Friday, January 9, 2009

My Dog Ate My Presentation

And other reasons for missing work.

For the record I missed Zero days of work in 2008 - other than vacation days of course...oh and that doesn't count time spent blogging at work...or running...or swimming...or hanging out with The Donk...or grocery shopping...or...oh nevermind


From MSN

Most memorable excuses
If you decide to take tomorrow off, it behooves you to tell the truth. But if you'd rather get a little creative, take a look at what excuses employees have given for not going to work:

1. Employee didn't want to lose the parking space in front of his house.
2. Employee hit a turkey while riding a bike.
3. Employee said he had a heart attack early that morning, but that he was "all better now."
4. Employee donated too much blood.
5. Employee's dog was stressed out after a family reunion.
6. Employee was kicked by a deer.
7. Employee contracted mono after kissing a mailroom intern at the company holiday party and suggested the company post some sort of notice to warn others who may have kissed him.
8. Employee swallowed too much mouthwash.
9. Employee's wife burned all his clothes and he had nothing to wear to work.
10. Employee's toe was injured when a soda can fell out of the refrigerator.

By Jason Ferrara vice president of corporate marketing for CareerBuilder.com.

4 comments:

Catherine said...

At least, his employees are quite creative, or he needs to employ an exorcist for them.

the donk said...

i thought hanging with me WAS WORK for you?

the Mom said...

My children are all laughing because your baby looks more like a dinosaur than our baby! lol Kids are weird.

wife said...

Of course you never missed a day of work...hmmm...stay home with wife and 11 kids...or go to work-swim at lunch, maybe a quick run...listen to music while pretending to work...get coffee, sit back and enjoy the quiet...it is a no brainer!!!