People Discuss The Best Way to Call off From Work

There are some jobs you can’t help but call out from sometimes. Sure, sometimes you’re actually sick, but you know as well as I do that you’re not always telling the gospel truth when calling in with a story about a mystery illness. In college, I was addicted to calling off from my security guard job. Granted, I had a genuinely unsustainable schedule of classes, extracurriculars, and work that made showing up to my 7 AM shift every Monday difficult. Not only that, but I had to work 8 hours that day and run straight home to meet with a study group over Zoom. I think I called off nearly every Monday during April of that semester, and I have no regrets. My six classes were not going to do the work for themselves! 

Calling off work requires a certain etiquette. Every job and boss is different, but some people have incredibly strong opinions regarding whether you need to call in or “text in.”