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It's a rare occasion to see sunshine in the UK - rarer still in April when showers are usually the order of the day. So when we were blessed with the recent high temperatures this past week we all knew we had to make the most of it.
Throwaway BBQs were bought, shorts were worn and beer gardens were invaded. If you're lucky, you were able to finish your working day and head straight there to sink a few pints, but for those poor unfortunates who have to work shifts it's usually a different story.
Now, in these circumstances you might be tempted to pull a sickie, but please let this one woman's experience serve as a cautionary tale - because she managed to try and pull a sickie, while drinking in a pub, without noticing that her boss was sat right in front of her. Awkward, that, isn't it?
The woman, who works at Level in Bolton, sent a text to her boss John to tell him that she had been spewing all day and, as such, wouldn't be able to work that evening.
But shortly after sending the message John responded to tell her he was 'literally sat opposite' her in the pub.
Level told LADbible: "She said she had gone to the beer garden with some friends intending not to drink, but was coerced into having a couple and then she knew she wasn't allowed to work having had a drink so concocted her lie.
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"This can be loosely translated to 'she wanted to get pissed with her mates in the sun instead of working on the bar at the club'.
"Sadly for her it turns out that John was having a meeting in the same pub."
They added: "It's strange how many staff suddenly get poorly when the sun is shining..."
Sharing a screenshot of the messages on its Twitter page, Level wrote: "FFS one of the staff just tried to pull a sicky whilst sipping on a Dark Fruits in the same beer garden as our boss."
Amazingly, though, John didn't sack the member of staff. But I'm guessing she won't be calling in sick any time soon.
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