I don’t usually tend to use doctor’s excuses just to get away from responsibilities. It’s not every day that I risk my career and basically my life to have an extra day off. But at that one point when I finally decided to do so, the experience was both enduring and unremarkable.
The times when physical activity when working was necessary are almost gone. I work as an accountant and I spend most of my day in front of a computer or a calculator, on a really good day I have a meeting and I spend half of the day translating what my calculator says into a language that average human beings can understand.accountant and I spend most of my day in front of a computer or a calculator, on a really good day I have a meeting and I spend half of the day translating what my calculator says into a language that average human beings can understand.
One of those days in which you really can’t take I any longer and is still Tuesday, I decided I was going to take 15 minutes off and check my Facebook to keep my mind off work for a while. Suddenly I accidentally click on one pop up advertising cars, for my surprise it not only showed cars, it also offered doctors notes templates. The advertisement said: need time off! Download one. I downloaded one, without even thinking about really handing in a fake note at work, I read the template and started filling in the blank spaces.
When I finished filling the form I looked at it and laughed just with the thought of handing one to Nancy, our secretary and imagining her calling to the medical center that doesn’t exist. I closed the tab and decided it was time for a coffee, for my surprise I turn around and my boss was standing behind me. How are you supposed to explain to your boss the situation without making him feel like a fool? Indeed, I couldn’t, I got a suspension for two months and I will be in probation when I get back to work.