Funny “WORKING FROM HOME” excuses given or you read in email/slack

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Oct 14 55 Comments

What are the different excuses you have given or have seen/read in email or slack from collegues who are “WORKING FROM GOME” to give interviews.

let the game begin. I have run out of excuses now.

TC: 300k

P.S. I wish there was an option to tag more than 3 companies.

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TOP 55 Comments
  • Oracle borehog
    I don’t give excuses anymore. I want to wfh. That’s a reason enough
    Oct 14 1
    • Roku RokuRoku
      OP
      That does make sense to a sensible manager
      Oct 14
  • Google WFHeng
    I don’t send any email or message but just wfh. Please follow me.
    Oct 14 5
    • Roku RokuRoku
      OP
      Google allows that? BTW, what email client do you guys use? MS Outlook?
      Oct 14
    • Amazon frmnt
      There's this cool web based email client called Gmail :)
      Oct 14
    • Cisco Be_happy
      They use Gmail!
      Oct 15
    • Charter dwayneWayn
      Gmail hahahaha
      Oct 15
    • Twilio / Eng
      KNNY37

      Twilio Eng

      PRE
      Twilio Inc.
      KNNY37more
      Same here. I get the work done. No one’s gonna say shit.
      Oct 16
  • Akamai Technologies tzhL
    Oct 14 2
    • Roku RokuRoku
      OP
      Akamai seems like a fun place to work
      Oct 14
    • New / Eng DxIz41
      Maybe this is a sign you should move your stand up back 😂😂
      Oct 14
  • Amazon anion
    At Amazon we just say: I’m WFH today...
    that’s it!
    Oct 14 2
    • Roku RokuRoku
      OP
      Then you get PIPed?
      Oct 14
    • Amazon anion
      Of course 10% does! Not a problem for 90%.
      Oct 14
  • Verizon Digital Media Services Vvoceihtd
    Oct 15 3
    • Haha. Dude this is hilarious. Friday for your team should be declared a national holiday
      Oct 15
    • Amazon gamaA
      Lol. Wtf
      Oct 15
    • Verizon / Eng ByeVz
      Everyday at this company is a holiday.

      Nobody does shit
      Oct 16
  • Amazon gamaA
    Had a guy who called sick to wfh, later in the day he posted a facebook pic watching first day first show movie that day.
    Oct 14 3
    • Roku RokuRoku
      OP
      WTH, that sounds like my friend. He does the same.
      Oct 14
    • Hulu / Eng
      TzsA68

      Hulu Eng

      PRE
      Hulu
      TzsA68more
      Mentally sick so he has to watch Joker
      Oct 15
    • Roku masters
      I went to movies when i was sick. Just needed to get out of the house
      Oct 15
  • Cerner / Eng
    StyaPichai

    Cerner Eng

    BIO
    This is Satya Pichai. The most powerful man on blind. DM me for acquisitions.
    StyaPichaimore
    My cat ate up my ID card and I can't enter the campus.
    Oct 14 1
    • Roku RokuRoku
      OP
      Is that for real? No you are kidding
      Oct 14
  • Amazon ___|___
    My team mate once mailed he had to pick up a package so he is wfh and the same excuse was used by three other guys. I am like wtf
    Oct 14 2
    • Roku RokuRoku
      OP
      Did they all leave the company?
      Oct 14
    • Cisco hazardEden
      Lol! Many of the teammates and I have used this
      Oct 15
  • Ericsson loonie
    WFH, [Doctor's|Dentist|Vet|Car service] appointment at 11.
    WFH, Expecting a package
    WFH, [Leaking roof|Leaking freezer|flooded basement], waiting for repair guys
    Wfh, 25cm snow in driveway
    Wfh, Shovelling snow with the neighbor.
    Wfh, Kids are on holdiay
    Wfh, Need to focus & finish up task XYX.
    Wfh, down with Flu
    Wfh, sick kid.
    It never ends. Its high time we made a WFHikipedia. Note: Am working from home today/tomorrow. Be like me :)
    Oct 15 1
  • Tableau kydx63
    Can't remember exactly, but was legendary. Something about fire ants in the kitchen...
    Oct 14 1
  • Shapeways / Eng TAeI38
    I say “a cable guy is coming to fix my sink and is bringing my UPS package”
    Oct 15 0
  • Zillow Group “
    WFH, doing leetcode so my replies will take some time
    Oct 15 0
  • OpenDoor NJFo27
    You know the drill TC, religion and family are the only excuses you can have for "working from home". Lol in all seriousness just state you have some personal items you need to take care of they shouldn't need to dig deep if you are just doing phone screens here and there. And if it's a onsite just take the day off
    Oct 14 0
  • Roku / Eng
    zZ💤

    Roku Eng

    PRE
    Samsung Electronics
    zZ💤more
    Just say WFH. Why need to say excuses if your work done properly?
    Oct 14 1
    • Say WFH everyday for 2 weeks? M sure you need excuses after a few times
      Oct 15
  • Akamai Technologies / Eng __init__()
    Just ping in chats messaging that I will work from home and be away from so and so time for personal errands
    Oct 14 2
    • Roku RokuRoku
      OP
      But it would work once or twice. Not more than that.
      Oct 14
    • Akamai Technologies / Eng __init__()
      I just keep it like this and no one seems to care much in my team, as long as work is done. If you need some reasons - flat tire, child sick, child sick so Dr appointment, parents meeting, car service, home maintenance, contractor coming home, hoa meeting, dropping family members to airport or pick them up, you being sick, commute is eating time so wfh will be effective and so on
      Oct 14
  • Cisco Infensus
    Got AIDS last night, need time to recover
    Oct 15 0
  • Verizon XbVH67
    My team lives all over the country. There's no reason to go into an office. I've wfh for 10 years. They get many more hours out of you when you wfh
    Oct 15 0
  • Comcast / Eng
    wKYh52

    Comcast Eng

    PRE
    Dick's Sporting Goods
    wKYh52more
    If I wanna work from Gome I work from gome lol
    Oct 15 0
  • Cisco tfibe99108
    I always WFH. don't send any messages. It has worked for me at least.
    Oct 15 1
    • Ericsson loonie
      I want to be like you when I grow
      Oct 15
  • Verizon / Eng ByeVz
    I banged my dad again, gotta stay home.
    Oct 16 0

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