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Good excuses for no call no show at work

As an employee, there are times that you cannot report to work for one reason or another. The situation can be trickier if your excuse for no show is one that you will not want to share meaning you do not want to call in at work. Here are some good excuses that you can use for a no call no show at work situation.

Personal Emergency

An emergency is something that nobody expects. For example, if you went out the night before a workday and were robbed, the next thing is to report this to a police station or any relevant authority. For some people, calling in to say you were robbed at a night-out can be embarrassing so just put it as a personal emergency.

Family emergency

Again, if one of your family members is kidnapped, for example, that becomes a family emergency. At that time, you cannot call anybody because of the tense and confusing situation. Family emergencies do not attract questions at any time.


Death in the family

Most people get off with saying that one of their family members passed away. This very good excuse works more often than not. However, you should be careful not to “kill” a living person because that might come back to haunt you. Use an example of a person that is already gone.

Family member’s accident

It goes without saying that if a family member is involved in an accident the next step for you is to be there for them. That works as a good excuse for not calling into work leave alone showing up.

Delivery of a family member

If you have a family member say a sister who has been expecting to have a child, you can use it as an excuse for not calling nor showing up to work. Such things need immediate attention you know.

Feeling unwell

Most employers do not take a slight headache as a good reason not to show up to work leave alone calling. However, if you have a condition like explosive diarrhea, you might not be able to make a call even if you wanted to. This qualifies as a good excuse.

Death of your old pet

Pets are amazing. If you have a cat or a dog that you have lived with for over eight years, chances are the affection has grown so deep. If the pet dies, then that is a tragedy closer to losing a human being. You can use this as an excuse not to call or show up for work.

Child’s school problem

Children can be very stressful at times, and you can use that as an excuse. Visiting your child’s school for a disciplinary matter or anything else is an emergency that needs to be taken care of immediately.

However, before using any of these excuses, it is important that you act as if they are true. Avoid actions that might compromise their credibility. For instance, do not visit any of the social media platforms. It beats logic not to call in for work while you spend your time on social media.