"The best excuse to get out of work is to have kids" - Scott Adams. ( I think i quoted it correctly)
I bring my kids to work, it is good for them to understand what work is. My guys/gals need time off for kids, they work from home. They get stuff done in between and still get paid without burning sick time. They come to work to have time off FROM the kids.
Best excuse ever was COVID. I still use it on occasions.
Don't want to take on the job, sorry COVID.
Customer is a pain in the butt, COVID.
Obviosity going to lose money on the job, sorry COVID supply chain issues.
Kin want you to just "stop by" because their computer is not acting right, Sorry COVID.
Due to COVID, I have gone from a 70 hr week to 40 or less, same pay.