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Eight Ways to Take a Day for Yourself



“I’ve got an eye appointment”

Claiming you’ve got a regular doctor’s appointment can be tricky, because nosy bosses will wonder why you haven’t been sick lately, and as an excuse to get out of work it’s just plain overused. Eye doctor appointments, however, are regular, low-key, and dependable. Why would anyone lie about that? For maximum efficacy, “schedule” your appointment for mid-morning and then be unable to come back to the office because your eyes are dilated and it’s just too gosh darn bright in the office for you to work right, especially with that old monitor of yours (Hint hint to the boss!). Your whole office will appreciate your proactive attitude towards your health.

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