How to Use a Doctor Sick Letter to Return to Work

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There are days when you just don’t want to go to work. We’ve all had these days. Why should you go in when you really don’t feel like it? After all, you’re an employee, not an indentured servant. You have the right to take a day off when you want to, for your own mental health.

Searching for a Fake Doctor’s Letter

Here are some important points to keep in mind when you search for your letter:

  • Don’t tell fellow employees what you’re doing; they will blab to your boss.
  • Don’t use the computer at work to search for a fake doctor’s note.
  • Don’t use letters that claim you have a serious condition; your boss will periodically ask you how you are doing.

Learn How To Use A Doctor’s Note

Once you find the right note, read about the illness online. Chances are, someone at your job has had the illness and will want to ask you about it. Find out what the symptoms are and what treatment doctors typically recommend. You don’t want your boss to ask you what you did to get rid of your migraine if you’ve never had a migraine before. Have answers ready and you will sound much more convincing.

Act Confident

Act confident when you turn in your note. A free or very cheap doctor’s letter isn’t going to fool anyone. Your supervisor probably has already seen them already. The old saying “You get what you pay for” is true. If you hand in your note with confidence, no one will give it a second glance.

Plan For Your Return to Work

Remember, you are coming back to work after being ill. Don’t get a tan, get a haircut or alter your appearance in a way that will tip off your boss that you were out having a good time while you were off work. Avoid showing co-workers photos from the amusement park that you visited or pictures from your daughter’s recital that you attended. Don’t post anything about your day off on social media either; you’ll get caught lying.

Use a fake doctor’s note wisely and you can enjoy a much-needed mini-vacation from your job. You’ll come back refreshed and able to do your job better so it’s really your boss who benefits if you decide to take a day or two off once in a while.

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