List recent excuses you've used to ditch work

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  1. EmassSpicoli

    EmassSpicoli Well-Known Member

    Apr 16, 2013
    I'll take you up on the offer. So...how long has Culture Club and Boy George been your favorite pre-session music to find your chi with?
     
  2. EmassSpicoli

    EmassSpicoli Well-Known Member

    Apr 16, 2013
    Wow. Tables turned. Steal his frame!! Perfect.
     

  3. EmassSpicoli

    EmassSpicoli Well-Known Member

    Apr 16, 2013
    Has anyone ever gone with the Spicoli-esque "Boss man, Mom put some serious stoke in the water today and I had to answer the call of the swell!"
     
  4. archy 2.0

    archy 2.0 Well-Known Member

    Jul 5, 2012
    brings back a memory of my first trip to indo. I asked my boss if I could take off for a month. after a very long pause, and my stomach doin back flips, he asked me, "how many boards you gonna bring?"

    haha that ol' kooter was one of the best bosses I ever had.
     
  5. archy 2.0

    archy 2.0 Well-Known Member

    Jul 5, 2012
    went to Catholic shcool for first grade. we had a specific time when the whole class could go to the bathroom.
    about an hour after bathroom break a kid had to go. the Sister wouldn't let him, and the kid ended up sh*ting his pants. I think the parents sued the school. poor kid.
     
  6. EmassSpicoli

    EmassSpicoli Well-Known Member

    Apr 16, 2013
    Awesome!! More like smart kid and rich kid that can finance surf travel for life. Pretty sure if the kid pubed out to be a stud in sports the statute of limitations would expire an exonerate him from being Schitt Boy.
     
  7. archy 2.0

    archy 2.0 Well-Known Member

    Jul 5, 2012
    nah my Hiltler Youth days.
     
  8. fl.surfdog

    fl.surfdog Well-Known Member

    Dec 6, 2010
    Believe it or not I just tell them im going surfing use a sick day or a vacation day...no worries...im glad im union...lol
     
  9. billabongmoney

    billabongmoney Well-Known Member

    325
    Sep 23, 2008
    "Extreme remedies are very appropriate for extreme diseases."
     
  10. csawkid

    csawkid Active Member

    41
    Sep 3, 2011
    I have to go to " therapy " works for me when there is a swell.
     
  11. unsalted

    unsalted Active Member

    44
    Oct 9, 2012
    Reminds me of a kid in school, when he wanted to get outa class he would punch himself in the nose and leave with a nose bleed
     
  12. DosXX

    DosXX Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2013
    I'm fortunate in that the Navy base where I work is right on the beach, so I'll go out in the morning, lunch, or right after work - depending surf conditions and workload. The problem seems to be ending the session and getting to or back to work on time. You know: Just one more wave, one more ride. I've raced back to meetings still wet and sandy on more than one occasion.
    Also, if you get injured during an unapproved absence and have to miss work, there can be disciplinary or legal issues.
     
  13. brewengineer

    brewengineer Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2011
    My single day off barely makes up for the fact that my recent employer cheated me out of a week of vacation. I did feel bad about it, until I remembered my boss was a horrible c*nt. In all my previous companies, I would just tell my boss I needed a personal day.
     
  14. archy 2.0

    archy 2.0 Well-Known Member

    Jul 5, 2012

    the job I mentioned that I quit, the previous owner gave me the keys so I could come in early to leave early, or stay late after coming in late. (I worked around tides and winds unless it was an all day affair, and always put in OT) I was hands down the best employee and knew the biz inside out. the new boss still wanted me to work OT. if it meant missing surf, and having his top guy miserable, his quote was, " That's life." he was just too stiff in the head, and prob a little jealous of my free spirited joy for life.

    I believe everything happens for a reason. after I quit that job I realized I needed to be my own boss. quitting that job was one of the best things I ever did in life. no benefits? so what. I make more money now than if I stayed there with all the pay raises, promotions, etc. I never miss a swell and I have time to travel at length or drop everything and do surgical strikes to PR.
     
  15. sisurfdogg

    sisurfdogg Well-Known Member

    Jun 17, 2013
    I always negotiate 4-5 surf days per year with any and all job type scenarios. I really don't care at this point. The truth will set you free.
     
  16. Gfootr

    Gfootr Well-Known Member

    538
    Dec 26, 2009
    I dunno the best excuse ever used, but I do I know I surf better when I'm supposed to be at work.
     
  17. World B Free

    World B Free Well-Known Member

    600
    Feb 7, 2013
    The excuse is the easy part. Never lose sight of the goal! Be honest, you are going to want to play this game again.Full attention must be maintained throughout the scheme for your return to the job.

    I always wear my rash guard ,a hat, and plenty of sunscreen.

    Hard to explain how you got that tan on your "sick day".