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In the latest “Ask a Manager” work-advice blog, a self-professed “boring guy” penned in to complain that his boss thinks he’s a “stoner” now since he called out sick on April 20, otherwise known as 4/20, an underground holiday to celebrate cannabis culture.
Truly sick, he thought nothing of it. Yet “when I made it to the office, his (supervisor’s) first question was whether I enjoyed (wink wink) my day off. It got laughs from the rest of the team, and initially I laughed, too, since the thought of super-square me calling out of work to do drugs was the most ridiculous thing I’d ever heard of.”
“Ask a Manager” pegged this behavior as “incredibly weird” and that “people get legitimately sick on 4/20, just as they get sick on the Friday before a holiday weekend, and the day a really boring training session is scheduled, and other days that might seem like wins to get to miss.”
“But his conclusion is particularly weird because he knows you,” the blogger wrote. “Like you somehow went from being strait-laced and eschewing caffeine to skipping work to blaze one up?”