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Calling in Sick: 7 Good Reasons, 7 Lame Reasons

The Believable and Not-So-Believable Reasons to Take a Sick Day

Good reason 7: You have a job interview

It's okay to miss work for an opportunity that could have a positive impact on your career and future. If you are unable to schedule this in advance, be sure to keep your excuse simple -- no long stories or creative tales.

A simple "I'm not feeling well today, but hope to be in tomorrow," should suffice.