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January 21, 2008

Top Ten "Mental Health Day" Excuses...

Luckily, many employers are beginning to understand that an employee doesn't have to be suffering from the flu to need a day off. Mental health days, which allow employees to stay home from work to escape the stress and chaos of the office, are gaining acceptance in the workplace. Sixty-nine percent of surveyed employers consider mental health days acceptable uses of sick leave.

O-kay... and the top ten "Mental Health Day" excuses are:

1. At her sister's wedding, an employee chipped her tooth on a Mint Julep, bent over to spit it out, hit her head on a keg and was knocked unconscious.

2. While at a circus, a tiger urinated on the employee's ear, causing an ear infection.

3. An employee's dog wasn't feeling well, so the employee tasted the dog's food and then got sick.

4. "Someone put LSD in my salad."

5. An employee's roommate locked all his clothes in a shed for spite.

6. "Stuck on an island -- canoe floated away."

7. An employee was upset because his favorite American Idol contestant was voted off.

8. "I didn't think I had to come in if I had time in my vacation bank. I thought I could take it whenever I wanted."

9. An employee said he wasn't feeling well and wanted to rest up for the company's holiday party that night.

10. A groundhog bit the employee's car tire, causing it to go flat.

Posted by Cassandra at January 21, 2008 05:33 PM

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Back when I was a supervisor at an insurance company, one of the people in my unit called to say she coudln't make it because she didn't get enough sleep.

At least #1 above hit her head on a keg!

Posted by: Fausta at January 21, 2008 07:48 PM

Being a slacker good for nothing lazy bastard is hard on the mental health. The best thing you can do to feel good about yourself is to drag your carcass to work and do your best to be productive.

Posted by: Pile On at January 21, 2008 09:37 PM

I called in "Well" one day whilst working at Onslow Beach.

Posted by: Sly2017 at January 21, 2008 11:09 PM

Sounds like a place I used to work at in Wichita. B********* Aerospace-L******.
Hey, I might need a reference, OK?!??!?!?!?!

Posted by: GMC at January 21, 2008 11:59 PM

10. A groundhog bit the employee's car tire, causing it to go flat.

A groundhog, you say? I'll take care of that...

Posted by: camojack at January 22, 2008 03:56 AM