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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

Lame reason 3: Beach issues, such as you would rather be on one

And so would everyone else in the working world. But unless you are a supermodel who has a shoot scheduled for Sports Illustrated's upcoming swimsuit issue, your job is not to frolic in the sand. Instead of heeding the call of the ocean (or golf links, or tennis court), resolve to get to work early and be extra productive so you can cut out on time -- or maybe even a little early -- to enjoy a couple hours in the surf.