6 Helpful Tips For Calling In A Day’s Sick Leave For Work

Irrespective if you’re feeling sick or not, the process for calling in sick to work remains the same. It’s always advisable to let your Employer know as soon as possible and to keep the details of the conversation brief.

6 Tips For Calling In Sick To Work

  1. Choosing The Right Method

It’s not always imperative that you must make a phone call to let your boss know you’ll be taking a day’s sick leave. Instead, you may send a text message, e-mail or letter. It might be a good idea to know which way your Employer’s preferred method of contact is.

  1. Don’t Delay

If you’re already starting to feel ill the previous night and already has an inkling that you won’t be going in to work the next day, then it’s best to let your boss know immediately or first thing in the morning, so that he can make arrangements for your absence.

  1. Keep It Simple

You don’t need to go into a lot of detail and provide a lengthy explanation of your illness. Just let them know that you won’t be coming in and keep the message brief. It can be helpful to let your department or someone else from your team know that you’ll be absent too, especially if you are currently working on a team project.

  1. Offer Other Means Of Availability

If you are feeling up to it, you can offer alternative methods of availability to your Employer. For instance, you’ll be able to respond to e-mails or maybe perform other simple tasks while at home.

  1. Do A Follow-Up

Make sure that you complete any internal documentation that the Company may require relating to your sick leave and whether they’ll be requiring a sick note. For any tips on obtaining sick note’s, you can check out this site.

  1. Tips For Calling In Sick When You Merely Need An Off Day

Maybe you feel overworked or stressed, unable to cope and only need a day off to recharge your batteries. Many jobs in retail don’t offer personal days. When you call in sick, make sure you follow all the above-mentioned steps, but keep the following considerations in mind:

  • It will be more convincing if you avoid picking a Monday or Friday and instead choose a random day. Otherwise, your Employer may become suspicious.
  • Avoid phone calls unless you are self-assured that you can speak to your boss confidently without raising any suspicion. Instead, stick to sending a text or e-mail. In case your boss prefers phone calls, try calling early morning.
  • Avoid telling anyone that you’ve been lying and were not sick, even if they are friends to avoid running the risk of them telling your Employer whether by accident or on purpose.
  • Always keep your answers brief. The more you talk, the higher the probability is of being caught in a lie.
  • Put in extra work afterwards to show your Employer that you are a committed worker and are serious about your work.

Adam Hansen

Adam is a part time journalist, entrepreneur, investor and father.