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Everyone needs a day off, now and then. Unfortunately, unless you work for some hippie company that allows mental health days, getting a break from the daily grind requires some subterfuge. Weirdly, every company seems to have staff who either don't care or aren't smart enough to come up with a plausible excuse. So we've all worked with people who tried to get away with weird, dumb, or transparent reasons for not showing up.

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