Return to Your Routine after Faking a Sickness: Making it Work


In today’s society, many people might try and pull one over and by saying they are sick. While this can be accomplished, you could ask you to bring a doctor excuse template / doctor note with you when you get back to the daily grind. This aside, for this to work you’ll also need to act the part when returning to your routine. So, ask yourself if it’s worth all this to call in for a sick day. If it still is, you’ll need to learn some steps for practicing the part of recovering from an illness once you get back to it.

When you do return, you want to bring along something that shows you’re still in the recovery process. While you don’t want to try to make anyone feel guilty for only allowing you one day off, you do want to bring in something like some herbal tea, cough drops, or even bring ibuprofen to take periodically. These techniques will work and help you to be the boss of your world. However, don’t overdo it so that you’re obviously trying too hard to look sick. Just act normal and like you’re “still recovering”.

Fortunately, there are also some other tips you can give a try to convince others you’re still in recovery. This next tip is specifically for those of you who work in close quarters, so you’ll definitely end up seeing them at some point in the day when you return to it. While you might be tempted to work up a series of fake coughs and sniffles, this in fact can be to your detriment.

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Instead, put yourself in the frame of mind that you are genuinely sick. What this will do is convince your body to be in sync with your mind. Act normal, look everyone in the eyes, and speak normally. Doing this will help ensure your colleagues think that you are doing the best you can at work and were not faking being sick. If you are around a lot of people, you may not have to worry about confronting anyone. Instead, make it a point to stay at your desk as much as you can, go out for your lunch, make frequent bathroom visits, or stay very busy. Again, remember not to do this to excess; the point here is to make everyone think you’re still recovering from your illness. By not trying too hard, you will make them think this.

Lastly, there are a few more things you can do for your appearance to set the cherry on top of this master scheme. If you’re a guy, leave a stubbly appearance, if this is okay for your job. When dressing, maybe wear a shirt that hasn’t been ironed to show you really didn’t feel up to it. For those of you who would like, refrain from doing your hair so it shows you don’t feel well enough to do your hair like you normally would do. Lastly, finish it off by walking a little slower than usual.

For women, there are also some things you can do to look the part as well. To begin with, you may also refrain from doing your hair like you normally would. Instead, pull your hair back into a ponytail. If you’re feeling brave enough, don’t wear any makeup. Lastly, move a little slower than you normally would to act as though you’re not feeling 100 percent. Practicing these tips will help you to play it cool when you return after a fake sick call.