Ever been caught playing hooky from work?

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  1. jmohme

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    I don't recall ever playing hooky from work.
    If I wanted time off, I was up front about it and just requested a day off.
     
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  2. WABOOM

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    In Minnesota it's "calling in".

    I had a coworker who called in sick on a Tuesday and then came in with a fresh sun burn on Wednesday. He spent the day fishing. That was awesome.

    IMO if you're not happy at your job then there is no honor or integrity to worry about. Call in as much as you want to.
     

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    Called in to go to a playoff game, final round old IHL Turner Cup. I had season tickets and no way was I going to miss it. We won and front page of the newspaper was a photo but I lucked out, they cropped it between my wife and me.
     
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    At the last company before I retired he would surely have been fired and would not have gotten his job back.
     
  5. nam02G

    nam02G First throwing ax bullseye.

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    Place I worked for 28 years all I had to do was call and let them know I wasn't going to be there. No reason or excuse needed. As long as I had the time to take off and got my work done, I always did, it was not big deal. However here are some stories I know about people who lied and got caught.

    Back in the 80's I worked at UPS. I was in the supervisors office one night and picked up this story. I guy on my shift had called in sick the previous week. One of the supervisors came in, after being on vacation the week before, mentioned to some of the supervisors in the room that he had seen this guy (the one that called in sick) the previous week at Disneyland. He was fairly promptly fired. Even the Teamsters union didn't try and protect him.

    16 or so years ago I briefly dated this woman who happened to work for a friend of mine. She was a solid 8 on the hot scale and between an 8 and a 9 on the crazy scale. The fun times were very fun, but I digress. A couple years after we broke up I was talking to my friend and asked if she still worked for him. I got a very emphatic 'no' in response. Seems one day she was supposed to have gone to a trade show to try and drum up business for the company. Even turned in a list of names of people that she had talked to. Well my friend happened to talk to one of those contacts a day or two later and mentioned that his employee had said she had spoken to him at the show. The guy looked puzzled and informed my friend that not only did she not speak to him, he had not seen her at the show. He fired her for lying to him. Can't say I'm terribly surprised though. I think I've only met one person in my nearly 57 years on this planet that was as comfortable with lying as she was.
     
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  6. Gonzoso

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    Sometimes I spontaneously leave early to ride my bike if it's nice out. I make my own schedule and just email it out Mondays.

    My manager doesn't mind when I choose to work as long as I let her know if I won't be in the office during business hours and get my work done.

    That petty schedule crap is part of why I left my last job. I used to be the guy that didn't call out in ten years. That and $2 will get you a coffee. I take my time when I want to. I've got 3 weeks sick time and 4 weeks vacation saved up. I want to max out my time just in case then burn through it every year thereafter.
     
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    A cop at my station had friend call in sick on his behalf after his request for leave was declined.

    The sergeant said "Okaaaaaay, but tell him he needs a doctor's certificate if he's off for more than three days."

    Three days later the friend drops a doctor's note into the station.

    Sergeant thinks "I wonder why he went to a doctor in East Auckland, when he lives on the totally other side of the city and then got his friend to deliver it?"

    Sergeant drives to the doctor's office and asks to view their CCTV. And of course it's the friend in the video pretending to be the cop.

    Checks with the Immigration Department show the cop flew to China several days earlier to get married!
     
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  8. Sgt127

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    We had several Officers fired for getting caught lying about being on sick leave.

    Kind of a three-fer. It’s dereliction of duty, abuse of sick time and, lying to a supervisor.

    If I called in sick, I was sick. The only place you’d find me is home, or on the road to or from the pharmacy or doctor.
     
  9. Borg Warner

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    Nope. Always got away with it because I learned to forge my Dad's signature at a young age. In the 6th grade we had a special day when the girls had a fashion show and the boys did something else.

    Myself and one other guy made fake notes from our parents excusing us for the afternoon and instead of leaving the school we hid in a closet of one the bungalows that was used as a classroom which was where the girls were going to change clothes for the fashion show and we watched the girls undress!

    After the evnet was over we snuck out of school and rode our bikes around talking about what we had seen that day until we go home at the regular time.
     
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    Call in like the request line at the radio station?
     
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    If you aren't happy, get a new job. I'm tired of having to work with people who have no honor or integrity.
     
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    Nope, never faked it and think I can count on one hand how many times i had to miss work for being sick.
    Never really had a job where I got sick time anyway, and when I did it was shift work and if I didn't show up it really put a load on my shift partners,
     
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    I’ve only had this job since mid March and I’ve called in 3 times. I have a lot of days to burn by the end of the year. They don’t roll over.
     
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    I haven't but a good friend did. He had the opportunity to go to a World Series game that was held in the afternoon. The boss of our department arranged for a television to be brought into the library and we went in to catch the score. It was in the 7th inning and the camera swept by first base. And right there was my friend with a big smile on his face as he attempted to get a foul ball.
     
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    In high school yea...the manager wouldn’t let me have Friday night to go to the race... that was the first and last time I ever did that.
     
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    No but when I was living and working in Las Vegas NV, many moons ago, a guy I worked with, called off sick, and the boss was like I really need you if you can make it, but Mr. Sick just said he couldn't make it in, some type of flu bug.

    Next days Review Journal showed a pic of a winner in a big gambling contest some casino had, and you guessed it, MR. Sick (Didn't win) was in the pic with the winner as a bystander.
     
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    Social media has made it easy to catch people in lies. So many are addicted to social media, that they post without thinking. They tell their boss (or significant other, or whoever) one story, but then post pics that tell an entirely different story.
     
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    Nope. But I have caught an employee playing hooky before. I freed up his time so he could spend it wherever he wanted from then on.
     
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    I hear ya. It is frustrating. But they are making themselves look bad anyway, so I don't worry. I just try to enjoy the sunshine, the birds, good food and music.
     
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    I don't think I have ever done that so no. I have caught my ex-boss several times having left work early to go bike riding, hiking and walking. Me and the other full time employee left at 3:30 and 4:30 respectively and the boss was supposed to stay until 7:30 and close with a part time employee helping him. I would be at my sons little league game at 5:30 and my boss would go peddling by on his bike. Or I would get off work and be running errands and taking kids to practice and head home around 6:00 and pass my boss's truck parked at the edge of a hiking trail.

    Me and the other employee never ratted him out to his supervisor, someone else did and the supervisor came to us and asked if the allegation was true and we said absolutely and he's done it a dozen years. Long story short it took two years but he got terminated very unceremoniously and was escorted off the premises.