How far will you go to get some time off work?
Would you ever post a false obituary for your mother in the local paper to get away with some paid leave?
December 12, 2011 3:32
Falsely calling in sick: we’ve all done it once in our professional life, (well not me, Boss). If you’ve ever wanted some “me time”, you know the drill. As you phone up the office be sure to sneeze, cough and speak through your nose. And if you really want to take your act to the next level, come back to work the next day sans make up, or even better, with ‘tired eyes’ (smudged with black kohl) and a purposely red nose.
Not that I have ever pulled a stunt like that, Boss… I just have an excellent imagination. A little imagination is what helps most get by at work, but too much of a good thing can be a bad thing. Take for instance; one such imaginative employee who went a step too far trying to cover up his time off from work. Scott Bennett published an obituary in the local paper for his still-living mother much to his relatives and his own mother’s shocked surprise. According to the police
Bennett wrote the obituary “because he didn’t want to get fired for taking time off.”
In the words of Sir Walter Scott, “Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practise to deceive!” But Kipp isn’t going to take the high road on this one.
Look Bennett, we’ve all been there before. Next time you want to take some time off, put the brakes on your over imaginative mind and pay heed to this video: