According to professional excuse expert Addie Johnson, many employees hold down jobs because of the creative cop-outs they tell their bosses.
To secure your job in this faulty economy, Johnson has surefire tips for feeding the head honcho bologna.
For instance, when trying to get out of going to work, she suggests, Giving a reason youll never have to show proof of. Although its tempting, dont say youre in the hospital. Instead, say you dropped your keys in the snow.
If you get caught nabbing company supplies, Johnson says to go for an excuse that pulls at the heartstrings.
She explains, Say you volunteer with a non-profit organization that helps inner-city kids and they were really low on reams of office paper.
For more job-saving excuses, check out her book The Little Book of Big Excuses (Conari Press).
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