14 Good Excuses to Miss Work on Short Notice

If you’re wondering how to skip work and not get in trouble, here are not five, not ten, but 14 good excuses to miss work on short notice!

Let’s face it, we all need some rest here and then for various (justifiable) reasons. Sometimes it’s Monday again, and even though you’ve had a nice weekend off, you don’t really feel like going back to work and looking at all those miserable Monday faces. Plus, it would give you so much pleasure if you were resting while your colleagues are working. Perhaps it’s just raining heavily, and you see no legitimate reason why you should be leaving the warmth and coziness of your bed (or someone’s hug, perhaps). There could be relative visiting good excuses to miss work the next day (you wish to show him/her around). Last but not the least, your mate’s party was so wild last night you’re experiencing your worst hangover ever (and you thought that would never happen again). On the other hand, you might be a trustful, hardworking employee who has never called in sick or lied to your employer. Still, that very same employer isn’t paying you enough, so you’ve been sending your CVs and looking for opportunities elsewhere. Don’t worry; we’ve also got some very good excuses to miss work for an interview.

14 Good Excuses to Miss Work on Short Notice

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To construct this list of good excuses to miss work in last minute, we did some serious digging by checking lots and lots of ideas by BBC (yes, even they recognize the value of a day off), GrindTV, The Balance, LoveToKnowBlogworks, etc. One would think finding good enough excuses to miss work would be rather simple, but it turned out the other way if the excuses were to meet our criteria. First of all, we wanted your lie to be so good it can’t be traced. Therefore, we ignored suggestions such as “my relative/grandmother has just died”.”Those are some serious matters not to be joked about. Sooner or later, you would probably blurt out your grandparents are alive and well. Or you would have to pretend you’re sad the next day. Our list offers you a list of little white lies that are incredibly easy to sustain. The next criteria was the immediateness of it working. When we say short notice, we mean you can finish your job (basically, not getting to it) in one phone call. Therefore, you should read this list just in case you are ready should an opportunity arise to seize the day properly.

There will be plenty of good excuses to miss work due to you being sick. We took great care that the illnesses you’re mentioning are untraceable or not requiring a doctor’s notice. Some of them are perfect for couples, and others for families. If you’re a family man, here are some real good family emergency excuses to get out of work last minute. However, most of these below are just right for anyone!

If you’re really going pro, check out our 11 Good Excuses to Miss Work in Advance and 16 Good Believable Excuses for Missing Work.

The examples of perfectly good excuses are listed in no particular order since they are all equally believable. May it be that you’re reading this on a murky Monday morning, have a quick look at our 14 good excuses to miss work on short notice and take a day off! It’s just one boss phone call away!