Realizing that simply calling in sick doesn't always wash with suspicious bosses,
Monster.com came up with these 10 excuses - five smart and five not-so-smart
- for missing work:
I've earned it.
I'm playing golf with a client.
I have a doctor's appointment.
I have cramps.
I'm working from home.
I've had a death in the family.
I'm too sleepy.
I can't get my car out of the garage.
I can't find my polling place.
I have a personal emergency.
via America Online