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Man Gets Promotion For Hard Work Then Calls In Sick After Celebrating

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Man Gets Promotion For Hard Work Then Calls In Sick After Celebrating

How's this for a show of pure Britishness? Meet the man who received a pay rise for hard work - then ended up calling in sick after celebrating with a bevvy or two.

It's all detailed in this hilarious text exchange between a boss and his employee, which was shared on Reddit, and it shows absolute top-tier management skills.

The post read: "Gave a guy at work a good pay rise for hard work and this is the message I got the next day, this is how you know you're British."

The screenshot shows the employee texting his boss to say: "Morning. Sorry about this but may I take today as leave? I had a drink last night to celebrate and I went overboard, got drunk, now sick as a dog. Bad hangover, not going to clear for hours I can feel it. Is leave today OK mate?"

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Credit: Reddit
Credit: Reddit

Some might call it cheek, but the pure honesty of the message left the boss in a surprisingly good mood.

He replied: "Absolutely, you totally deserve it and for the record, that reason you need the holiday is the greatest reason ever."

Take note, bosses of the UK - this is how you lead a team.

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Unsurprisingly, the post got a pretty positive response, with One Redditor replying: "This is brilliant. I love the honesty between you guys.

"Reminds me of my first boss when I got my first job. I was supposed to be working the day after my final end of year dance at high school.

"We got along really well, so I decided to be honest and ask for the day off because I was gonna be out drinking that night and I wouldn't be in a great state to work. He laughed and said he would've done the exact same, and gladly gave me the day off."

Another simply said: "The true British way is to turn up hungover. I'm really good at it."

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It is a skill, to be fair.

However, not everyone's boss is this understanding - one woman in particular was left red-faced after making an absolute howler of a mistake.

Roberta Clark, 20, from Drumchapel in Scotland, accidentally texted her boss a photo of a bottle of champagne at a party, just moments after she'd told him she wouldn't be able to make it into work due to the bad weather.

Credit: Twitter
Credit: Twitter
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Moments after sending the text saying she wouldn't be able to make it in, Roberta then sent a shot of a bottle of Champagne, chilling in an ice bucket, alongside the words: "Dare me to pop it?"

But instead of pinging it to its intended recipient, Roberta accidentally sent her to boss.

Spotting her clanger, Roberta then quickly came clean - replying: "I'm so sorry I meant to forward that on to someone else.

"I'm at a baby reveal I'm so sorry was not meant for you."

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So, so awkward.

Featured Image Credit: PA/Reddit

Topics: UK News, Funny, Booze, Alcohol

Amelia Ward
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