Who says playing hooky is just for kids?
Everybody starts watching the clock a little earlier during the summertime, and those of us who don’t get “summer Fridays” are out of luck. Or are we?
Refinery 29 has come up with some ideas for skipping out a little early without causing a scene:
- The Friday afternoon doctor’s appointment. No decent boss will complain if you need to see a specialist. And if the mood hits a few weeks in a row, just say your doctor said that the problem is chronic, which makes for follow-up visits.
- The bathroom-break jail-break. Spend all morning slowly hiding your personal items behind the plants next to the elevator. Then, around three or so, take a “quick trip to the bathroom” – and make a break for the elevator.
- The trail of personal stuff. Leave your desk covered with things like a nearly full water bottle and an open notebook. Even better, drop your old smartphone – no one would leave for the weekend without their phone.
- The phantom meeting. Schedule a “work meeting” for 3 p.m. on Friday – out of the office, of course. Head for the hills, and if anyone asks questions on Monday, talk about how awful it was, and how ticked off you were about wasting your afternoon on it.