HR Strange But True!
April 04, 2002

Realizing that simply calling in sick doesn't always wash with suspicious bosses, came up with these 10 excuses - five smart and five not-so-smart - for missing work:

Smart excuses

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.

Not-so-smart excuses

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.

Source:, via America Online

TGIF - It's HR
Strange But True
Get your weekend off to a great start with your own copy of HR Strange But True e-mailed to you each Friday as part of the HR Daily Advisor, absolutely free. Catch up on the latest odd, offbeat, and humorous HR stories provided by HR Strange But True as well as a daily tip from the award winning HR Daily Advisor. Just enter your e-mail address and click "Go."
'HR Strange But True' Archive
View past articles by month and year
Copyright � 2016 Business & Legal Resources. All rights reserved. 800-727-5257
This document was published on
Document URL: