(Closed) Were you caught playing hookie from work?

posted 5 years ago in Career
Post # 3
3626 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I haven’t… I don’t live close enough to work to get caught!

Post # 4
201 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Never been caught but I also don’t generally go anywhere when I call in for a “mental health day”. Those days are spent relaxing on the couch so unless my boss came to my house, I can’t see how I’d ever be caught.

Today I’m playing hookie but my grandmother died yesterday so at least I have an excuse.

Post # 5
2419 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I don’t have the opportunity to play hookie anymore. Since I work in an office by myself, I have very few opportunities to call off work.

Post # 6
752 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Puffthemagicdragon:  I’m sorry about your grandmother ๐Ÿ™

I work from home so if I am out, it’s because I am legitamately for real, can’t get out of bed sick.  I usually end up spending half of my time in bed and still checking in with my team to make sure they are on track. 

Now if I am playing for real hookie, I make sure all of my work is done, I have someone to cover all of my meetings and I flat out tell my boss I am taking a mental health day. 

I guess there isn’t really an opportunity to catch me since I’m super honest with management.  I am rarely sick as it is so I guess it’s just what works for me.

Post # 7
110 posts
Blushing bee

@Puffthemagicdragon:  my sympathy to you.. it’s definitly not “playing hookie” in my book.

I work at a university so it’s not quite the same, but my most embarrassing moment was when I was sick with the flu earlier in the week and asked one of the other TAs to teach my section for me on Friday. I ended up getting better much faster than expected but felt like it would be too much trouble to un-ask my replacement so, instead of going to teach, I slept in on Friday and went to Yoga at our campus gym… Only to bump into the replacement TA on my way out of the studio, all sweaty with my yoga mat and no signs of illness!!!! I was seriously mortified. Embarassed

Post # 9
2831 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I would get written up for calling off work and not being able to provide a Dr. note. I hate my boss; so no I have never been caught.


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