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wow, ever since this work from home, i have forgotten how to make an excuse.
please suggest some excuses for taking the time off for 2/4/6 hours / full day leave ^_^!

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    Water pipe issue. Router died. Gas leak investigation.
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    @NoMad Router died is not an excuse for a full day leave since he can always use his mobile data. He will just be 5 minutes late
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    @Sony-wf-1000xm3 if he's on prepaid plans, or has a cap, no he can't attend.

    Edit: also, it is his personal item. Afaik the company cannot make you use your personal items or has to compensate you for them.
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    You need an excuse? Your working from home, it's not like there's a 24/7 video feed on you 😏

    Also: you could just blame your shitty Internet with https://www.bufferi.ng/
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    @NoMad Depends on the country. In my country India nearlyall of my teachers used mobile data to teach for most of the lockdown. 1.5 gb of mobile data gets me through 4 hours of school and some entertainment in between. But that could be shortened really quickly if there are more people in the video call or he has to download download or update some libraries. I dont know which country he is from though so this could very well be a valid excuse. I guess a better reason would be a power cut. Power cut would mean that unless he has a fully charged laptop with decent battery lifeor he cannot work a lot except attending meetings.
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    @Sony-wf-1000xm3 power cuts can be tracked. A simple googling will show that he's lying.

    Also, study and work are different. Study is your own expense, (in some countries you get assistance for that tho) but work is someone else's expense and you "get paid". Not that you pay while working for them. Lol.
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    If you're married or have kids you can easily blame it on whatever it is you have to do for them? house chores? Need to feed the the kids/dog/cat. Cockroach or termite infestation so you need time to clean or fix. Bring the kid/spouse/self to a medical appointment. But if you have really no real excuse though, just tell the truth that you feel the need to take a break and get a leave for health reasons.
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    @iamai especially just telling "to need a break". We have multiple people in the company taking regular breaks in the morning but "catching up" during the evenings. It's possible if you don't have important meetings scheduled during your break time and it also "should" be possible without raising any questions from co-workers.

    I mean if they start questioning your breaks you could also question their breaks.
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    Just ask a day off?
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    @sambadevi some work have flexitime some don't. Flexitime means although work is typically 8-5 if one would have to do grocery for the family and won't be reachable from 10-12 so that 2hrs work could maybe be rendered at 7-9 instead. If you finish at 8 that's great. Just make sure it's not affecting the schedule of another's deliverable. Now, If OP has the kind of job that won't be flexible enough to his needs like he has to log in and out at certain times and must always have to be accountable on those time to the point he even needs to lie to get a break or day off, a change job might be in order.
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    Thanks for voicing out your thoughts everyone. I think for the last few days i have been doing a lot of work and that too in a very tiring manner and one small thing let to another to the point where i just want to be away from slack and my devices , like to hell with the company.
    Don't get me wrong, i am at a place where i like the work and product, we do have flexi times and i could just ask for time off. Let me make another rant about it
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