
    .....that is a good one!
  10. by   pepperann35
    had a flat tire on the way to work, the new tire rolled down a hill and I started chasing it, I tripped over a cat in the road and hurt my back.
  11. by   pepperann35
    or...I currently have a nurse that is diabetic. When she wants to go home, she stuffs her face with all kinds of crap and calls me saying she needs to go home right away...her blood sugar is 400. Or, her boyfriend calls her saying he has chest pain and needs to go to the ER. This happens at least twice a week.
  12. by   lupin
    I was late to work once because my husband had taken my car keys with him-on a two week deployment. But I hitched a ride with someone and just left my house unlocked. Nobody will get anything off me but practice anyway.

    I missed nursing school one time because I got up an hour early with a headache and took what I thought was two tylenol and went back to bed. I woke up at 1pm with the EMS at my door. Turned out I took two tylenol PMs, which I usually only take a half of. My work, school, husband, and neighbors had all been trying to reach me. My alarm was dead because it had rang for so long. My husband was out to sea and couldn't come check on me, so he called EMS when I hadn't been found by noon. Luckily I woke up before they busted my front door down.

    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.
  13. by   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"