Calling in sick to work, worried it'll seem like I'm lying

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So basically I'm calling in sick to work (haven't done this since maybe January) and don't really know how to communicate this to my manager over the phone without sounding like I'm lying. Basically I've been having stomach pain and diarhheah all night, haven't been able to sleep. I presume I must of eaten a lot of something that triggered a response from my body (something containing gluten as I have coeliac). My work starts at 4PM, should I just call now and directly say "I've been having stomach pains and diorreah since last night, it has not let me sleep and it has only worsened since then. I don't think it's suitable to come into work for today etc..." ? If this makes me seem like I'm lying how should I reword this? Thanks
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(Original post by Anonymous)
So basically I'm calling in sick to work (haven't done this since maybe January) and don't really know how to communicate this to my manager over the phone without sounding like I'm lying. Basically I've been having stomach pain and diarhheah all night, haven't been able to sleep. I presume I must of eaten a lot of something that triggered a response from my body (something containing gluten as I have coeliac). My work starts at 4PM, should I just call now and directly say "I've been having stomach pains and diorreah since last night, it has not let me sleep and it has only worsened since then. I don't think it's suitable to come into work for today etc..." ? If this makes me seem like I'm lying how should I reword this? Thanks
Just say you're having stomach problems related to your coeliacs and you can't come in to work. No more detail needed.
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So basically I'm calling in sick to work (haven't done this since maybe January) and don't really know how to communicate this to my manager over the phone without sounding like I'm lying. Basically I've been having stomach pain and diarhheah all night, haven't been able to sleep. I presume I must of eaten a lot of something that triggered a response from my body (something containing gluten as I have coeliac). My work starts at 4PM, should I just call now and directly say "I've been having stomach pains and diorreah since last night, it has not let me sleep and it has only worsened since then. I don't think it's suitable to come into work for today etc..." ? If this makes me seem like I'm lying how should I reword this? Thanks
My only advice is not to pull this trick too many times. You could call your boss, put on a sickly voice and say, "I'll be back tomorrow, hopefully I'll be feeling better by then".
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(Original post by DrawTheLine)
Just say you're having stomach problems related to your coeliacs and you can't come in to work. No more detail needed.
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(Original post by Essex King)
My only advice is not to pull this trick too many times. You could call your boss, put on a sickly voice and say, "I'll be back tomorrow, hopefully I'll be feeling better by then".
Dont dont do this OP. Putting on a sickly voice when you havent got one, will be obvious
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