One of the best things about who I work for is that if we call out from work, we don't have to tell them why. They aren't even supposed to ask. There is a certain level of leadership that can show concern but, legally, we do not have to give an excuse for a one-day absence. We do have certain guidelines for calling out and we are very strict about them. But, if you follow them, and they are easy to follow, they are absolutely so easy.
So, no more fake coughs over the phone. No sniffling. No fake scratchy throats. Nothing. Just a simple, "Hi, I am not coming in today." They will ask what time you are supposed to be in and, if unknown, what department you work for. But that's it. Isn't that nice?
So, I called out this morning. Truthfully, I just wanted an extra day off from work to recharge my mind. And I had nothing heavy planned for the work day. So, today will be all about me. I think I'll hit the gym, do some personal shopping, have a slice of pizza for lunch, do some laundry, and do some household chores that need to be finished. Glorious. Later.