Rather than creating a lame and highly unbelievable excuse for why you canâ€™t report to work, itâ€™s best to keep it simple and just be honest. Managers are human, too, and they know that everyone needs a day off. If youâ€™re in desperate need of a break and absolutely must call in, donâ€™t feel obligated to create some wacky story. â€œIâ€™m not feeling wellâ€ is usually all an employer needs to hear. Excessive absence or bizarre stories can raise a red flag with employers and cause them to question your integrity.
Bottom line: Donâ€™t make a habit of out of calling out of work. The best practice for most companies is to schedule your time off. Green suggests that employees schedule one personal or vacation day every couple of months, even if you donâ€™t have anywhere to go. We all get burnt out and need time off. When you know that you have a scheduled break coming up, youâ€™re less likely to tell a bad lie.