not sick

Have you ever called in sick to work, but you were fine?

Don’t lie when calling into work…BUT if you need to in the future:


To avoid getting canned when playing hooky from work, follow Cosmopolitan's savvy plan:

Do it on Tuesday -- Feigning sickness is much less suspicious if, duh, you do it on a day other than Friday or Monday.

Time it right -- Dial in before the workday starts so you can leave a message on your boss's voice mail. Just make sure to leave your digits and check in later.

Don't aim for an Oscar -- Rather than putting on a fake cough voice and claiming that you're dying of the flu which she'll know is a lie, just day you're not feeling well.

Do it with discretion -- Keep the margarita soaked memories to yourself. An envious cubiclemate could rat you out and if your boss knows you lied, she'll be pissed.