How To Play Hooky (And Not Get Busted)

How To Play Hooky

Don’t use your Cobra Commander wheeze/rasp when you call in or attempt to say you have some little-known tropical disease that nobody’s heard of. Instead, offer a legitimate illness and keep it at that. For bonus points, set your alarm for 5 a.m. and email your boss that you’ve been up half the night sick. Then go back to sleep, obviously.

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On average, Americans only use four sick days per year. So calling in for successive absences is a definite red flag. In other words, get over that  “24 hour bug” you came down with in 24 hours to keep your boss from getting suspicious.