My plastic surgery needed a tweak – and other lame excuses

ManagementWhen’s a good time to call in a sick?

When you’re sick? In real life, it doesn’t work that way.

For some, it seems, every day is a good day to call in sick.

Why not? They give us sick days, so we should use them, right?


Still, people use lame excuses to take advantage of sick days as though they were entitlements.

You're Fired! did a survey of wild excuses employees use when calling in “sick.”

Lame excuses

  1. Employee just put a casserole in the oven.
  2. Employee’s plastic surgery for enhancement purposes needed some “tweaking” to get it just right.
  3. Employee was sitting in the bathroom and her feet and legs fell asleep. When she stood, up she fell and broke her ankle.
  4. Employee had been at the casino all weekend and still had money left to play with on Monday morning.
  5. Employee woke up in a good mood and didn’t want to ruin it.
  6. Employee had a “lucky night” and didn’t know where he was.
  7. Employee got stuck in the blood pressure machine at the grocery store and couldn’t get out.
  8. Employee had a gall stone they wanted to heal holistically.
  9. Employee caught their uniform on fire by putting it in the microwave to dry.
  10. Employee accidentally got on a plane.

It turns out one in four employees have been caught, via social media,  faking sick days. Too sick to work, but not so sick that they can’t post pictures of themselves at the pool.

Heard any lame sick day excuses worth sharing? Please feel free to post them in the comments section.

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