Excuses for Missing Work - page 7

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   P_RN
    I had a nursing tech call in with a "family emergency." Her mother in law bought a new newspaper box and was afraid if she didn't get it put up she wouldn't get her morning paper. When I told her that really didn't sound like an emergency she said "family is family and I'm not coming in."
  2. by   maureenlynn
    We had a girl at my old job who called in a LOT. The best one was when she called in on Saturday with a headache. My boss asked her how her weekend was and she must have forgotten that she called in because she said, "Well, I took my son to the carnival for the first time on Saturday." Whoops!!
  3. by   tddowney
    The one I like best is about not showing up for work at all.

    When you do come in next time, be sure to sleep in your clothes, look haggard, and run into the workplace, shouting "Don't pay the ransom, I got away!!!"
  4. by   RNDYN2CU
    How about "I can't possibly come in, I was out drinking until 3am and I am still drunk"
    Last edit by RNDYN2CU on Aug 6, '06
  5. by   Ruby Vee
    Quote from banditrn
    i got called to work because my co-workers husband took her car apart and couldn't get it back together.
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    my ex-husband did that to me -- twice! i went to work, but was really late after a 30 mile bicycle ride!
  6. by   Ruby Vee
    [font="comic sans ms"]i was working in madison, wisconsin in the early 80s and one of our co-workers was getting married in milwaukee. everyone wanted to go to the wedding, and when the schedule came out there were a lot of disgruntled nurses. on the day of the wedding, everyone called out sick except me -- they floated two nurses up to our floor and we ran short. even the na called in sick! i don't remember what anyone's actual excuse was, but dare i mention that our manager was at the wedding? and that one nurse got fired and the rest were on disciplinary probation?
  7. by   SaraO'Hara
    I've been off work for a week with chickenpox... which only seems funny because it's the second time I've had it.

    I've seen several co-workers walk off the job because they didn't get the run they wanted. :trout:
  8. by   casi
    Quote from RNDYN2CU
    How about "I can't possibly come in, I was out drinking until 3am and I am still drunk"
    I think we hear that one every weekend at my facility.
  9. by   LoriAlabamaRN
    I had a CNA work for me who was notorious about extensive callouts. One night at about 1am while we were both working, she called my office with really dramatic crying and said that her husband works at Perdue, and they just called, he's been injured and is on his way to the ER. We were already shortstaffed, but I had to let her leave. It just gnawed at me, and finally I called Perdue, and they had not had any injuries at all that night. I then called the ER, and noone by her husband's name was there or had been there. Busted!!!
  10. by   gradcare
    Had a staff member call in at 02:00 with loud "doof doof" music in the back ground....I'm not sick but I'm gonna be....
  11. by   prmenrs
    We had a nurse who was starting to breed showdogs. When her 1st was getting close to term, her husband called to say he thought the dog was starting to labor. She announced to all present that if things started to happen w/the dog, she would have to leave. Everyone just stopped and looked @ her. She said she "meant it!"

    Fortunately, the shift was almost over, so she went home on time, and called in sick the next day! I don't know if they approved her sick time or not.
  12. by   banditrn
    A few years ago, my son worked at the same hospital I did. He started dating another one of the nurses.

    Then my MIL died - his gf told her department head that HER grandmother died, because she didn't think they'd let her off otherwise.

    On the day of the funeral, her sister came into work to talk to her, and was told that said nurse was gone because their grandma died!! Well, the sister had a cow, thinking no one had told her about HER grandma!!:smackingf Whoops! Busted!
  13. by   steelcityrn
    There was a male nurse newly hired in homecare that called off his first day (after orientation) due to unreliable transportation".