July
9
2010
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Pick a day. Now, depending on your boss, you might be able to get away with a Monday or Friday (thus scoring a 3-day weekend). If not, a Wednesday is ideal.

 
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Finish lingering work. This allows you to skip out without stressing over looming deadlines. Wrap up any assignments that might have others looking for you.

 
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Make the call. Don't over-embellish or give too many details. Food poisoning is simple and often effective. If the boss asks any questions, drop the D-word and trust us, that will be that.

 
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Avoid traps and "tells." Stay off of Facebook, Twitter and G-chat (besides you do that at work). Enjoy your day off, but be sure not to come back to the office with a tan or sunburn.

Summer Survival Skills

Take a Mental Health Day

We're nearly halfway through summer now, and if you haven't taken some time for yourself, listen up: It's time to play hooky. A day just to do whatever you want—whether that's tinkering away in the backyard or heading to the beach. After all, you likely have a few sick days at your disposal, right? Here's how to use them without causing any suspicion.

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    One-in-four workers said they consider their sick days to be equivalent to vacation days and treat them as such.

(Source: CareerBuilder)

 

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