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"He's running late this morning. He unexpectedly snapped out of denial."
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"I forgot to call in dead."
Tags:offices, office job, office jobs, office work, office worker, office workers, sick day, sick days, sickie, call in sick, calling in sick, modern life, modern times, modern attitudes, modern expectation, modern expectation, afterlife, the afterlife, workaholic, workaholics, workaholism, pearl gates, pearly gates, gates of heaven, heaven, afterlife, the afterlife, st.peter, st peter, saint peter, judgement, judgement day, dying, died
"It's just us today. Campbell called in ethical."
Tags:called in sick, sick, calling in sick, sickie, pulling a sickie, conscience, grow a conscience, grew a conscience, no conscience, growing a conscience, ethics, ethical, ethical business, lack of ethics, no ethics, meeting, meetings, business meetings, board meetings, board meeting, exec, execs, executives, executive, banker, bankers, corporate greed, corporate, corporations
"Folsom's seasick, sir."
Tags:navy, the navy, in the navy, drill, drills, military drill, military drills, seasick, seasickness, excuse, excuses, making excuses, poor excuse, bad excuse, bad excuses, sickie, sickies, sick day, sick days, bad liar, bad liars, inspection, inspections, military inspection, military inspections, sailor, sailors
"He's laid up with a bad case of inertia."
"Well you can't possibly be expected to perform as lead dancer with the Bolshoi Ballet with a bad back...have a note for three months and see how you feel."
"Sick notes...anyone for anymore?"
"It's a 'well pissed off note'."
'I shan't be in today - I'm in bed with a nasty bug.'
Cranston called in sick ... said he's got the 'Bah, Humbug'.'
'You've become run down from working too much. Try sneezing on your boss.'
"Please excuse Bobby for missing school yesterday. He had the plague."
"Yes, I saw the obituary. So, is that why you weren't in yesterday?"
'For some strange reason, Smythe, I don't believe you're leaving work because you're not feeling well. Next time don't wear the diving gear, it's a dead giveaway.'
'I always come to work when I'm sick... I can't see wasting my sick leave being sick.'
'Right... twenty squats and fifty press ups or no fit note.'
'In my capacity as your G.P, I've written you out a new style fit note.'
"I don't feel like going to school. Isn't that a flu-like symptom?"
"You said to have a Great Day so I skipped work and played golf."
Tags:golfer, golfers, golfing, golf course, golf courses, golf player, golf players, golf courses, golf club, golf clubs, skiving off, skivving off, skipping work, sick day, sick days, sickie, sickies, bad day, office job, office jobs, office worker, office workers, boring job, boring jobs, bad job, bad jobs, work commitment, work commitments
'I'll be home early. They all phoned in sick again.'
'Is somebody here implying that I was not really sick?' (Best Actor award on his desk.)
'You've only written a handful of sick notes since you started wearing that outfit, Doctor.'
'One more hangover like this and I'm going to have to claim for sickness during holiday absence.'
'What've you got in the way of long term sick holidays ?'
'I can't come to work today. I'm in bed with some kind of bug.'