If you’re like most people, getting a day off from work is always welcome. Whether it’s to spend some quality time with family or relax, there are very few things better than an unexpected vacation day. But what if your boss doesn’t see it that way?
You might have a perfectly valid reason to miss work (and we’re not talking about calling in sick). You can use excuses quotes presented by Reneturrek.com to make an excuse. Hopefully, this article can help you navigate around that potential problem.
Excuse #1: You need a mental health day
When you’re feeling under the weather or have an underlying health issue that makes it difficult to function at work, it can be hard to muster up the strength to go in. However, if you don’t take care of yourself, then how can your boss expect you to take care of anything else?
It is important for you and your employer that you practice self-care so that when push comes to shove, which it inevitably will at some point in life, but especially during this crazy season we call “work” (and by “crazy season we call work” I mean “November”), hopefully this mental health day won’t be a huge deal because you’ve already taken care of yourself.
It’s also possible for a mental health day to actually make someone more productive than usual—if they take their time off constructively—because they’ll come back feeling refreshed and ready to tackle whatever projects are piled up on their desk (or inbox).
Excuse #2: Your car broke down and you don’t have a way to get to work.
If your car has broken down, you can’t get to work. You’re probably not eligible for disability insurance and you definitely don’t have enough money to pay for repairs, so this puts you in a pretty tough spot. Your only option is to miss work until your car is fixed—and then hope that it doesn’t break down again before payday.
Luckily, there’s one more option: asking someone else for help! You could ask someone with a car or truck if they could give you rides back and forth from home to the office (or vice versa). Maybe they’ll even offer! If not, there are other options like Uber and Lyft that provide transportation by using an app on your phone.
These services will be able to get you where you need to go without breaking the bank on gas costs and other expenses related to owning a vehicle of your own.
Excuse #3: You’re sick
When you’re sick, you can’t work. Some people will push through their illness to get a paycheck, but if you do this, your health might suffer and it could be hard for you to go back to work at all. Don’t let your job jeopardize your overall health.
If someone in your life has a cold or the flu, don’t try to make them work through it either. You can get sick from them if they have an active virus on their skin or breath—plus, they’ll probably pass along whatever they’re carrying around even faster when they’re working themselves into exhaustion!
Excuse #4: The person watching your kids got sick at the last minute.
Sickness is a common excuse to miss work, and it’s often an easy one to back up. Even if the person watching your kids got sick at the last minute, you can say that you had no backup plan and had no choice but to miss work.
Your boss will likely be sympathetic if they know that your child’s caregiver suddenly became ill. If this happens frequently and you’re desperate for another solution, consider hiring someone else to watch your children when they get sick—or even having your children spend more time with their grandparents or other relatives who are available around the clock.
Excuse #5: You have an appointment or an important commitment that can’t be rescheduled.
You shouldn’t feel bad about taking time off from work if you have an important commitment you can’t reschedule. If your child has a doctor’s appointment or if you need to go for a long-overdue physical, don’t let guilt keep you chained to your desk. It’s okay to miss work occasionally in order to take care of yourself and the people who depend on your income!
While it can be difficult to take a sick day or miss work when you have an important appointment, we hope that these five excuses will help you feel more confident in your decision. We also want you to know that we have your back! If any of these things happen to you—or if they’ve happened before and you need some advice on how best to handle them—don’t hesitate to reach out. We want all our employees to be able to take care of themselves and their loved ones without fear of being judged or penalized for doing so.