No one wants to be cooped up in the office on a gorgeous summer day, especially since we get so few of them. Though when it’s as hot as this summer has been that free air-conditioning at work feels pretty good.
Here are a few ways to sneak out early without raising suspicions:
Friday Afternoon Doctor Appointment – No decent boss will complain if you need to see a specialist. And if you “need to see a specialist” a few weeks in a row, just say your problem is chronic.
Bathroom Jail-Break – Spend the morning slowly hiding your personal items behind the plants next to the elevator. Around 3 p.m. clutch your stomach and head for the bathroom, then make a break for the elevator.
But Her Stuff Is Still Here – 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 day without their phone.
Attend A Fake Meeting – Schedule a “work meeting” for 3 p.m. – out of the office, of course. Head for the hills, and if anyone asks questions, talk about how awful it was, and how ticked off you were about wasting your afternoon.
The Home Emergency – You have a terrible leak and the plumber can only show up at 3 p.m.? That’s terrible. Don’t use this one too often, though.