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16 Good Excuses to Miss Work for a Few Days

You’ll need these 16 good excuses to miss work for a few days, we guarantee you!

It’s that time of the year again when the holidays are just around the corner and everyone is talking about their plans. It seems that buying gifts, going away for a few days, and sipping coffee in your pajamas is all we can think of these wintery days. It’s quite usual not to feel very excited about going to work.

If you’re reading this, then you too woke up feeling like this today. Now you’re thinking: what’s a really good excuse for missing work for a day or two? We’ve heard most of them before and you think your boss is not likely to buy the good old “I don’t feel so good” excuse that easily. Or…?

16 Good Excuses to Miss Work for a Few Days

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Say no more. If you continue reading this article, you’ll find a handful of perfectly good excuses that will allow you to skip work for a couple of days and unwind at home, like you’re meant to do in these cold days. You can also turn to our previous article containing good excuses to miss work on short notice.

We’ve asked the “experts”, people who’ve tried these excuses and proved they’re effective. They’re great if you are in need of good excuses to miss work on short notice i.e. for when you wake up feeling like staying at home and sleeping. Both Career Addict and Reddit gave us some pretty great suggestions and we randomly selected what we deemed to be the most believable ones. So the next time you need an excuse to miss work last minute, you’ll know where to look!

We present to you the 16 good excuses to miss work for a few days! P.S. You take full responsibility if you get caught.