You know the kind of mornings when you wake up hungover and hate everything? Getting out of bed seems like the worst nightmare of all time... that's when you HAVE to call in sick to work and spend the day watching Netflix. Especially on days like today when it starts to get cold outside, staying in would take your happiness to the next level. I'm crying a little bit on the inside as I'm writing this, because I'm actually hungover as fvck right now. I was seriously considering not showing up to work, but I couldn't do it... because I love this job. Anyway, here are 10 best excuses to get out of work right now.
1. Some type of emergency
You can literally text your boss something like, "I'm sorry, I can't come in to work today, I have an emergency." Then you don't text back the whole day, because you're too busy taking care of your "emergency" situation. The next day, when you come in to work and they ask you what happened, you say, "I don't want to talk about it..." Boom!
2. Something family related
Anyone can relate to family issues or problems, even your boss. Tell them you need to see your mother today. She's been going through a tough time in her life and needs you right now more than ever. You don't even have to explain what exactly your mom is going through.
3. Taking your pet to the vet
Even if you don't have a pet, you can be like, "You didn't know I had a dog? Yeah, my dog's seven years old and he's really sick, I'm taking him to the vet right now. I'm not sure how long it's going to take." Done.
4. Doctor's appointment
You totally forgot you had a doctor's appointment today. The only problem with this excuse is, if your boss is a real prick, you might have to bring a doctor's note.
5. Furniture delivery
You know how furniture delivery services are... They never give you a specific time when you need to be home. Instead, you have to stay in all day expecting to hear them knock at your door any minute.
6. Car broke down
Oh, no! You were on your way to work when a terrible thing happened - your car broke down. Now you're waiting for a tow truck and it's taking them forever. Sorry, boss.
You've been working way too much lately and feeling really depressed. If you can call your boss and actually cry on the phone, that would be ideal. Plus, the next day when you come in to work, they will be really nice to you too.
8. Feeling sick
That's a classic. Just say you have a tummy ache or something. This always works. Your boss obviously knows you're lying, but he's somewhat cool with it because he can't really force you to come to work.
9. Imaginary cousin is giving birth
Today is one of the happiest days of your life because your imaginary cousin is giving birth. You've spent the whole night at the hospital and she's still in labor. Your whole family is waiting for the miracle to happen. You obviously can't come in to work, because this is way more important.
10. Boyfriend/girlfriend broke up with you
Break ups are always hard. Even if you don't have a boyfriend/girlfriend, you can say that the person you were seeing broke up with you and you feel like your life is over now.
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Most of us have been working from home for the last year and a half so we're aware of all the perks: less commuting, cheaper lunches and comfy PJs all day.
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Right now, you could book a work desk at Burgundy Lion in Little Burgundy, 212 Montreal in Old Montreal, Knox Taverne in Pointe-Saint-Charles, and Riverside, which is in Saint-Henri, along the canal.
You can even bring your dog to work with you at Riverside and 212.
It costs $9.99 to reserve a Workden space for eight hours, which includes a work desk, unlimited gourmet coffee, tea, and water, professional-grade Wi-Fi and access to community events — as well as a Community Manager who will greet you at the door when you arrive for your session.
Five-day passes, monthly passes and group passes are also available.
More Workden locations are expected soon in the Plateau Mont-Royal, the West Island, Brossard, the Mile End and downtown. The collective is also accepting suggestions for workspace locations via email.
In what could possibly be the most fun experience you'll ever have getting a vaccine, Piknic Électronik is partnering with the CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l'Île-de-Montréal to host a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinic this Sunday, July 11.
The clinic is open to festival-goers as well as anyone visiting Parc Jean-Drapeau. Since it's no secret that drugs and alcohol go hand-in-hand with music festivals, we asked what you should you know if you're planning on getting a vaccine dose and also planning on being inebriated.
A Piknic Électronik spokesperson told MTL Blog that "there are no known interactions between vaccines and substance use (drugs and alcohol)."
Still, public health told us it does not recommend attending your vaccination appointment under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Annie Dufour, media relations advisor for the CIUSSS, gave us a few reasons why that is.
Firstly, she said the health care provider giving the vaccine needs informed consent from the person receiving it before administering the dose.
"Alcohol and drugs can impair the ability to fully understand the information given," she said.
Secondly, the side effects of excessive substance use and the side effects of drugs and alcohol may be the same, making it difficult to interpret "clinical manifestations" after vaccination.
In other words, how can you tell if you're feeling faint due to a reaction to the vaccine or due to too much booze?
She said health care professionals on-site will be able to assess whether a person can receive the vaccine.
According to Piknic, the location and time — from 12:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the entrance to the site — were chosen strategically in order to ensure people can give their clear consent if they want to get vaccinated.
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Communications Manager, Community Affairs, YouTube
This job is for people who love to network and communicate with others on the daily and for people who have many years of experience in this field.
"As a member of the Global Communications & Public Affairs team, you will work cross-functionally to help communicate with journalists and other thought leaders; devise specific communications materials and campaigns; engage in face-to-face meetings with commentators and other opinion formers; and develop print and web-based material supporting these campaigns," the job listing reads.
Enterprise Field Sales Representative, Google Cloud
With this position, you'd be selling to Google's "top enterprise accounts," which is why the company is asking for an individual with at least seven years of technology-related sales or someone who has "business development experience at a B2B software company."
Cloud Data Developer, Professional Services, Google Cloud
If you have a degree in computer science, mathematics, or something similar, then this could be the position for you. The Cloud Data Developer should have experience writing software in one or more languages and know how to use data processing software, among other things.
Do you have "5 years of relevant experience, working in government, government relations, regulatory agency, politics, or the corporate or public interest space in Canada?" If so, consider applying to be an Analyst at Google!
You don't actually have to have your bachelor's degree yet to snag this job! To apply for this position, you should currently be pursuing a degree in computer science or a related field. If you're interested, make sure to send your application in before July 2.