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Have You Ever Called in Sick Due to a Beauty-Related Matter?

Every woman's had those days where she just can't get herself out of a bad beauty funk — real or imagined. Your self-image is about as worthless as a penny and it continues on a downward spiral as you think about facing your co-workers with your giant pimple, your disastrous haircut, your puffy eyes or whatever else you feel is glaringly unattractive about yourself.

On days like this, sometimes it's best to take a break and treat yourself to a massage, a movie, a bath or anything that makes you feel special and grounded. We've all been guilty of losing perspective; some of us are just better at managing it than others. So tell me, have you ever called in sick because of a beauty-related issue?

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jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 8 years
Yes, because I just didn't feel pretty that day.
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 8 years
Yes, because I just didn't feel pretty that day.
penny1614 penny1614 8 years
Everyone's done it. Whoever says they haven't is just lying.
lily8206 lily8206 8 years
No. Never. I hate calling in sick when I actually am sick, let alone for something like that.
lily8206 lily8206 8 years
No. Never. I hate calling in sick when I actually am sick, let alone for something like that.
fauxmccoy fauxmccoy 8 years
when i was a young pseudo professional wanna be in san francisco, a pigeon dropped a present on my coif and i just could not bear how icky it was. i washed up, repeatedly and just never could make myself feel good enough to leave the house that day.
rocketgirl rocketgirl 8 years
Nope. That's what ponytails and concealer are for. Besides, I don't get paid to look pretty; I get paid to work.
AKirstin AKirstin 8 years
Um, wow. Really? I have never done this, it seems like the pinnacle of vanity getting in the way.
WiCkeD_LaDy WiCkeD_LaDy 8 years
i called on sick once, but not for a beauty matter, because me and some friends planned everything to go shopping, but i called in sick LOL !!
WiCkeD_LaDy WiCkeD_LaDy 8 years
i called on sick once, but notfor a beauty matter, becauseme and some friends planned everything to go shopping, buti called in sick LOL !!
mld6277 mld6277 8 years
many times.... skipped school when i had a home hair dye mishap (right before a very important dance mind you!) I also played hookie from work a few years ago after a facial gone bad. I had a horrible reaction to it and could not leave the house for a week without a hat and sunglasses!
RaCheer RaCheer 8 years
I've skipped class but I've never called in sick to work due to my appearance. This is my first "real" job and I make it a point only call in sick if I'm actually sick.
mahalobeauty mahalobeauty 8 years
Guilty. It was the whole "time of the month" I felt fat and ugly, situation. I work with a lot of customers and if I don't feel like I'm going to have a decent day, then I will call off. It doesn't happen often though.
bushra bushra 8 years
can anyone tell me more about these mental health days? i've never heard of those here in the uk.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 8 years
I didn't go to school one day because I had a huge cold sore that really hurt and was just plain nasty for me and everyone around me.
Kaori Kaori 8 years
'Kay. So I don't work so I'll relate this back to school. I skip a lot and whatever...but I've never missed a full day of school just because I didn't feel pretty or whatever. I might skip a class to wash my hair when I think it doesn't look it's best but no more than that. Honestly. I just take it like a man. No one really notices this kinda stuff anyways, I assume.
Kaori Kaori 8 years
'Kay. So I don't work so I'll relate this back to school.I skip a lot and whatever...but I've never missed a full day of school just because I didn't feel pretty or whatever. I might skip a class to wash my hair when I think it doesn't look it's best but no more than that. Honestly. I just take it like a man. No one really notices this kinda stuff anyways, I assume.
porkypocky porkypocky 8 years
you skip work or school because you don't feel pretty enough?? honey, please. i bet nobody's even looking. if i had a coworker that skipped work and i found out that was the reason, i would think they were really childish or had a bad case of the princess disease. even if you go to work on an ugly day, at least you're still getting paid...and seriously, unless you're a celeb, model, or porn star nobody is going to scrutinize your appearance that much.
chiquita29 chiquita29 8 years
No I wouldn't do that to my coworkers. I'm lucky if I call in sick when i'm really sick! I remember when I was a teenager though, I put a small band-aid over this monstrous pimple on my forehead. One of my male friends got all offended & asked me if he should cover his whole face since he had acne. Yeah, awkward. Anyway, that was the last time I whipped out a band-aid to cover a zit.
chiquita29 chiquita29 8 years
No I wouldn't do that to my coworkers. I'm lucky if I call in sick when i'm really sick! I remember when I was a teenager though, I put a small band-aid over this monstrous pimple on my forehead. One of my male friends got all offended & asked me if he should cover his whole face since he had acne. Yeah, awkward. Anyway, that was the last time I whipped out a band-aid to cover a zit.
Hannah-123 Hannah-123 8 years
nop even if i did look really bad and did not want to go to school my dad would make me go anyway. so happy that its summer!!
Hannah-123 Hannah-123 8 years
nop even if i did look really bad and did not want to go to school my dad would make me go anyway. so happy that its summer!!
Sugarblonde Sugarblonde 8 years
Nope - though I will admit when I've had an ugly pimple or something and it just won't cover up... I definitely don't want to go. I usually just grin & bear it :) Or part my hair to cover it!
fashion4ward fashion4ward 8 years
Nope. Just for mental health days.
Mintie Mintie 8 years
this is the most ridiculous question... but what's worse is that there are people who have done it.
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