Pulling A Sickie

Pulling A Sickie

Success TV - Wk 5: How to pull a sickie

Pulling A Sickie is a term used for some one who is not sick in any way but does not want to work on that particular day, however most times people are absent over something very serious such as having problems at home, or the death of a loved one and it can also be genuine illness. However I am focusing more on those who take sick days when there is nothing wrong with them and they may just not want to go to work or have had a late night out and been drinking and now have a splitting hangover, or maybe there is a store move to do and alot of overtime and they dont want to do it.

So when you pull a sickie be advised that you can only use certain excuses once and if you continue to people will get wise to you and catch you out. Here are a list of some excuses that people commonly use when pulling a sickie.

1. Diarrohea

2. Flu

3. Sickness Bug

4. Swine Flu

5. Stomach Pains

6. Womens Troubles

Now you can see that I have only used six of them, but as we all know there are loads of them and they can be quite funny, however I have caught people out who have used these excuses once too often and I will show you how to do it. Usually after they have called you they can do one or two things some go shopping and dont realize that they can be seen on cameras and also by customers who know them and some times the customer may come to the shop after seeing them and say something with out realizing and drop them right in it.

Another thing that they do is text a friend or colleague that they work with who is either on shift or going on shift and may actually say something to someone else and then the boss may over hear them and thats them caught out again. So if you are gonna pull a sickie dont go shopping and dont text any one either because you will get caught, may be not straight away but eventually you will drop yourself right in it!





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RJ68 profile image

RJ68 4 years ago from Memphis

That's too funny. I am scared to tell that kind of lie just in case I get sick for real. Karma!


calpol25 profile image

calpol25 4 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (At Home With My Wonderful Partner) Author

Hi RJ68 I know the feeling but it is funny, but your right karma and tempting fate is not a good idea. Thanks for commenting :)


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Rob Winters 4 years ago

It is interesting that aside from when many people take liberal sick days after they've been up too late or had a few too many drinks the night before that some people just seem disposed or more comfortable to regularly pull sickies and others may go years without ever missing a day of work - definitely some personality factors involved.


calpol25 profile image

calpol25 4 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (At Home With My Wonderful Partner) Author

I agree Rob it makes sense that way with the personality factors, Thanks for commenting :)


alian346 profile image

alian346 4 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

Or you're away to a Rolling Stones concert; or having a day at a theme park; or just can't be bothered - oops!

Hahahaha!

Ian.


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calpol25 4 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (At Home With My Wonderful Partner) Author

Hi Ian

I knew you would come here lol :)

I loved writing this one but its so true, and there are mountains of excuses people use.

I had one once give a whole story that was so funny I was hysterical at them, I knew they were lying but I humoured them until the very end. When they heard me laughing they kept changing the story over and over getting vexed because they knew they had been caught out. And at the very end I remember saying so I shall expect in....... to which they said "Half an hour okay boss?" Still makes me laugh now :)


alian346 profile image

alian346 4 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

What an embarrassment for the wee soul when they did turn up!

But I'm sure you weren't hard on them!

Ian.


calpol25 profile image

calpol25 4 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (At Home With My Wonderful Partner) Author

I actually had hysterics when they walked in, but I was not hard on them and they never tried it again :)

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