Whether you’ve done it yourself or had to stay late because of a no-show coworker, we’ve all seen calling out of work firsthand. Sometimes it’s for legit reasons like a family emergency, car trouble, etc. But other times people call out or call in “sick” for no reason at all – we're on to you. Check out these ridiculous reasons workers have called out.
1) I became one with my bed.
2) My curlers burned my hair, and I had to go to the hairdresser.
We’ve heard of workers calling out because of hair dying gone wrong too. Unfortunately, bad hair days aren’t a valid excuse.
3) Faking a medical emergency.
When you gotta call in sick to work… pic.twitter.com/KqYeXpz1cH
— UNILAD (@UNILAD) July 28, 2016
4) I stubbed my toe really badly.
"I was already running super late to work and didn't really feel like showing up. I decided to call up my boss and tell her that I stubbed my toe really badly and that it was swelling up. I'm a waitress so I have to be on my feet all day. I added that I didn't want to risk dropping any plates on customers, which totally helped me get out of work." --Anna B, emailed to Cosmopolitan.com
5) My favorite show had a really sad episode last night.
— Snagajob (@snagajob) May 26, 2016
6) Calling in sick to a job that isn’t even yours!
7) I forgot I had a shift.
Maybe this one isn’t ridiculous, but rookie mistake.
8) I’m busy spending my paycheck.
9) Blame my Pokemon.
my egg hatched into a freaking pidgey im legitimately considering calling out of work tomorrow im so upset
— lex (@keishalexiss) July 22, 2016
10) Pure lazyness.
No shirt, no shoes, no problem. No pants? Lots of problems.
Honestly thinking about calling out of work because I do not want to put on pants
— Melissa Duarte (@MelMelDuarte) July 18, 2016
11) My team lost.
12) My dog is sick.
Dogs are man’s best friend, but no.