What the boss doesn't know...
Never Have I Ever Skipped Work To Golf
By Kickntrue on 7/23/09
Here's a fun new summer feature for oob, "Never Have I Ever..." If you're unfamiliar with the game you can read about it here, but basically what happens is I make a statement about something I've never done, and anyone who HAS done it has to admit their severe golf addiction. It's often a drinking game revealing your inner slutdom, but I figure this is probably worse.
I know there are people out there, let's hear from you...
Never have I ever Skipped Work To Golf! Of course, I'm not talking about a planned around where you took off work. I'm talking about last minute, call in sick- miss an important meeting, boss doesn't know where I am skipped work.
Of course, it wouldn't be fun if I just listed mine, so this is most certainly an interactive game. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org your best "Never Have I Evers..." and we'll have some fun!
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I'm guilty of this
I've done this on more than one occasion. It becomes easier when you work from home in MA, and your boss is based in WI. One that sticks in my mind is the week before I got married. I had been doing some running around for somethings my (now) wife needed to make the center-pieces for the reception. I got the required items, and instead of returning to my home/office, I stopped at the course at shot my best round to date.
I'm also guilty of leaving early with the intention of golfing, only to get caught in traffic (everyone else had the same idea) and not being able to get on to the course, due to the volume of people playing.
Ben Crane says:
Just did it last Tuesday. Doing it again next Monday.
I actually going to be found guilty in about one hour. Running to an important "meeting" at on off sit location. Only catch is, the meeting is between 3 other buddies at the course!!
Not only have I done this but I have done work related conference calls while on the course!!!
Guilty! Used to be able to entertain customers on the golf course but new regulations prohibit this. Oh well, guilty golf is better than no golf.
What else are sick days for?
I have never done this! I tell my boss where I am going and if he needs anything done let me know and I will do it when its DARK OUT!!!!! He is the best boss, but he know I always meet my deadlines.
I have done it a couple times, but always when I was between projects. I once did it 3 days in a row saying I had the flu. I was only going to do it one day, but it occurred to me that the flu usually takes a few days to get over (I then followed that up with 2 days of 'working from home' so as not to infect my coworkers - I'm very thoughtful like that).
Thre times this summer
my boss probably thinks i have issues with my teeth because i see the "dentist" about 4 or 5 times a year.
I have to ask for those folks that are on this site and calling in 'sick' to play golf...Is your boss on your "Friends" list on this site? Otherwise, it's a dead giveaway if he gets an email alert "Intrinsic has just started playing a live round..."
so super guilty! I will be doing this in 2 hours! why do you think I don't link oobgolf to my facebook or twitter account [ friends and followers @ work of course ] ! It would be nice if we had the option 2 have scores published or not so I could only publish my weekend rounds!
I forward calls to my cell phone while on the golf course. Every once in awhile I have to skip a hole if my boss calls.
Lucky to have a boss who is a 4 handicap with a standing game on Friday, and I work from home to boot. During the summer, you can play 18 from 5 to 8:30 anyway.
I'd feel more guilty if I HADN'T done this. Like tburchell said, what else are sick days for? My nickname for discreet, last-minute golf like this is a "covert op". When I call my buddy in the morning about a covert op, he knows exactly what I'm talking about.
This is your boss. I know who you are, even though you use an Oob-name on this site. You are all fired.
If I answer my phone on the golf course, I'm usually off in ten seconds with the excuse, "Let me call you back, I'm in a meeting right now" ......Well I AM.
Lee Kuehner says:
Calling in sick is lame! I call in well and plainly tell them I feel too good to work and I'll be in tomorrow or later in the day. Be honest, I find it's easier and most of the time it gets a laugh over the phone with a reply of let me know what you score.
Tim Horan says:
Never for work...I have skipped a funeral and played golf instead...work thought I was at the funeral if you can appreciate the difference.
Changed out says:
When I was on Active duty I used to make excuses to leave early all the time to go play golf until my old boss caught me because he was at the golf course too. I thought I was screwed but he didn't care we just ended up playing together a lot after that during working hours. It's cheaper and less busy during the week so when you can get away with it it's more than worth it.
Oh, yeah. Lots. It's easier when you work from home.
All the time. I have entirely way too much vacation and sick time. The problem is that I rarely get sick, so 9 of the 10 sick days I use are spent on the golf course calling into work with a case of "Happy Feet"
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