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I can't *cough* make it *cough*

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With the delayed release date my time off work was thrown off and now I don't have as much time as I'd like to sink into Deadfire when it releases in the next few days.

 

Yeah, I think I might *cough* be getting sick :p  May have to call in to work.

 

Favourite get out of work excuses aaaaand GO

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Ah one of those 24-48 hour "bugs" lol. I have taken vacation to play a game but won't for Deadfire. 

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Hi boss, I forgot to shut my bedroom window last night and a raccoon came running in... 

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I work in the industry, so when I asked my boss for Tuesday off he basically said he'd never deny a PTO request for a game's release date - even though we're in cruch atm :')

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Lol I work for the corporate man.  See some things about the man is good.  Basically he expects you to understand missing work is bad, and if you do it too often you gonna lose your job.  So when you call out, he doesn't care why, he just wants to know you aren't showing up and is someone else covering your work.

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Just seen the doc, feeling a bit rough. Sent me for some tests for Bubonic Plague. But it might be Leprocy. Back as soon as I can.

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I work independently as a gay escort so I can take breaks whenever I want, my excuse? "I'm unavailable". I never elaborate. I love being self employed ~ 

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Just seen the doc, feeling a bit rough. Sent me for some tests for Bubonic Plague. But it might be Leprocy. Back as soon as I can.

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Maybe scream into a pillow for a while until your voice is all hoarse? Gotta sell it ;)

 

I may go with "vertigo" ...

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I work from home 99% of time but somehow got scheduled to all day meeting at office on release day

 

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I am going to ring your HR department and tell them you are blobbing!


nowt

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(Seriously though I actually have two full days off starting launch day, but if I didn't I might be tempted :) )

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If you are English you have to tell them you have Diarrhea, if you are European just say a semi distant family member has died.

 

Not sure what the American excuse is. 


nowt

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In germany you just take a day off work a day before release and nobody asks why.

Lol.

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If you just make everybody at work... “disappear”, you won’t haveto go anymore. Right?

 

Are you pondering what I'm pondering?

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I’m just going to bring my laptop to work and play the game there. Boom.

 

What? No, that's way too easy.

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If you just make everybody at work... “disappear”, you won’t haveto go anymore. Right?

Are you pondering what I'm pondering?

Perhaps...

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Just say you ate something bad and things are coming out both ends. No one ever wants to hear anymore about it. You're in the money then.

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Yes! We have no bananas.

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Ah one of those 24-48 hour "bugs" lol. I have taken vacation to play a game but won't for Deadfire. 

 

Oi, why u no want vacation to ze islands, eh? Tsk tsk. We not good enough for you, I see. Your mother would be ashamed. :C

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If you just make everybody at work... “disappear”, you won’t haveto go anymore. Right?

Well that escalated quickly

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This is why I find it strange that the entertainment industries in the US release things mid-week. It encourages people to take time off/call in sick. Releasing on a Friday would make much more sense, IMO. You would still get people taking the day off, but who is productive on a Friday anyway.

 

As for me, whether I take time off or not depends on the release time. Anything that unlocks at midnight means taking a vacation day. For Deadfire, I think it is supposed to release at 10AM Pacific, which means 6pm UK time. I just need to make sure nothing keeps me in the office after 5.

 

 

Edit: Got bored so I thought I would Google it. Interesting article from 2012 on Eurogamer website that explains why release dates are Friday for Europe and Tuesday for the US: https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-11-23-why-are-we-stuck-with-games-being-released-on-a-friday

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