Perfect Excuses for Staying Home for Work


We often have days when we don’t want to go office because of really having an issue or simply wanting to engage in other business. For this, we give true or fake reasons to our boss and stay back at home. Sometimes, we also give reasons for working from home as we wish to be in house and relax. Now convincing to a boss that you can’t come to office is a daunting task. So, I give you these 20  perfect excuses for taking work from home facility.  

I have a nasty cold and high fever. Even the doctor is having a hard time diagnosing me. I definitely don’t think I should come in and infect anybody.

I… I have food poisoning,” and then forward along the scathing online review you’ve written for your not-so-favorite restaurant.

I have just spent the past couple of minutes in the washroom. Don’t ask, it is tummy trouble!

The sink in the bathroom is overflowing. There’s water up to my thighs in here. Everyone downstairs is freaking out.

Online store gave me a delivery window from 10-4. Need to be home to receive it.

The power went out last night and my alarm never went off.

You locked your keys in your car. The locksmith’s on the way, but he said it might be hours before he arrives.

A close family member was in a car accident. You don’t know if its serious or not, but you just couldn’t concentrate at work unless you go check on them.

If your boss is a male, just say you are having ‘womanly issues’ … no guy has the guts to question it.

OMG… Streets have become rivers. It is raining so heavily.

There are several planned demonstrations in town and will be a lot of traffic. So, I prefer to be productive at home.

A tree in your neighborhood fell into the street, blocking the road. The Department of Transportation will respond as soon as they can, but who knows when that will be?

You carpool to work, and your carpool group totally forgot you this morning. Now, you’ll have to try to hitch a ride with someone else – surely your boss won’t encourage hitch hiking!

You were witness to a hit-and-run accident, and you’ve got to go to the police station and give a statement. Again, no one argues with the law!

Just say, “My spouse/child/roommate is too sick to get out of bed, so I’ve got to stay home and care for him/her.”

Someone tried to burglarize your home last night, and you’re getting a security system installed today. No one will ask you to jeopardize your personal safety!

I stayed up too late working and am too tired to come in. This excuse not only gets you out of work today, but makes you look like a hard worker to boot.

Now, which one are you going to try out on your boos??

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