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20 managers share the craziest-sounding excuses employees gave to skip work that ended up being real.

20 managers share the craziest-sounding excuses employees gave to skip work that ended up being real.

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Are you even alive if you haven't made up a BS excuse to get out of a shift at work, or another stressful obligation?

Most of us have been on either end of a dramatic excuse to bail, and the unspoken is often to not question it unless you're a frustrated manager doubting someone's overall employability.

However, not all seemingly absurd excuses are lies, there are times when a goose holds up your commute, or your third mom dies within a year, life is complicated and infinite. In many ways, the weird truths are far more fascinating than the most creative of lies.

In a popular Reddit thread, managers and coworkers shared the most intense excuses to skip work that ended up being real.

1. From LaPeauDouce:

One of my colleagues said he would be late because of heavy rains. It turned out that he was living in a flood prone zone and he showed up to office shirtless because it was wet and soiled by muddy water, with a video of his car floating and totaled on the road near his house.

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