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Excuses to Leave Work Early (Best and Worst Reasons)

Sometimes an individual would need to leave early from work and might not be able to say the exact reason or issue due to which he or she would like to leave. Therefore, under these circumstances, they might choose to say an alternate reason, which would be close to reality and it would be the second-best reason.

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Here are some reasonable excuses.

Best Excuse for Leaving Work Early

Personal reasons

There can be many personal reasons. An employee who is leaving work early due to personal reasons can say:

I have an exam today in the evening and therefore, I have to go home early to pick my registration card and other important documents. I have to arrive in the examination hall on time. Kindly, grant me an early leave today.


Community-related work

It is nice to do work for the community. Giving back to the community is important and, in some cases,, it can serve as a good excuse for an employee who wants to leave work early, he or she can say:

I have some community-related work and it is very important. I have committed for this task and therefore, I need an early leave from work today.


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Family Emergency

A family emergency can be another excuse, which can let an employee leave early. For example:

My son got an early off from school today and my wife has an appointment with the doctor so she will not be able to pick him up. I need to take an early off today for picking my son from school. Kindly grant me permission.


Doctor or dentist appointment

An employee would like to leave early from work when they have an appointment with the dentist or doctor. In this situation, they can say:

Today, I have an appointment with the dentist and it is for my root canal. I am in so much pain and need urgent attention. I will be leaving early from work today.


Sudden sickness of pet

The sudden sickness of a pet can be an excuse for an employee such as:

My dog is not eating since last night and wife just informed me it is not showing much energy. I have to take it in the emergency. Kindly grant me an early leave today.


Babysitting

In the case of babysitting, an employee can say:

My wife has an appointment with the doctor and there is no one at home to babysit my son. I need permission for an early leave today.


Urgent finance issues

Urgent finance issues can be an excuse for some employees such as:

I need to urgently buy a ticket as my sister fell from stairs back home. I have to visit and see her as soon as possible. I do not have the money right away and need to make some arrangements. I need to leave work early today for this purpose. Kindly grant me permission.

Worst Excuse for Leaving Work Early

Given below are some worst excuses for leaving work early:

Got bored or feeling overloaded

An employee can use this worst excuse for example:

I am feeling overloaded of work today. I cannot do any more work. It is causing me dizziness. I need to leave work early today.


Have plans with friends

This could be another worst excuse such as:

I have plans with friends today and we are going fishing at XYZ Lake. I need to leave work early today. I will complete the remaining tasks tomorrow.


Feeling upset due to a fight

Sometimes feeling upset due to a fight can be the worst excuse such as:

I had a fight with my brother today and I am feeling upset about it. I need some time alone. I need to leave early today. Kindly grant me permission.


Have an interview for another job

This could be another worst excuse, especially because here an employee is telling the company that he or she no longer wants to work with them or is looking for a part-time another job. For example:

I need permission to leave from work early today. I have an interview with XYZ Company. I need to be there on time.


Didn’t sleep well last night

This could be another worst excuse such as:

I didn’t sleep well last night as my cousins are visiting from a different country. We were talking until late at night. I need to leave work early, as I am not feeling well.


Have movie plans with family/friends

This is another worst excuse and can be addressed as follows:

I have movie plans with family. The show will start early, and I have to arrive there on time. Kindly grant me permission for an early leave today.

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